Spoke issue results in Husky recall

Husqvarna issues recall after front spoke issuesHusqvarna has kicked off the New Year with a fleet-wide recall of all 2016 bikes.

The recall has been issued due to defaults with the strength of the front wheel spokes of its latest models.

According to Husqvarna, issues during the manufacturing process have affected the spokes. Under heavy strain, faulty spokes may break while riding.

The recall applies to all two and four-stroke off roaders from the Swedish manufacturer with faults potentially affecting the TC 125 and 250, and the FC line-up that comprises of 250, 350 and 450 variants.

It’s not a great start to the year for Husky and owners should be on the lookout for letters from the manufacturer if their bike is being recalled.

Husqvarna dealers will inspect any bikes in question and make repairs free of charge.

To see if your Husky is affected by the recall, you can input your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and Delivery Certificate Number on the Husqvarna website.

KTM hit too

Husqvarna is owned by KTM and the Austrian manufacturer has also been forced to make recalls early in the year.

At the moment, recalls have only been issued by KTM Australia and apply to 2016 SX 125, 150 and 250 models, as well as 250, 350 and 450 SX-F bikes.

The recall could spread to other countries where KTM’s SX and SX-F models and unlucky owners should receive a letter indicating the recall.

Like Husqvarna, you can check to see whether your KTM is being recalled here.