Off road motor sports are a fun and enjoyable pass time and with proper gear the risk can be greatly diminished. Proper gear goes beyond helmets and boots, making sure your bike is fully serviced and staying abreast of equipment news is equally 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.