May 8, 2009

KTM off-road motorcycles recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of KTM North America off-road motorcycles due to front fork failure.

About 550 of the Austrian motorcycles were imported by KTM North America Inc. of Amherst, Ohio. They were sold nationwide through KTM dealers from December 2008 through April 2009 for between $6,000 and $8,000.

No injuries have been reported, but the commission said the front fork inner tube can crack and separate from the fork axle, posing a risk of injury or death to the rider.

The recall includes 125SX, 150SX, 250XC-W and 300XC-W model motorcycles. All of them are colored orange and black.

Consumers were advised to stop using the motorcycles and contact a KTM dealer to schedule a free repair.

Consumers can call 888-985-6090 for information.