KTM recalls 6,000 motorcycles for handlebar defect

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KTM XC, SX and XC-W models are among those being recalled.

KTM North America and the Consumer Product Safety Commission have issued a recall on various KTM and Husaberg off-road and competition models. The potential number of vehicles affected is 6,117.

The voluntary recall is due to the vehicles’ handlebar clamps, which can develop cracks during use, possibly leading them to move from their set positions. Because of this riders can potentially lose control of the vehicles, causing a fall or crash.

The recall was issued after KTM received a report regarding a rider who was hospitalized after crashing due to the cracked handlebar clamps.

The models being recalled are as follows:

• KTM 150 XC, SX
• KTM 200 XC-W
• KTM 250 XC, XC-W, XCF-W Six Days, SX, SX-F
• KTM 300 XC, XC-W
• KTM 350 SX-F
• KTM 450 XC-W Six Days, SX-F
• KTM 530 XC-W Six Days
• Husaberg 390 FE
• Husaberg 450 FE, FX

Dealers are being asked to repair the clamps free of charge.