We recently told you about recalls affecting the front brakes of certain Triumph and Ducati models.  Unfortunately, Aprilia is joining the two companies with the same front brake pad problem.  The Italian manufacturer is recalling four different models that have defective front brake pads.

According to the recall, the front brake pads may corrode, potentially causing the front brake pad friction material to detach from the backing plate.  Aprilia says this condition could increase the risk of a crash, injury, or death.  In total, Aprilia says a total of 3,287 motorcycles may have this condition.  The list of the affected motorcycles is as follows:

MAKE MODEL YEAR
APRILIA RSV4 RF 2017-2018
APRILIA RSV4 RR 2017-2020
APRILIA TUONO RF 2017-2020
APRILIA TUONO RR 2017-2020

This recall does not specifically pin the problem on a particular supplier.  However, the recall does note that the failing components are found in Brembo brakes.  In the two Triumph and Ducati recalls, the failing parts come from a Brembo supplier called Tungaloy.

The Piaggio Group (Aprilia’s parent company) will notify owners of affected machines, and dealers will replace the front brake pads free of charge.  This recall is expected to begin on May 22, 2020.

In the interim, owners may contact Piaggio customer service at 1-212-380-4433 and should cite Piaggio recall number PA2ZZQ2001.  Owners may also obtain additional information by calling the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ‘s (NHTSA) hotline at 1-888-327-4263 citing NHTSA Campaign Number 20V245000or.  Or owners can check for themselves at NHTSA’s website www.safercar.gov.

This recall makes three manufacturers that have been hit with the faulty brake pad material.  It will be interesting to see how many more manufacturers have the same problem.  We’ll update you if other recalls are announced.

 

 

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