Italian brakes manufacturer Brembo has issued a massive recall for performance motorcycles due to a problem with its PR16 radial master cylinder unit, according to a report on Car and Bike website.
Apparently, the piston in the master cylinder can develop a crack and lead to front brake failure. Allegedly Brembo used polyphenylene sulfide, a type of plastic which can crack when used excessively on a racetrack or with regular ABS intervention or from impacts such as dropping the bike or going down in a slide.
The plastic piece will be replaced by an aluminum piece, free of cost. A number of high-performance motorcycles such as Aprilia, Ducati, KTM, and Triumph and so on, could be expected to issue a recall to fix the faulty front brake master cylinder.