A week ago it came into highlight that there is an issue with a specific type of master cylinder that Brembo makes and it is fitted in many motorcycles of numerous brands. Ducati and Aprilia already issued a recall of few of their affected models in the USA. Now, Brembo has released an official statement about this issue.
The statement says, ‘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 Aprilia, Ducati, KTM, MV Agusta, TM Racing, Moto Morini and Horex
-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.’
As of now, only Ducati and Aprilia of the above-mentioned brands are the ones who have initiated a recall. We are expecting to see other brands too issuing a recall notice and starting the process soon. Perhaps, the entire process would begin from the USA and later would be carried out in the other parts of the world. Stay tuned for more updates on this topic.