Piaggio Group has announced a recall for two of their motorcycles from Aprilia. The models being recalled are Aprilia Tuono V4 and the Caponord 1200 models. Italian-based two-wheeler manufacturer claims that there could be an issue with the braking system on both motorcycles.
Approximately 1,628 Aprilia motorcycles will be recalled in the United States of America. The Tuono V4 and the Caponord 1200 models were manufactured between June 18, 2013, to June 13, 2016. Piaggio Group realises this a safety issue and has issued the recall voluntarily.
Defective front brake master cylinder is the cause for Aprilia issuing a recall. There is a possibility that air could enter brake lines and could hamper braking. Aprilia technicians will be replacing the front brake master cylinder pushrod, along with the boot assembly.
Brembo callipers have been used by Aprilia for its Tuono V4 and Caponord 1200 models. Both motorcycles are equipped with 320mm dual front disc brake setup. Replacement and rectification will be performed free of cost to Aprilia customers at authorised service centres.
The Tuono V4 and Caponord 1200 models are sold in the Indian market as well. So far, no announcement of any models in India being affected by the recall has been made. If there is an issue, Aprilia India and Piaggio Group is expected to make a formal announcement soon.