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KTM America Recalls Competition Motorcycles due to Fire Hazard

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Hillary Dunkley2 years ago

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in correlation with KTM North America have issued a recall for roughly 550 2015 and 2016 Freeride 250R motorcycles due to a fire hazard.

More about Motorcycle Recall

According to the CPSC, the 250cc and 2-cycle engines motorcycles were recalled due to a potential fire hazard posed fuel escaping the tank breather assembly during extreme riding conditions.

The Austrian based motorcycle company has not received any reports of injuries or incidents but strongly recommends consumers to stop riding the motorcycles. Affected consumers should call an authorized KTM dealer for repairs.

Description of Recalled Motorcycles

The following information was provided by the CPSC:

  • The recall motorcycles were sold from August 2014 through December 2014 for approx. $7,900 for 2015 models and June 2015 through July 2015 for approx. $8,000 for 2016 models.
  • The motorcycles are orange and black with KTM logo on both sides of shrouds covering fuel tank.
  • The size of engine printed on either side of the vehicles, near the rear
  • 2015 models will have letter ‘F’ in 10th position of vehicle ID number (VIN)
  • 2016 models will have letter ‘G’ IN 10TH position of vehicle ID number (VIN)
  • The VIN located on the right side of steering head


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