Piaggio Group Americas is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Moto Guzzi Griso, Moto Guzzi Norge, and Moto Guzzi Stelvio motorcycles because of a manufacturing fault in the rear suspension connecting links, which could fracture and collapse the rear suspension.
Affecting 680 units in total, the bikes in question are Stelvio NTX 1200 motorcycles manufactured February 6, 2012 through April 10, 2013, Norge 1200 motorcycles manufactured January 25, 2012 through March 21, 2013, and Griso 1200 motorcycles manufactured January 26, 2012 through April 29, 2013.
The recall is expected to begin in August 2013, Piaggio will notify owners, and Moto Guzzi dealers will replace the rear suspension connecting links on the affected motorcycles, free of charge. Owners may contact Piaggio at 1-877-696-6864. As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov.