KTM recalls 2017 Duke 125 and Duke 390 for faulty headlight

The headlight gets switch off while riding.


KTM have issued a recall of  thier 2017 Duke 125 and Duke 390 due to faulty headlight was found during internal testing. The recall is to resolve the issue by carrying out a software update.

During the testing that company had found that sporadic reboots of the LED headlight. Which may lead to dangerous riding situtations.The KTM Duke 390 and Duke 125 Lights being operated through a software in console, the software needs to be updated to address this issue[ faulty headlight].

The statement from KTM Europe :

During the internal endurance testing, KTM experienced some cases of sporadic reboots of the LED headlight. As this may lead to potentially dangerous riding situations, the software of the headlight needs to be updated as soon as possible.

While riding the headlights used to switch off on its own, which is very dangerous. Especially during night rides where there is no light source other than the bike’s headlight and the roads are pothole-ridden, while taking corners and in Ghat sections of India. If the headlights suddenly goes off, then riders may endup with accidents.

Customers with affected bikes have been advised to contact nearest KTM dealership. however if you think this may affect you then you can also contact nearest KTM dealership. Added to that KTM is providing online service area on thier website, if their motorcycle is affected by the recall.

The software update is free of charge,which can only be completed by a authorised KTM dealership.


If any 2017 KTM Duke 390 owner is facing this issue in India, we strongly recommend them to visit authorised KTM dealership right now and get the problem fixed. Here has been no recall issued. Instead, KTM dealerships are upgrading the software when the bike comes in for servicing.

>We have recieved many facebook messages from our reader regarding this issue.


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