Ducati Recall! The Brembo Brake Issue Affects 8000 Ducati Motorcycles!
Next Up From Brembo: A Ducati Recall!
Round Two of the Brembo saga sees a Ducati recall that will affect around 8,000 units in North America. If you’ve got a fairly new Ducati, then pay attention, because a recall is probably coming your way. If you’re not familiar with the Brembo brake recall thing, then here’s a basic overview: due to the use of a plastic piston made from polyphenylene sulphide in the master cylinder, your brakes could fail. Brembo have managed to isolate the problem and have advised manufacturers to recall affected models, offering replacement pistons made from aluminum instead. While the issues may not be a problem for everyone at the moment, small shocks, jolts, and brake overuse could lead to a failure in future. Which is best avoided.
Ducati Recall Alert!
We already knew that a Ducati recall was likely – ever since Brembo announced the issue with the Aprilia RSV4 and Tuono 1100, we guessed a Ducati recall would be on the cards since many of their models share the same PR16 brake units. Some KTMs and Triumphs are likely to be recalled to – but we have no official line on that yet. For the Ducati recall though, there are six affected models spanning from four model years. Take a deep breath…
If you happen to own a Ducati from the model years 2015 – 2018, then this could concern you. The Ducati 1299 Panigale (including the Superleggera and Final Edition), Panigale R, Monster 1200, XDiavel S, Multistrada 1200 and 1260, and the 2017/2018 Scrambler 800 Café Racer are being recalled.
Owners of those models will be notified by Ducati and Ducati will replace the front brake master cylinder piston with an aluminum one at official Ducati dealerships free of charge. The recall is due to begin from February 15 2018 onward. If you need more information, feel free to contact Ducati at 1-800-231-6696.
This isn’t likely to be the last we hear from this recall, since other brands operate with the same faulty brake arrangement. Stay tuned for more information. In the meantime, if you own an affected Ducati, you might want to be gentle with it until your part gets replaced…