Aprilia Brembo Recall

Attention! The Brembo Recall Will Affect 7 Manufacturers!

We’ve Got An Official Statement About The 2018 Brembo Recall

Published January 9, 2018

The huge Brembo recall will affect a total of seven manufacturers and well over 10,000 motorcycles in the USA alone. If you thought you were safe because you’re not an Aprilia or Ducati owner, then you thought wrong. We’ve got an official statement from Brembo with all the details to keep you up to date. Over the past week or so, we’ve been wondering when Brembo were going to make a statement, and we’ve pasted it on the bottom of this article for your reading pleasure.

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If you’re not familiar with the Brembo recall, it was first announced a little while ago. One of their master cylinder models was put together with a weak component: a plastic piston that could crack and lead to a brake failure. To remedy the problem, Brembo has advised manufacturers to recall the relevant models and replace the master cylinder piston with a sturdier aluminum unit instead. Aprilia and Ducati were the first to get the recall notifications, and between those two manufacturers, over 10,000 motorcycles will need to be recalled. However, Brembo have issued a statement suggesting that quite a few more bikes will be affected. We had a feeling that a few KTM models might be involved, but we underestimated the situation.

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Essentially, if you own a Ducati, Aprilia, KTM, MV Agusta, Moto Morini, Horex, or TM Racing model manufactured between 2015 and 2017, there’s a very good chance that your motorcycle will be a part of the Brembo recall. But here’s what Brembo had to say:

The 2018 Brembo Recall – Brembo’s Statement:

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Position statement

Brembo SpA, a leader in the production of disc brake systems for vehicles, following the recent publication of some articles by the international press, mentioning wrong information, points out that:

-Thanks to the constant quality monitoring over its production processes, it has uncovered the possibility of defects to the piston of the front radial master cylinder (diameters 15mm and 16mm), sold between 2015 and 2017 and mounted on some motorcycle models.

-The only manufacturers affected are:




MV Agusta

TM Racing

Moto Morini


-The recall does not affect other manufacturers nor other master cylinders, or master cylinders sold as Aftermarket kits through the Brembo distribution network.

Brembo promptly informed the manufacturers of the problem so that the owners of the aforementioned bikes could be informed and invited to have the part replaced at the nearest dealership.

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And there you have it. It’s a bit of a sharp statement, but we appreciate things straight and to the point. Besides, recalls should be seen as good things. If you happen to be affected by the Brembo recall, go and get your master cylinder sorted as soon as possible, eh?


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