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KTM, Husqvarna and GASGAS recall motorcycles

The drive chain can break, posing a crash hazard

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KTM North America, Husqvarna Motorcycles North America and GASGAS Motorcycles of Murrieta Calif., are recalling about 1,470 KTM, Husqvarna and GASGAS closed course competition motorcycles.

The drive chain can break, posing a crash hazard and/or property damage.

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves the following model year 2021 KTM, Husqvarna and GASGAS off-road closed course/competition motorcycles: KTM 250 SX, 250 SX-F, 350 SX-F and 450 SMR; Husqvarna TC 125 and FC 250; and GASGAS MC 125, MC 250F and MC 450F.

The KTM motorcycles are orange, black and white with a white KTM logo on both sides of the shrouds. The Husqvarna motorcycles are white, blue and yellow with the blue Husqvarna logo on both sides of the shrouds. The GASGAS motorcycles are red with a white GASGAS logo on both sides of the shrouds.

Model year 2021 motorcycles will have the letter M in the 10th position of the vehicle identification number (VIN). The VIN number is located on the right side of the steering head.

The motorcycles, manufactured in Austria, were sold at KTM, Husqvarna and GASGAS Motorcycles authorized dealers nationwide from June 2020, through February 2021, for between $6,800 and $11,400.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop riding the recalled motorcycles and contact an authorized KTM, Husqvarna or GASGAS Motorcycles dealer to schedule a free repair, which involves replacing the drive chain. The firms are contacting all purchasers directly.

Consumers may contact KTM and Husqvarna toll-free at (888) 985-6090 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, or online at https://www.ktm.com/us/, https://www.husqvarna-motorcycles.com or https://www.gasgas.com/en-us.html and from the menu, click on “Service” at the bottom of the page, then select “Service Check” or “Service and Safety Check” for more information.

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