About 920 Motocross competition off-road motorcycles have been recalled by KTM North America, Inc., of Amherst, Ohio. The connecting rod in the crankshaft assembly can fracture, causing the operator to lose control of the motorcycle and crash. This recall involves model year 2016 KTM brand and Husqvarna Motorcycles brand motocross off-road motorcycles with 250cc, 4-cycle engines. Recalled KTM 250 SX-F 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. Recalled KTM 250 SX-F Factory Edition motorcycles are orange and blue with the KTM and the Red Bull logos on both sides of the shrouds covering the fuel tank. The number “13” is printed on both sides of the rear fender below the rear of the seat. Recalled Husqvarna FC 250 motorcycles are white with blue and yellow markings. The Husqvarna logo and engine size are on both sides of the shrouds covering the fuel tank. Model year 2016 motorcycles have a letter “G” in the 10th position of the vehicle identification number (VIN), located on the right side of the steering head. The firm has received five reports of the rod cracking. No injuries have been reported.
The motorcycles were sold at 2016 KTM Motorcycles were sold at KTM authorized dealers nationwide from October 2015 through March 2016 for between $8,400 and $9,100. 2016 Husqvarna Motorcycles were sold at Husqvarna Motorcycles authorized dealers nationwide from October 2015 through March 2016 for about $8,400. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled motorcycles and contact an authorized KTM or Husqvarna Motorcycles dealer to schedule a free repair. Contact KTM North America/Husqvarna Motorcycles North America toll-free at 888-985-6090 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.ktmusa.com or www.husqvarna-motorcycles.com and click on “Service” and then “Safety” for more information. Photos available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/KTM-North-America-Recalls-Motocross-Competition-Off-Road-Motorcycles/
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