KTM Recalls 790 Adventure Bike for Rear Brake Issue

KTM has issued a recall for some 2019-’20 790 Adventure and 790 Adventure R models due to a problem with the rear brakes. According to the recall issued through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 3,164 bikes are affected with this brake problem.

The issues stem from a brake hose that mounts to the rear brake caliper and a metal fitting that may cause the brake line to overheat and fail under heavy use.

As a result of a rear brake failure or fading, braking can only be performed with the front brake which may increase stopping distance, and thereby increase the chances of an accident.

A new rear brake line will be fitted at KTM dealerships free of charge with a longer metal fitting. This improves heat transferred remedy the chances of brake failure. The repair requires replacing the brake line that leads from the rear brake caliper to the ABS modulator. It is necessary to replace the round head Torx screw on the rear brake lever with a new screw.

KTM says it will notify owners and begin the campaign in June. KTM’s number for this recall is TB2011. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety to check their VIN at www.nhtsa.gov.

H/T: ADV Pulse, Ultimate Motorcycling