KTM Australia has recently recalled few of its models including KTM 1190 adventure R, 1290 super adventure and1190 adventure. The call was made after it identified manufacturing faults in the ABS braking system. The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission safety recall stated that a typical isolated cases contact is possible between the ABS modulator and the wiring harness due to eccentricities during the assembly process.
A brake failure is likely if the ABS modulator comes in contact with wiring harness in frayed condition along with an electrically conductive brake line. In the meantime, KTM has announced to all its customers about the technical error and urged all its buyers owning any of the three models to bring their vehicles in KTM service centers and get them rectified. The recall affects all the bikes manufactured during 2013 to 2016. KTM officials believe that the risk is due to a possible short-circuit in the ABS system, which can potentially result in brake failure.
After the market investigation conducted by KTM, it has been concluded that the fault could have been avoided by if the deviation in the assembly process was checked. Apart from the ABS malfunctioning, the vehicle is free from any major manufacturing error. ABS malfunctioning is considered to occur at rare cases, however, the Bike manufacturer does not want to take any chance and make sure its customers are fully satisfied with its products.
Hence KTM is communicating with its customers, and requesting them to get their bikes tested by an authorized KTM service dealership at the earliest. The inspection and replacement of the ABS system are quite necessary. Further, the company announces the service will be done totally free of cost. The KTM models affected by the recall are yet to enter the Indian market. The incident follows the recent recall of the dirt bike models by KTM Australia, which was identified with hand brake cylinder issue due to defective machining.
Summary: KTM recalls three of its major adventure bike models