MV Agusta has announced that it will be recalling 223 motorcycles with production dates ranging from December 18, 2013 through March 10, 2014. The recall affects the 2014 MV Agusta Brutale 800, 2014 MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster, 2014 MV Agusta Brutale 675, 2014 MV Agusta Brutale RR, 2014 MV Agusta F3 800, 2014 MV Agusta F3 675, and 2014 MV Agusta Rivale 800.
According to MV Agusta, it was discovered that that some of its motorcycles were produced using a swingarm pin that is secured by a non-conforming fixing screw, which is subject to potential failure during normal use of the motorcycle, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.
After issuing the defect notice on April 10, 2014, seven days later MV Agusta notified dealers of the method to remedy the problem and the recall began on April 25th. MV Agusta will be notifying owners, and will be having dealers replace the faulty bolt free of charge.
If you are an owner of one of the above mentioned MV Agusta models and feel that your bike may be part of this recall, you can contact MV Agusta at 1-215-781-1770, recall number 2798. 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 www.safercar.gov.