Owners of a KTM 690 Duke or 690 Duke R are being cautioned on a possible brake problem.
In total, 452 bikes across all models years from 2012 to 2016 could be affected.
KTM says the problem stems from deviations in the assembly process that could cause contact between the wiring harness and the ABS modulator.
If the wiring harness is frayed and the brake line is electrically conductive this may cause the brake line to overheat and ultimately melt, which can result in failure of a brake system circuit. This would then lead to a total brake failure and possibly serious injury to the rider.
The affected bikes were sold across Australia from 1 March 2012 to 20 December 2016.
Owners will be contacted by direct mail and should contact an authorised KTM dealer to arrange an appointment for an inspection of their motorcycle. The vehicle will be checked and repaired free of charge as per the manufacturer’s guidelines.
If you own a KTM 690 Duke or 690 Duke R and are concerned that you may not be able to be contacted by KTM Australia, a list of affected VIN numbers can be found on the Product Safety Australia website.