Brembo Master Cylinder Recall Hits MV Agusta

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The massive Brembo master cylinder recall continues to take its toll on the motorcycle industry, with MV Agusta now the latest manufacturer to issue a recall for the faulty braking piece.

Issuing a notice that affects 27 units in total, MV Agusta’s recall applies to 2015 and 2016 MV Agusta F4 RR and MV Agusta F4 RC motorcycles.

As you would expect, MV Agusta will notify affected F4 owners, and MV Agusta dealers will replace the piston on the front brake’s master cylinder, free of charge.

Concerned F4 owners may contact MV Agusta customer service at 1-215-781-1770. MV Agusta’s number for this recall is 18RC01.

For those who have not been following the Brembo recall, it affects a certain number of Brembo master cylinders with 15mm and 16mm pistons that are made from a polyphenylene sulphide polymer.

Because of a fault in their manufacturing process, the pistons can crack from a number of situations, including extreme use on the race track, heavy pulsating from ABS modules, and from vehicle tip-overs.

Brembo has issued a tersely worded statement about the issue, which sheds some light on which manufacturers will be issuing recalls with the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), and clarified that this recall does not affect aftermarket master cylinders.

With only Aprilia, Ducati, and now MV Agusta registering their recalls, we still have a few more brands in the United States left to report how they will handle this recall. Stay tuned.

Source: NHTSA

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