Yesterday we broke the news about a massive recall that is affecting a number of sport bikes with Brembo master cylinders. The first wave of that recall included Aprilia’s two offerings, the Aprilia RSV4 superbike and the Aprilia Tuono 1100 streetfighter.
Today, we get our first official word of another manufacturer that is involved with this massive Brembo brake recall, and it is Ducati. With six affected models, spanning four model years, Ducati North America is recalling roughly 8,000 units because the piston in their master cylinder may crack.
If you recall our previous coverage, the issue stems from the plastic piston in the master cylinder possibly cracking after hard use. If this happens, the master cylinder can stop operating, which can lead to front brake failure. This is an obvious safety concern
For Ducati, this issue touches the 2015-2018 models from the following lines: 1299 Panigale (including the Superleggera and Final Edition), Panigale R, Monster 1200, Multistrada 1200/1260, XDiavel S, and Scrambler 800 Café Racer (2017-2018).
To remedy the situation, Ducati will notify affected owners, and Ducati dealers will replace the front brake master cylinder piston, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 15, 2018 for Ducati owners. Concerned owners may contact Ducati customer service at 1-800-231-6696.
With other brands also using affected Brembo master cylinders, we expect to hear more recalls in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.