KTM has recently issued a recall for its 2014 1290 Super Duke R model over a potential fuel leak issue. Currently the recall has been issued in Canada and Australia, but according to the motorcycle.com report, the recall is expected to extend to U.S. and other countries soon.
According to Transport Canada and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the threaded inserts that attach the internal overflow pipe to the fuel tank my leak fuel due to irregularity in the coating process. Also, the internal overflow for the affected motorcycle units might not have been completely enclosed in plastic. The fuel leak might pose a fire risk from the fuel spilling over the hot parts of the engine that could lead to severe burns and injuries.
For the same KTM dealers in the affected countries have been given instructions to inspect the affected vehicles and proceed with repairs as required.
The 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke is one of the largest-capacity super naked currently in production. The motorcycle boasts a mighty 1,301 cc, 75-degree V-twin, that pumps out a near-insane 180 bhp of power and comes with a hydraulically operated slipper clutch alongside other tech goodies like traction control and multi-mode ABS.
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