KTM 690 Duke and 690 Duke R Recall Over Potential Fuel Leak Fault

KTM has announced a recall of the 2016 onward, 690 Duke and 690 Duke R over a potential fuel leak.

According to the Austrian firm, the gasket in the fuel tank filler neck could leak due to tolerance variations, resulting in petrol escaping.

Owners will be informed by letter to arrange an appointment with an official dealer to have the filler neck and gasket replaced, along with the fuel level senor gasket. The work will be carried out free of charge and should take about 40 minutes.

KTM’s recall notice said: ‘Due to tolerance variations, the system comprising the fuel tank, fuel tank filler neck and fuel tank filler neck gasket may leak and fuel may escape. A new fuel tank filler neck with modified gasket that is leak tight has therefore been developed. The gasket of the fuel level sensor was modified as part of this, and must be replaced as well.’

Harley-Davison Recall Over 250,000 Bikes Worldwide For Potential Brake Failure

Harley-Davidson is recalling 251,000 of its motorcycles due to a fault with the brakes that can cause them to fail without warning.

The bikes affected are any 2008 to 2011 Touring, CVO Touring and VRSC/V-Rod models which have anti-lock braking systems (ABS). About 175,000 of the 250,000 bikes covered by the recall are in the United States.

The recall filed by the company said it appears that the problem could be caused by owners who don’t comply with the recommendation to replace the fluid every two years, but that a recall was issued because “the consequent sudden and complete loss of brakes, without warning, is a concern.”

The issue can be fixed relatively easily by flushing of the brake fluid, according to Harley-Davidson and will be done free of charge at an owner’s local dealership.

There have been 43 complaints, three accidents and two injuries reported on the motorcycles associated with the braking problems.