Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

KTM North America Recalls Competition Off-Road Motorcycles Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: KTM Competition/Closed Course Off-Road Motorcycles

Hazard: Under extreme riding conditions, fuel can escape from the tank breather assembly. This poses a risk of fire and injury to the rider.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: KTM North America Inc. toll-free at (888) 985-6090 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.ktmusa.com and click on Service, then select Safety for more information.

Units: About 550

Description: This recall involves model year 2015 and 2016 KTM brand Freeride 250R motorcycles with 250cc and 2-cycle engines. The recalled KTM motorcycles are orange and black with the KTM logo on both sides of the shrouds covering the fuel tank. The engine size is printed on both sides of the rear fender below the rear of the seat.

Model year 2015 motorcycles have the letter F in the 10th position of the vehicle identification number (VIN). The VIN is located on the right side of the steering head.

Model year 2016 motorcycles have the letter G in the 10th position of the vehicle identification number (VIN). The VIN is located on the right side of the steering head.

Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop riding the recalled motorcycles and contact an authorized KTM dealer to schedule a free repair. KTM is contacting consumers who purchased the recalled product directly.

Sold at: Authorized KTM dealers nationwide from August 2014 to December 2014 for about $7,900 for the 2015 model year, from June 2015 to July 2015 for about $8,000 for the 2016 model year.

Importer: KTM North America Inc., of Amherst, Ohio

Manufactured in: KTM Motorrad AG, of Austria