We had an inclination that the ongoing Brembo master cylinder recall would hit the Husqvarna FS450 supermoto in the USA, after seeing a note for it in the European market, and today we get confirmation that this is the case.
For those not in the loop, this news centers around a defect with the Brembo PR15 and PR16 line of master cylinders, which can see their polymer pistons fracture during severe use. Should the piston fracture, the master cylinder may stop working, thus causing the front brakes to fail.
Because of this, a bevy of motorcycle brands have had to recall their high-performance motorcycle offerings with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
While the other recalls pertained to street motorcycles, Husqvarna’s recall affects all three years of the track-only Husqvarna FS450 supermoto model, 2016 thru 2018, because they use the Brembo PR15 master cylinder.
Giving us more information now for the US market, Husqvarna North America says that it will inform affected customers with a personal letter, which will ask them to immediately contact their local Husqvarna dealership about performing this recall.
As you would expect, any work done by a Husqvarna dealer to remedy the Brembo master cylinder situation will be performed free of charge to FS450 owners.
All Husqvarna owners can check online in the ‘Service’ area of Husqvarna Motorcycles’ website to determine if their motorcycle is affected by this recall. Meanwhile, further info on all authorized dealers can be found on the ‘Dealer Section’ of Husqvarna Motorcycles’ website.
Asphalt & Rubber was the first publication to publish about the scope of this massive recall from Brembo. You can view all our stories on this subject by following this link, which includes Brembo’s rather pithy public statement on the matter.
Source: Husqvarna North America