Possible Brake Malfunction Prompts Piaggio to Recall Motorcycles

the front brake master cylinder may let in air

Possible Brake Malfunction Prompts Piaggio to Recall Motorcycles
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October 5, 2016

Piaggio is recalling more than 1,600 certain model year 2014-2015 Aprilia Tuono V4 1000, 2016 Tuono V4 1100, 2015 Caponord 1200 ABS/ADD, and 2016 Caponord Rally motorcycles.

The affected motorcycles have a front brake master cylinder that may allow air into the hydraulic circuit, causing a longer than expected braking distance.

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

The recall is expected to begin in October 2016.

Aprilia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front brake master cylinder pushrod and boot assembly, free of charge.

For further information regarding this recall, consumers may contact Aprilia customer service at (866) 705-1727.