Tuesday, February 17th 2015. | Advanced Technology, Auto & Motor, Car

KTM North America has become the latest motorcycle manufacturer to announce a recall of some of its models, although this time, KTM’s recall also covers a handful of Husqvarna motorcycles. All in all, the recall, which involves a potential problem in the bikes’ fork pistons, affects 2,864 KTM bikes to go with 457 Husqvarna models, all of which fall under the 2015 model year.

The recall doesn’t affect just one specific model, either. According to KTM, bikes with displacements ranging from 125cc to 450cc, including two-stroke bikes between 125cc and 300cc and their four-stroke counterparts with engines ranging from 250cc and 450cc, are all affected by the recall.

Apparently, the affected bikes have problems with the pistons inside the forks, which could become stuck and potentially cause a malfunction of the bikes’ suspension system and, well, we all know what’s going to happen after that. In other words, it won’t be pretty. Not the least bit.

Fortunately, no incidents have been reported so far but that doesn’t mean owners should take this recall lightly. KTM has already advised its riders to get in touch with their local dealerships so the problem can be fixed as soon as possible.

As always, the manufacturer will cover all the expenses from the recall should their be a need to have any of the parts fixed. Don’t be hard-headed, now. If you think your KTM or Husqvarna model is affected by this recall, do the smart thing and have it checked.

Click past the jump to read more about the KTM and Husqvarna recalls.

KTM and Husqvarna Bikes Recalled Over Faulty Fork Pistons originally appeared on topspeed.com on Tuesday, 17 February 2015 14:00 EST.

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