Motor-cross is a muddy hobby with some really cool safety gear. Air-brushed helmets and matching styled boots and suit look great and keep you safe, but the less glamorous side is making sure your bike is running at peak performance. Besides going to the mechanic making sure to stay up to date on equipment news is just as important. Such as, on September 8th a voluntary recall was announced by KTM North America for some of its’ off-road sport bikes. Approximately 6,117 units are effected and if you suspect you are an owner of a defective unit discontinue use and check the US. Consumer Product Safety Commissions’ Report to verify. The defect is in the piece which secures the handlebars to the bike. Cracks can develop from regular use resulting in the handlebars slipping which can cause the rider to loose control.
For more information you can read this article by NPR. If you have any legal question concerning recalls or bike injuries please respond to this post or contact us at The Herndon Law Shop or (703) 796-9555.