Aprilia Caponord and Tuono Motorcycles Recalled For Defective Brake Master Cylinder

Piaggio is recalling late-model Aprilia Caponord and Tuono models for a front brake master cylinder that could leak air into the hydraulic system.

Aprilia Caponord, Tuono V4 1100 recalls
Piaggio Group Americas has issued a recall for 1,628 Caponord and Tuono motorcycles for a defective front brake master cylinder. Pictured here are the 2016 Caponord Rally and 2016 Tuono V4 1100 Factory.©Motorcyclist
The following report is filed with the NHTSA:

Report Receipt Date: September 26, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V691000
Component(s): Brakes, Hydraulic
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,628
Manufacturer: Piaggio Group Americas. Inc.

THE RECALL: Piaggio Group Americas, Inc. (Piaggio) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Aprilia Tuono V4 1000, 2016 Tuono V4 1100, 2015 Caponord 1200 ABS/ADD, and 2016 Caponord Rally motorcycles manufactured June 18, 2013, to June 13, 2016. The affected motorcycles have a front brake master cylinder that may allow air into the hydraulic circuit, causing a longer than expected braking distance.

2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200
2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 with ABS and Travel Pack is one of four models on the recall list.©Motorcyclist

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: If an abnormal distance is required to stop the motorcycle, there is an increased risk of a crash.

THE FIX: Aprilia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front brake master cylinder pushrod and boot assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in October 2016. Owners may contact Aprilia customer service at 1-866-705-1727.

MORE RECALL INFORMATION: 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 safercar.gov.