Recall: KTM and Husqvarna Bikes Recalled Due to Danger of Tread Separation in Conti TKC80 Tires
“27,399 Bikes from 2019 to 2022 Are Affected”
If you have a 2019/2020/2021/2022 Huskie or Katoom-inclined machine in your garage with Continental TKC80’s you might want to put down your coffee and give this recall a quick skim – because it’s a big one.
According to ADVPulse, a grand total of 27,399 motorcycles have been affected in a recall that piggybacks the original Continental TKC80 recall that was published back around late May of this year.
“During an investigation, Continental evaluated and performed endurance testing on several different tire models, including the TKC80,” states the report.
“Tests revealed that cracks longer than 3/16 inch may develop in the tread grooves of the TKC80, which triggered a recall by the company.”
Here are the motorcycles that have been affected:
Here are a brief list of the bikes affected:
701 ENDURO– 2019-2021
701 ENDURO LR – 2020
FE 250 – 2019
FE 350 – 2019
FE 350S – 2020-2023
FE 450 – 2019
FE 501 – 2019
FE 501S – 2020-2023
1090 ADVENTURE R – 2019
1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R – 2019-2020
250 EXC-F – 2019
350 EXC-F – 2019-2023
450 EXC-F – 2019
500 EXC-F – 2019-2023
690 ENDURO R – 2019-2022
890 ADVENTURE R – 2021-2022
890 ADVENTURE R RALLY – 2021
Although there has yet to be a complaint filed on the batch of ill-performing rubbers, the dangers of tire tread separation are no joke; be sure to spread the word and check your garage, just in case.
Dealers in your area will replace any affected tires, free of charge (naturally). If you’re not sure if your machine is affected, the post will be sending deliveries of recall notifications and reminders on September 19, 2022.
“Owners may contact KTM/Husqvarna customer service at 1-888-985-6090 and reference recall numbers KTB2208 and HTB2207.”
“You may also contact the NHTSA Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or check if your bike is involved in the recall by entering its VIN number at www.nhtsa.gov.”
Be sure to check back at our shiny new webpage for updates (or other similar recalls); drop a comment below letting us know what you think, and as ever – stay safe on the twisties.