KTM, the Austrian motorcycle manufacturer has announced a recall for the brand's three most popular adventure motorcycles, the 1190 Adventure, the 1190 Adventure RS, and the 1290 Super Adventure.
The affected models include adventure motorcycles made in 2016, and the reason for the recall is due to a faulty ABS system.
According to KTM, the faulty ABS modulator could short circuit, and in rare cases, lead to brake failure. KTM has started notifying customers, and the affected motorcycles will be fixed free of cost at authorised KTM dealerships.
Although the KTM Adventure motorcycles are not on sale in India, there are a few imported motorcycles in the country. KTM is taking measures to notify customers.
The statement issued by KTM reads: "Following market investigations by KTM, it has been determined that due to deviations in the assembly process, in isolated cases contact may occur between the wiring harness and the ABS modulator."
"Measurements have shown that an electrical connection may be created via the brake line between the ABS modulator and the vehicle ground."
"For this to occur, the wiring harness must be frayed and must be in contact with the ABS modulator and the brake line must be electrically conductive. This only occurs in very rare cases."
"A conductive brake line can overheat and ultimately melt which can result in failure of a brake system circuit. The routing of the wiring harness must therefore be checked and if necessary corrected at the models mentioned."