Piaggio Group issued a recall for certain Aprilia RSV4 1000 and Tuono V4 1100 models that have a suspected front brake master cylinder malfunction.

Piaggio Group issued a recall notice for select RSV4 and Tuono V4 models which have a potential front brake malfunction. Both the motorcycles get advanced Brembo braking systems, of which the front brake master cylinder may not work properly on certain units. This malfunction results in loss of proper braking up front, eventually leading to an increased risk of a crash.

Piaggio is committed to addressing this problem free of charge for owners of affected units. More details below.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V811000

Manufacturer: Piaggio Group Americas. Inc.


Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,856

APRILIARSV42016 – 2017


Summary: Piaggio Group Americas. Inc. (Piaggio) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Aprilia RSV4 1000 motorcycles (including RR, Factory Superpole, and RF Superpole), and 2017 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 motorcycles (including RR and Factory Superpole). These motorcycles are equipped with Brembo front brake master cylinders that may fail. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 122, “Motorcycle Brake Systems.”

Remedy: Aprilia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front brake master cylinder piston, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 15, 2018. Owners may contact Aprilia customer service at 1-212-380-4433.

Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.