- Recall affects 521 units in the North American market
- Affected motorcycles suffer from incorrectly routed wiring harness
- Electrical short-circuit could cause the engine to stall
KTM has recalled the 2020 1290 Super Duke R in the North American market over a potentially faulty wiring harness issue.
According to the recall notice, about 521 units of the naked roadster could suffer from an incorrectly routed wiring harness. This could result in wiring damage and an electrical short-circuit. An electrical short-circuit could cause the engine to stall, thus increasing the risk of a crash or injury.
This recall affects just one per cent of the total 2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R motorcycles. KTM North America dealers will check the main wiring harness in three places for possible damage. They will also remove the “tail end lower part” and modify it to do this repair. Dealers would modify the part by cutting out a section to improve the wiring routing.
KTM will notify the owners of the affected motorcycles by mail. The customer should take the letter along with the affected motorcycle to an authorised KTM Dealer for the wiring harness to be inspected and the tail end lower part to be modified.