RECALL NEWS: KTM Recalls 1290 Super Duke R For Potential Fuel Leak

This important safety recall affects 640 KTM 1290 Super Duke R motorcycles.

The following report is filed with the NHTSA:

Report Receipt Date: July 10, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V441000
Component(s): Fuel system, gasoline
Potential Number of Units Affected: 640
Manufacturer: KTM North America, Inc.

THE RECALL: KTM North America, Inc. (KTM) is recalling all model year 2014 1290 Super Duke R motorcycles manufactured from July 1, 2013 to April 30, 2014. The affected motorcycles may leak fuel from the threaded inserts at the rear of the gas tank.

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: A fuel leak from the threaded inserts, in the presence of an ignition source, may increase the risk of a fire.

THE FIX: KTM will notify owners, and dealers will seal the threaded inserts to prevent future fuel leaks. If the motorcycle shows evidence of an existing fuel leak at the threaded insert, the gas tank will be replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in August 2015. Owners may contact KTM customer service at 1-888-985-6090. KTM's number for this recall is TB 15XX.

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 safercar.gov.