Aprilia USA, the North American importer and distributor of Aprilia Motorcycles and scooters has sent out an update on the recall for the 2010 Aprilia RSV4‘s motor, saying that replacement motors from Italy have arrived, and that the company is ready to begin replacing affected machines. Aprilia USA expects the recall to take two to three weeks to replace every RSV4 motor sold in the USA, but it’s unclear how long it will take for the Noale brand to recover its lost footing with would-be Aprilia purchasers.
The recall only affects about 300 motorcycles worldwide, but Aprilia has sent factory technicians from Noale to the US in order to brief Aprilia service technicians on the motor swap procedure. Aprilia’s PR machine is in full-force on the RSV4 recall because of the importance the bike has to the Italian company, which is trying to make a comeback based on the RSV4’s success both with the public at-large and on the race track.
Speaking to this vein, Paolo Timoni, President and CEO of Piaggio Group Americas said, “the Aprilia RSV4 is the most technically advanced super bike we’ve developed, and numerous industry awards already underscore the level of excitement about this motorcycle. That is why we felt it was especially critical to minimize both downtime and inconveniences to our customers, who want nothing more than to unleash their RSV4 on the road. All of us at Aprilia USA are most appreciative of our customers’ continued patience, as well as the great commitment of our Aprilia dealers and technicians to meet our promised completion time.”
The NHTSA has reviewed and approved the recall by Aprilia, and has been given it the reference number 10V-029. You can contact them or your local authorized Aprilia dealer for more information.
Source: Aprilia USA