KTM and Husqvarna recall motorcycles due to throttle problem

KTM and Husqvarna are recalling the 50 SX and TC 50 motorcycles due to a problem with the throttle that could lead to an increased risk of crashes, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The throttle can become stuck in the open position, the commission says. No injuries have been reported.

The recall involves model year 2019 KTM 50 SX and Husqvarna TC 50 closed course/competition motorcycles with 50cc 2-cycle engines. Only model year 2019 motorcycles that have the letter K in the 10th position of the vehicle identification number which is located on the right side of the steering head are included in the recall.

The KTM motorcycles are orange and white with the KTM logo on both sides of the radiator shrouds covering the fuel tank. Printed on both side panels below the rear seat is 50 SX. The Husqvarna motorcycles are white, blue and yellow with the Husqvarna logo and TC 50 printed on both sides of the radiator shrouds covering the fuel tank.

There are about 780 affected models in all.

The motorcycles were sold at KTM and Husqvarna Motorcycles authorized dealers nationwide from March 2018 December 2018 for about $4,300.

Consumers should immediately stop riding the recalled motorcycles and contact an authorized KTM or Husqvarna Motorcycles dealer, respective of their motorcycle brand, to schedule a free repair.

KTM and Husqvarna Motorcycles are contacting all known purchasers directly.

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