KTM recalls all 2015/2016 Super Adventures for fuel tank leak
KTM has begun a worldwide recall of all 1290 Super Adventures from years 2015 and 2016. This means that it affects buyers of only the original 1290 Super Adventure and not owners of Super Adventure R, S and T models that were released from only 2017. The offending item is the fuel tank that has shown to start leaking due to a problem with the moulding process.
Obviously this problem has manifested over some time, because the recall has come into effect four years after the motorcycle was first released. It will be fixed by adding a conversion kit that will no doubt re-enforce the the fuel tank, or if the tank is already leaking then KTM will replace it at no charge. Owners of these bikes are asked to contact their local KTM dealer to make an appointment to have it looked at.
Here is the official press release from KTM:
“KTM recalls KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE models of model year 2015 and 2016 to the workshops of authorized KTM dealers in order to replace or retrofit the fuel tank.
In the production process of the fuel tank, nonconformities occurred in the rotational molding process. In the seat area, there may be minimal fuel leakage at the lower fitting insert of the fuel tank fairing. If fuel leakage can be identified, the fuel tank has to be replaced. If there is no fuel leakage, the affected area can be additionally protected by installing a conversion kit.
Customers to whom the affected motorcycles have already been delivered are being personally informed by letter and are asked to immediately contact an authorized KTM dealer to arrange an appointment. In addition, customers can check online in the Service area on the KTM website if their motorcycle is affected by the recall.
The replacement as well as the refitting of the fuel tank takes about 65 minutes and can be carried out by authorized KTM dealers only. This check is a free-of-charge service for customers performed under warranty.”