No injuries have been reported, but the problem poses a crash hazard, according to the recall notice:
The front brake master cylinder piston can crack, resulting in brake failure, posing a crash hazard to the rider.”
This recall involves model year 2016, 2017 and 2018 Husqvarna closed course/competition motorcycles with 450cc, 4-cycle engines.
The engine size FS 450 is printed on both sides of the side panel below the rear of the seat.
Model year 2016 motorcycles will have the letter G in the 10th position of the vehicle identification number (VIN).
Model year 2017 motorcycles will have the letter H in the 10th position of the vehicle identification number (VIN).
Model year 2018 motorcycles will have the letter J in the 10th position of the vehicle identification number (VIN).
They were sold at Husqvarna Motorcycles authorized dealers nationwide between September 2016 and December 2017 for $10,000 to $10,500.
Consumers should stop riding the recalled motorcycles and contact an authorized Husqvarna Motorcycles dealer to schedule a free repair to install a new machined aluminum front brake master cylinder piston.
For more information, contact Husqvarna Motorcycles North America toll-free at 888-985-6090 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at http://www.husqvarna-motorcycles.com and click on “Service Information,” then select “Service Check.”