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Recall notice issued for KTM and Husqvarna Rally Replicas

A potential fuel leak could lead to a fire

KTM 450 Rally Factory Replica

REMEMBER the awesome 2019 KTM 450 Rally Factory Replicas that sold out straight away?

Possibly the coolest bikes outside of the Factory teams, the KTM and Husqvarna Rally Reps featured top spec components, a powerful 450cc engine, all new chassis and – most importantly – factory rider approval.

Only 75 KTM, and we’re assuming 75 Husqvarna models, were built for the 2019 season, each with a price tag of 26,000 Euros and with a Dakar service and support package available at an additional cost.

According to KTM Factory Rally Team Leader Stefan Huber, “The KTM 450 RALLY REPLICA machine is almost identical to those raced by our athletes… which was specifically developed to win the Dakar.”

Unfortunately, a recall notice for both the KTM and Husqvarna FR 450 Rally has surfaced, stating that ‘non conformities occurred in the production process of the rear fuel tank’, and ‘under certain circumstances, fuel can leak around one of the screw sets in the area of the petrol pump flange, increasing the risk of fire.’

This recall is listed on the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency from December 20, while the Federation of European Motorcyclists’ Association only listed it last week.

The notice states that the models affected are those produced between 27/09/18 and 02/10/18, with VINs between VBKRAA401KM353149 and VBKRAA40XKM353120.

The issue doesn't seem to have phased KTM though, with its riders securing a podium lockout at last month's Dakar Rally. 

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