KTM Recalls Four Models, 550 Cycles


KTM North America Inc. is recalling about 550 motorcycles for inner fork tubes that can crack and separate from the fork axle.

The recall involves KTM's model year 2009 125SX, 150SX, 250XC-W and 300XC-W. No incidents or injuries have been reported. The recall is being conducted to prevent possible injuries.

Manufactured in Austria, the bikes were sold by KTM dealers nationwide from December 2008 through April 2009 for between $6,000 and $8,000.

Registered owners of the recalled off-road motorcycles are being sent a direct notice to stop by using the bikes and contact their local KTM dealer to schedule a free repair.

KTM intends to produce about 70,000 motorcycles this business year, down 25 percent from production last year. The OEM ended its 2007/2008 business year Aug. 31, 2008, with sales of 92,385 units, up from 90,306 units sold during the 2006/2007 business year and 83,985 units sold in the 2005/2006 business year.