A fortnight after Brembo issued a global recall to customers of Aprilia and Ducati for a faulty master cylinder, MV Agusta and KTM have joined the bandwagon of affected manufacturers.
The MV Agusta F4 and the KTM 1290 Super Duke R are part of the list of recalled bikes. Although the numbers are unknown, the recall also includes 2015-2016 model year MV Agusta F4 RC and F4 RR motorcycles. These motorcycles are equipped with the Brembo PR16 front brake master cylinder which has a faulty piston. The lower quality of plastic could result in the piston breaking resulting in front brake failure. The PR16 master cylinder is used with the Brembo M50 Monobloc calipers for braking duties at the front.
MV Agusta and KTM will notify owners and dealers will replace the plastic master cylinder piston with an aluminium one, free of charge. The recall is currently limited to the motorcycles sold in the USA. Motoroyale was unavailable for comment about the recall affecting MV Agusta motorcycles sold in India. Meanwhile, KTM does not sell its flagship streetfighter, the 1290 Super Duke R in the country.