This latest recall comes to us from the Piaggio Group Americas, as it affects a number of models from the Aprilia and Moto Guzzi lineups.
The issue stems from the front brake master cylinder, which may drag or inadvertently apply the drags, which can cause the motorcycle to suddenly stop and/or stall. This may happen without the rear brake light illuminating.
Specifically, this recall affects the Moto Guzzi Audace 1400 and Eldorado 1400 (2016-2018), Moto Guzzi California 1400 (2017-2018), Moto Guzzi MGX 21 Bagger (2017), Aprilia Mana 850 (2013-2014), Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 (2014-2016), Aprilia Dorsoduro 900 (2018-2019), and Aprilia Shiver 900 (2018) motorcycles.
In total, 1,701 motorcycles are affected by this recall, which seems to be the result of a faulty tolerance found on the brake lever.
According to recall documents, the ineffective lever stroke value (the range of the lever pull that does not affect the application of the brakes) was not at the proper value, causing the brakes to be applied inadvertently.
To remedy the issue, Piaggio will notify affected Aprilia and Moto Guzzi owners, and dealers will inspect, and if necessary, replace the front brake master cylinder free of charge.
The recall is expected to begin August 13, 2019. Concerned owners may contact Piaggio customer service at 1-212-380-4433, and reference Piaggio’s number for this recall, which is PA2ZZQ1904.
As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov.