Faulty chain halts KTM dirt bikes

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KTM and Husqvarna Australia have recalled their current model KTM SX and SX-F, Husqvarna TC, FC and FS, and GASGAS MC supercross and motocross motorcycles over a manufacturing issue that could cause the chan to break.

The official, notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commissions says  that a manufacturing fault could make the motorcycle’s drive chain defective, causing it to break or come loose.

That’s not something you want happening when you are in mid-air!

“If the chain is defective, the motorcycle may experience loss in vehicle control and steering performance,” the notice says. 

“This can increase the risk of an accident, causing serious injury or death to the rider and other road users.”

The 239 KTM motorcycles affected are 125SX, 250SX, 250SX-F, 350SX-F and 450SX-F models built between 26 November 2020 and 21 December 2020.

Some 130 Husqvarna TC125, FC250, FC350 and FS450 models produced at the same time are also affected.

And 197 GASGAS MC 125, MC 250F and MC 450F are affected.

The VINs (Vehicle identification number) of affected models are listed at the end of this article.

Owners have been notified by KTM Australia to contact authorised KTM dealers who will replace the drive chain free of charge.

The recall is the second for KTM Australia this year with the recall of the KTM 1290 Super Duke R last week for an electrical fault.

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Even though manufacturers and importers usually contact owners when a recall is issued, the bike may have been sold privately to a rider unknown to the company.

Therefore, Motorbike Writer publishes all motorcycle and scooter recalls as a service to all riders.

If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.

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VINS of affected KTMs

VBKSXN432MM216614 350 SX-F
VBKSXN434MM218994 350 SX-F
VBKSXK431MM155366 250 SX-F
VBKSXK434MM155443 250 SX-F
VBKSXK431MM155447 250 SX-F
VBKSXK43XMM155446 250 SX-F
VBKSXK43XMM155432 250 SX-F
VBKSXK43XMM155429 250 SX-F
VBKSXK43XMM155415 250 SX-F
VBKSXK43XMM155401 250 SX-F
VBKSXK43XMM155396 250 SX-F
VBKSXK439MM155454 250 SX-F
VBKSXK439MM155440 250 SX-F
VBKSXK439MM155437 250 SX-F
VBKSXK439MM155423 250 SX-F
VBKSXK439MM155406 250 SX-F
VBKSXK439MM155390 250 SX-F
VBKSXK439MM155387 250 SX-F
VBKSXK438MM155462 250 SX-F
VBKSXK438MM155459 250 SX-F
VBKSXK438MM155445 250 SX-F
VBKSXK438MM155431 250 SX-F
VBKSXK438MM155428 250 SX-F
VBKSXK438MM155414 250 SX-F
VBKSXK438MM155400 250 SX-F
VBKSXK438MM155395 250 SX-F
VBKSXK438MM155381 250 SX-F
VBKSXK437MM155453 250 SX-F
VBKSXK437MM155436 250 SX-F
VBKSXK437MM155422 250 SX-F
VBKSXK437MM155419 250 SX-F
VBKSXK437MM155405 250 SX-F
VBKSXK437MM155386 250 SX-F
VBKSXK436MM155461 250 SX-F
VBKSXK436MM155458 250 SX-F
VBKSXK436MM155444 250 SX-F
VBKSXK436MM155430 250 SX-F
VBKSXK436MM155427 250 SX-F
VBKSXK436MM155413 250 SX-F
VBKSXK436MM155394 250 SX-F
VBKSXK436MM155380 250 SX-F
VBKSXK436MM155363 250 SX-F
VBKSXK435MM155452 250 SX-F
VBKSXK435MM155449 250 SX-F
VBKSXM230MM215684 250 SX
VBKSXK435MM155435 250 SX-F
VBKSXK435MM155421 250 SX-F
VBKSXK435MM155418 250 SX-F
VBKSXK435MM155404 250 SX-F
VBKSXK435MM155399 250 SX-F
VBKSXK435MM155385 250 SX-F
VBKSXK434MM155460 250 SX-F
VBKSXK434MM155457 250 SX-F
VBKSXK434MM155426 250 SX-F
VBKSXK434MM155412 250 SX-F
VBKSXK434MM155409 250 SX-F
VBKSXK434MM155393 250 SX-F
VBKSXK433MM155451 250 SX-F
VBKSXK433MM155448 250 SX-F
VBKSXK433MM155434 250 SX-F
VBKSXK433MM155420 250 SX-F
VBKSXK433MM155417 250 SX-F
VBKSXK433MM155403 250 SX-F
VBKSXK433MM155398 250 SX-F
VBKSXK433MM155367 250 SX-F
VBKSXK432MM155456 250 SX-F
VBKSXK432MM155442 250 SX-F
VBKSXK432MM155439 250 SX-F
VBKSXK432MM155425 250 SX-F
VBKSXK432MM155411 250 SX-F
VBKSXK432MM155408 250 SX-F
VBKSXK432MM155392 250 SX-F
VBKSXK432MM155389 250 SX-F
VBKSXK431MM155450 250 SX-F
VBKSXK431MM155433 250 SX-F
VBKSXK431MM155416 250 SX-F
VBKSXK431MM155402 250 SX-F
VBKSXK431MM155397 250 SX-F
VBKSXK430MM155455 250 SX-F
VBKSXK430MM155441 250 SX-F
VBKSXK430MM155438 250 SX-F
VBKSXK430MM155424 250 SX-F
VBKSXK430MM155410 250 SX-F
VBKSXK430MM155407 250 SX-F
VBKSXK430MM155391 250 SX-F
VBKSXK430MM155388 250 SX-F
VBKSXN43XMM219082 350 SX-F
VBKSXN43XMM219079 350 SX-F
VBKSXN43XMM219065 350 SX-F
VBKSXN43XMM219051 350 SX-F
VBKSXN43XMM219048 350 SX-F
VBKSXN43XMM219034 350 SX-F
VBKSXN43XMM219020 350 SX-F
VBKSXN43XMM219017 350 SX-F
VBKSXN43XMM219003 350 SX-F
VBKSXN439MM219090 350 SX-F
VBKSXN439MM219087 350 SX-F
VBKSXN439MM219073 350 SX-F
VBKSXN439MM219056 350 SX-F
VBKSXN439MM219042 350 SX-F
VBKSXN439MM219039 350 SX-F
VBKSXN439MM219025 350 SX-F
VBKSXN439MM219011 350 SX-F
VBKSXN439MM219008 350 SX-F
VBKSXN438MM219081 350 SX-F
VBKSXN438MM219078 350 SX-F
VBKSXN438MM219064 350 SX-F
VBKSXN438MM219050 350 SX-F
VBKSXN438MM219047 350 SX-F
VBKSXN438MM219033 350 SX-F
VBKSXN438MM219016 350 SX-F
VBKSXN437MM219086 350 SX-F
VBKSXN437MM219072 350 SX-F
VBKSXN437MM219069 350 SX-F
VBKSXN437MM219055 350 SX-F
VBKSXN437MM219041 350 SX-F
VBKSXN437MM219038 350 SX-F
VBKSXN437MM219024 350 SX-F
VBKSXN437MM219010 350 SX-F
VBKSXN437MM219007 350 SX-F
VBKSXN436MM219080 350 SX-F
VBKSXN436MM219077 350 SX-F
VBKSXN436MM219063 350 SX-F
VBKSXN436MM219046 350 SX-F
VBKSXN436MM219032 350 SX-F
VBKSXN436MM219029 350 SX-F
VBKSXN436MM219015 350 SX-F
VBKSXN436MM219001 350 SX-F
VBKSXN436MM218995 350 SX-F
VBKSXN435MM219085 350 SX-F
VBKSXN435MM219071 350 SX-F
VBKSXN435MM219068 350 SX-F
VBKSXN435MM219054 350 SX-F
VBKSXN435MM219040 350 SX-F
VBKSXN435MM219037 350 SX-F
VBKSXN435MM219023 350 SX-F
VBKSXN435MM219006 350 SX-F
VBKSXN434MM219093 350 SX-F
VBKSXN434MM219076 350 SX-F
VBKSXN434MM219062 350 SX-F
VBKSXN434MM219059 350 SX-F
VBKSXN434MM219045 350 SX-F
VBKSXN434MM219031 350 SX-F
VBKSXN434MM219028 350 SX-F
VBKSXN434MM219014 350 SX-F
VBKSXN433MM219084 350 SX-F
VBKSXN433MM219070 350 SX-F
VBKSXN433MM219067 350 SX-F
VBKSXN433MM219053 350 SX-F
VBKSXN433MM219036 350 SX-F
VBKSXN433MM219022 350 SX-F
VBKSXN433MM219019 350 SX-F
VBKSXN433MM219005 350 SX-F
VBKSXN432MM219089 350 SX-F
VBKSXN432MM219075 350 SX-F
VBKSXN432MM219061 350 SX-F
VBKSXN432MM219058 350 SX-F
VBKSXN432MM219044 350 SX-F
VBKSXN432MM219030 350 SX-F
VBKSXN432MM219027 350 SX-F
VBKSXN432MM219013 350 SX-F
VBKSXN431MM219083 350 SX-F
VBKSXN431MM219066 350 SX-F
VBKSXN431MM219052 350 SX-F
VBKSXN431MM219049 350 SX-F
VBKSXN431MM219035 350 SX-F
VBKSXN431MM219021 350 SX-F
VBKSXN431MM219018 350 SX-F
VBKSXN431MM219004 350 SX-F
VBKSXN430MM219091 350 SX-F
VBKSXN430MM219088 350 SX-F
VBKSXN430MM219074 350 SX-F
VBKSXN430MM219060 350 SX-F
VBKSXN430MM219057 350 SX-F
VBKSXN430MM219043 350 SX-F
VBKSXN430MM219026 350 SX-F
VBKSXN430MM219012 350 SX-F
VBKSXN430MM219009 350 SX-F
VBKSXK43XMM155382 250 SX-F
VBKSXK43XMM155379 250 SX-F
VBKSXK43XMM155365 250 SX-F
VBKSXK439MM155373 250 SX-F
VBKSXK438MM155378 250 SX-F
VBKSXK437MM155372 250 SX-F
VBKSXK437MM155369 250 SX-F
VBKSXK436MM155377 250 SX-F
VBKSXK435MM155371 250 SX-F
VBKSXM230MM215779 250 SX
VBKSXK435MM155368 250 SX-F
VBKSXK434MM155376 250 SX-F
VBKSXK433MM155384 250 SX-F
VBKSXK433MM155370 250 SX-F
VBKSXK432MM155375 250 SX-F
VBKSXK431MM155383 250 SX-F
VBKSXK430MM155374 250 SX-F
VBKSXH23XMM155484 125 SX
VBKSXH23XMM155467 125 SX
VBKSXH23XMM155341 125 SX
VBKSXH23XMM155338 125 SX
VBKSXH239MM155329 125 SX
VBKSXH238MM155337 125 SX
VBKSXH238MM155323 125 SX
VBKSXH238MM155290 125 SX
VBKSXH237MM155328 125 SX
VBKSXH236MM155336 125 SX
VBKSXH236MM155322 125 SX
VBKSXH235MM155330 125 SX
VBKSXH234MM155335 125 SX
VBKSXH234MM155321 125 SX
VBKSXH233MM155326 125 SX
VBKSXH232MM155480 125 SX
VBKSXH232MM155334 125 SX
VBKSXH231MM155325 125 SX
VBKSXH231MM155289 125 SX
VBKSXH230MM155476 125 SX
VBKSXH230MM155333 125 SX
VBKSXR43XMM335244 450 SX-F
VBKSXR439MM335252 450 SX-F
VBKSXR439MM335249 450 SX-F
VBKSXR438MM335243 450 SX-F
VBKSXR437MM335251 450 SX-F
VBKSXR437MM335248 450 SX-F
VBKSXR436MM335242 450 SX-F
VBKSXR435MM335264 450 SX-F
VBKSXR435MM335250 450 SX-F
VBKSXR435MM335247 450 SX-F
VBKSXR434MM335255 450 SX-F
VBKSXR434MM335241 450 SX-F
VBKSXR434MM335238 450 SX-F
VBKSXR433MM335246 450 SX-F
VBKSXN43XMM218997 350 SX-F
VBKSXN438MM219002 350 SX-F
VBKSXN438MM218996 350 SX-F
VBKSXN434MM219000 350 SX-F
VBKSXN433MM218999 350 SX-F
VBKSXN431MM218998 350 SX-F
VBKSXM237MM215830 250 SX
VBKSXM237MM215827 250 SX
VBKSXM236MM215785 250 SX

VINS of affected Huskies

VBKUXH235MM154140 TC 125
VBKUXH23XMM154134 TC 125
VBKUXH238MM154133 TC 125
VBKUXH236MM154132 TC 125
VBKUXH232MM154158 TC 125
VBKUXH23XMM154005 TC 125
VBKUXH239MM154013 TC 125
VBKUXH239MM153993 TC 125
VBKUXH238MM154018 TC 125
VBKUXH237MM154012 TC 125
VBKUXH236MM154020 TC 125
VBKUXH236MM154003 TC 125
VBKUXH235MM154008 TC 125
VBKUXH235MM153991 TC 125
VBKUXH235MM153988 TC 125
VBKUXH234MM154016 TC 125
VBKUXH233MM154010 TC 125
VBKUXH233MM154007 TC 125
VBKUXH233MM153987 TC 125
VBKUXH232MM154015 TC 125
VBKUXH232MM154001 TC 125
VBKUXH231MM154006 TC 125
VBKUXH231MM153986 TC 125
VBKUXH230MM154014 TC 125
VBKUXH230MM153994 TC 125
VBKUXK431MM153979 FC 250
VBKUSR436MM332106 FS 450
VBKUXK43XMM153981 FC 250
VBKUXK431MM153982 FC 250
VBKUSR432MM332037 FS 450
VBKUSR432MM332006 FS 450
VBKUSR431MM332031 FS 450
VBKUSR431MM332028 FS 450
VBKUXN43XMM216806 FC 350
VBKUXN430MM216801 FC 350
VBKUXK43XMM153978 FC 250
VBKUXK439MM153972 FC 250
VBKUXK438MM153980 FC 250
VBKUXK438MM153977 FC 250
VBKUXK437MM153971 FC 250
VBKUXK436MM153976 FC 250
VBKUXK435MM153984 FC 250
VBKUXK435MM153970 FC 250
VBKUXK434MM153975 FC 250
VBKUXK434MM153961 FC 250
VBKUXK433MM153983 FC 250
VBKUXK433MM153966 FC 250
VBKUXK432MM153974 FC 250
VBKUXK432MM153960 FC 250
VBKUXK430MM153973 FC 250
VBKUSR43XMM331878 FS 450
VBKUSR439MM331869 FS 450
VBKUSR438MM331880 FS 450
VBKUSR438MM331877 FS 450
VBKUSR437MM331868 FS 450
VBKUSR436MM331876 FS 450
VBKUSR436MM331862 FS 450
VBKUSR435MM331867 FS 450
VBKUSR434MM331889 FS 450
VBKUSR433MM331866 FS 450
VBKUSR432MM331888 FS 450
VBKUSR431MM331879 FS 450
VBKUXN43XMM216790 FC 350
VBKUXN439MM216800 FC 350
VBKUXN439MM216795 FC 350
VBKUXN437MM216794 FC 350
VBKUXN436MM216804 FC 350
VBKUXN436MM216799 FC 350
VBKUXN435MM216812 FC 350
VBKUXN435MM216809 FC 350
VBKUXN435MM216793 FC 350
VBKUXN434MM216803 FC 350
VBKUXN434MM216798 FC 350
VBKUXN433MM216811 FC 350
VBKUXN433MM216808 FC 350
VBKUXN433MM216792 FC 350
VBKUXN432MM216797 FC 350
VBKUXN431MM216810 FC 350
VBKUXN431MM216807 FC 350
VBKUXN431MM216791 FC 350
VBKUXN430MM216796 FC 350
VBKUXK43XMM153964 FC 250
VBKUXK439MM153969 FC 250
VBKUXK438MM153963 FC 250
VBKUXK437MM153968 FC 250
VBKUXK436MM153962 FC 250
VBKUXK435MM153967 FC 250
VBKUXK431MM153965 FC 250
VBKUXN438MM216724 FC 350
VBKUXN433MM216744 FC 350
VBKUXN439MM216666 FC 350
VBKUXN434MM216722 FC 350
VBKUXN432MM216718 FC 350
VBKUXN430MM216734 FC 350
VBKUXN430MM216670 FC 350
VBKUXK439MM153776 FC 250
VBKUXK439MM153759 FC 250
VBKUXK435MM153757 FC 250
VBKUXK438MM153574 FC 250
VBKUXK434MM153572 FC 250
VBKUXK432MM153568 FC 250
VBKUXK431MM153559 FC 250
VBKUXK430MM153567 FC 250

VINS of affected GasGas

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

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