Oh noooo! One of our favorite bikes may have a front brake master cylinder issue with the Brembo piston not operating properly, which can obviously lead to the increased risk of a crash. Piaggio / Aprilia are happy to address and fix the potential problem free of charge.
Begin Press Release:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 29, 2017 –
If the front brake master cylinder fails, the loss of front braking ability can increase the risk of a crash.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V811000
Manufacturer: Piaggio Group Americas. Inc.
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,856
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Summary: Piaggio Group Americas. Inc. (Piaggio) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Aprilia RSV4 1000 motorcycles (including RR, Factory Superpole, and RF Superpole), and 2017 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 motorcycles (including RR and Factory Superpole). These motorcycles are equipped with Brembo front brake master cylinders that may fail. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 122, “Motorcycle Brake Systems.”
Remedy: Aprilia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front brake master cylinder piston, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 15, 2018. Owners may contact Aprilia customer service at 1-212-380-4433.
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.