Moto Guzzi V7 and V9 Motorcycles Recalled For Brake Fluid Leak

Piaggio is recalling certain V7 Racer, Stone, Special and V9 Bobber, Roamer for potential fluid leak from the front ABS hose.

Piaggio Moto Guzzi V7 and V9 recall
Piaggio is recalling certain Moto Guzzi V7 and V9 motorcycles for a front ABS brake hose that may rub against the engine's secondary air system connection.Photo: Moto Guzzi
The following report is filed with the NHTSA:

Report Receipt Date: June 14, 2017
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V380000
Component(s): Brakes, hydraulic
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,139
Manufacturer: Piaggio Group Americas. Inc.

THE RECALL: Piaggio Group Americas, Inc. (Piaggio) is recalling certain 2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III Racer 750, V7 III Stone 750, V7 III Special 750, and 2016-2017 V9 Bobber, V9 Roamer motorcycles. The front ABS brake hose may rub against the engine's secondary air system connection, possibly resulting in a brake fluid leak.

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: A loss of brake fluid can lengthen the distance needed to stop the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a crash.

THE FIX: Piaggio will notify owners, and dealers will secure the front ABS brake hose to prevent it from rubbing. Any hose that has already been damaged, will be replaced. The repairs will be made free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in June 2017. Owners may contact Piaggio 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.