SYDNEY — The KTM Group is recalling certain models of model-year 2021 Husqvarna motorcycles which might have incorrectly assembled front and rear brake calipers.

The recall population covers 1,512 2021 Husqvarna FE (250, 350, 450, 501) and TE (150i, 250i, 300i) variants which might have had the locking split pins used for mounting and securing the brake pad holding the bracket in the front and rear calipers fitted incorrectly or in the wrong direction.

According to the Australian Government’s Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communication post outlining the recall (REC-005000, campaign number TI 13_1952219), if this defect is present “the locking pins can come out and no longer secure the brake pad holding bracket.

“This can cause the brake pad holding bracket to become detached resulting in a loss of braking performance.

“A reduction or loss in braking performance could increase the risk of an accident-causing injury or death to the rider and/or passenger or other road users.”