The recall affects 1,139 units which were manufactured between 2 November and 31 May 2017. The recalled models include - the Moto Guzzi III Racer 750, Moto Guzzi V7 III Stone 750, Moto Guzzi V7 III Special 750, Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber, and Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer.
The company is recalling the motorcycles due to a faulty front ABS hose. The ABS hose could move out of position and rub against the engine’s secondary air system; the constant rubbing could result in a leak in brake fluid and thus a loss of front brake pressure.
Piaggio had received a report regarding this issue in Europe on 3 April, although no crashes or failures have been reported yet. To rectify this fault, Moto Guzzi dealers will install a pipe mount to keep the ABS hose in place and away from the secondary air system and replace the brake line on the recalled units if there are signs of wear. The motorcycles produced after 31 May 2017 have this issue solved during production.
Piaggio sells the V9 Bobber and V9 Roamer in India, but the company has not made an announcement regarding a recall for the motorcycles here.