Recall News: KTM Recalls the 1290 Super Adventure and 1190 Adventure for Possible Brake Failure

A defective wiring harness could contact the ABS modulator, causing the brake line to melt.

2015-2016 KTM Super Adventure recall notice
Affected KTM motorcycles (1290 Super Adventure shown here) may have a brake line that could become electrically conductive, causing it to overheat and melt.Photo: KTM
The following report is filed with the NHTSA:

Report Receipt Date: November 28, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V854000
Component(s): Brake system
Potential Number of Units Affected: 5,812
Manufacturer: KTM North America, Inc.

THE RECALL: KTM North America, Inc. (KTM) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 1290 Super Adventure motorcycles manufactured from December 1, 2014, to March 10, 2016, and 2013-2016 1190 Adventure and Adventure R motorcycles manufactured from November 20, 2012, to April 25, 2016. In the affected vehicles, the wiring harness can fray and contact the ABS modulator. If the brake line is electrically conductive, the brake line may overheat and melt.

2014 KTM 1190 Adventure
Certain KTM 1190 Adventure and Adventure R models manufactured from 2013-2016 are also included in this recall.Photo: KTM

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: If the brake line melts, brake failure may result, increasing the risk of a crash.

THE FIX: KTM will notify owners, and dealers will re-position the wiring harness for the electronic control unit, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact KTM customer service at 1-888-985-6090.

MORE RECALL INFORMATION: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to