Recall: 2016/2017 KTM Duke 690 Affected – And It Could Take Ages To Fix
The problem with the 2016 and 2017 KTM Duke 690may take 120 days to fix
Updated August 23, 2018
If you’re the owner of a 2016 or 2017 KTM 690 Duke, then you’ve got a problem. Thanks to a potential fuel leak from the filler cap your bike’s being recalled. Unlike your usual recall announcements that we deliver, this one is a little different. So brace yourself before you continue reading, because as soon as the recall comes into action, you may have to say goodbye to your pride and joy of a hooligan motorcycle for quite some time.
This KTM 690 Duke Recall Could Take 120 Days To Create A Fix
At the time of writing we know that this will affect 718 units in the USA alone, and while that may not sound like a massive figure, if you happen to be one of the owners then it’s a big deal. Especially when you find out the details. You see, the problem is that the filler cap has a potential leak in it. This leak is prone to leaking fuel whilst the bike is in motion or stationary, and when fuel leaks, you know the rest. It can lead to igniting a fire which can lead to a pretty dangerous and potentially lethal situation. Under normal circumstance, you take the bike to your nearest dealer and get it sorted out for free. But here’s the problem: KTM doesn’t have a fix for this yet, and their initial estimates state that a potential fix is going to take at least 120 days create.
In fact, this doesn’t just affect KTM Duke 690 owners…it’s going to affect all potential KTM 690 Dukes too, because until the problem can get solved, and until the manufacturing process is updated to accommodate for the issue, KTM aren’t going to be able to sell them. So…you’re either going to have to wait at least 120 more days until you can pull the trigger on buying a KTM Duke 690, or you might have to consider opting for your second favorite model instead…
In the meantime, existing KTM Duke 690 owners can contact the NHTSA on 1-888-327-4236, or call KTM directly via their customer service on 1-888-985-6090, to get a better idea of what’s going on. Fortunately, KTM are pretty good with this sort of thing and while they quoted 120 days minimum for a fix, we think they’ll get the job done in a much faster time than originally quoted.