Aprilia RSV4 and Tuono Motorcycles Recalled for Brakes That May Fail

Piaggio is recalling late-model Aprilia superbikes to correct an issue with the front brake master cylinder.

Late-model Aprilia RSV4 sportbikes including the RR (shown here), Factory Superpole, and RF Superpole models are on the recall list for front brakes that might fail.Aprilia

The following motorcycle recall report is filed with the NHTSA:
Report Receipt Date: December 15, 2017
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V811000
Component(s): Brake System
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,856
Manufacturer: Piaggio Group Americas. Inc.

THE RECALL: 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."

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

THE FIX: 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.

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.

Aprilia's Tuono V4 (Factory model shown here) joins the RSV4 on the recall list for a front brake master cylinder that might fail.Aprilia