Last week, Piaggio issued a Brembo master cylinder recall which affected its RSV4 and Tuono 1100 models. The plastic piston in the master cylinder is said to have the possibility of cracking under hard use. With Brembo supplying the same components to various manufacturers, it is now becoming apparent that we may continue to see brands issuing recalls on these same systems. Ducati is the latest to have announced a recall on the same components which will affect six models in the Italian manufacturer’s line-up.

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December 15, 2017 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 17V812000

Ducati Recall: Front Brake Master Cylinder Failure

If the front brake master cylinder fails, the loss of front braking ability can increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V812000

Manufacturer Ducati North America

Components SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected 8,000

Summary: Ducati North America (Ducati) is recalling certain 2015-2018 1299 motorcycles (including STD, S, FE and SL models), Monster 1200 motorcycles (including S and R models), Multistrada motorcycles (including S and PP models), and Panigale R, and XDaviel S motorcycles and 2017-2018 Scrambler 800 Café Racer motorcycles. These motorcycles are equipped with Brembo front brake master cylinders that may fail.

Remedy: Ducati will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front brake master cylinder piston, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 15, 2018. Owners may contact Ducati customer service at 1-800-231-6696.

Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.