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Motorcycle Recall - Aprilia Recall

By Walter F. Kern

NHTSA Campaign ID:  17V811000
Component:  Service Brakes, Hydraulic
Manufacturer:  Piaggio Group Americas. Inc.
Recall Date: 12/15/2017
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,856
Defect 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."
Consequence Summary:
If the front brake master cylinder fails, the loss of front braking ability can increase the risk of a crash.
Corrective Summary:
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.

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