I'll take that bet. He'll defo get one or the cost of one if he's determined enough. How much is a new wheel, 500 sheets? Not worth the hassle or a court judgement to KTM.
To me it looks like removing a tough bolt tore the casting apart on that thread. Either it was removed with a hammer or it is a genuine defect. Being a new owner of a KTM Superduke I have noticed KTM are not as generous with warranty claims like BMW are. I get the impression it would take a lot of effort to get most things replaced if they replace anything at all. My stock exhaust has gray liquid that weaps out of one of the rivets on the side which can be seen. Dealer said “they can do that sir” with no offer to replace. Not confidence inspiring! I’ve also noticed my Superduke marking very easily compared to the longevity Ive had from all my BMWs. BMW are definitely better in that regard but I must admit I like my new Superduke GT, more fun.
It looks to me more like a casting defect.. but it would be easy to check and prove.To me it looks like removing a tough bolt tore the casting apart on that thread. Either it was removed with a hammer or it is a genuine defect.