KTM Australia has advised owners of a 2016 KTM 250 SXF Factory Edition, 2016 KTM 250 SXF or 2016 Husqvarna FC 250 purchased in Australia between the 1st March 2016 and 20th May 2016 not to operate or ride the bike until it has been taken to an authorised dealer for inspection and repair.
Quality deviations in the production process of the connecting rod may result in an early failure, causing fracturing of the conrod under certain load conditions.
The Husqvarna FC 250 uses the same engine and could be subject to the same failure.
The recall is limited to specific VIN ranges.
Owners will be sent a recall notification letter with specific information and alerting them to the urgent requirement to have a dealer correct the issue free of charge.