Brembo Recalls Brake Component in High Performance Motorcycles

Brembo Recalls Brake Component in High Performance Motorcycles

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, DucatiKTM, and Triumph and so on, could be expected to issue a recall to fix the faulty front brake master cylinder. 

Piaggio Group has issued a recall for 1,856 units and will replace the front brake master cylinder piston, free of charge.  
It's certainly understood that more motorcycle brands will be affected and more recalls will be forthcoming.  The number of affected models is still not known.
Also, there might be a few cases where consumers have purchased the affected Brembo braking setup as an aftermarket fitment. 
Brembo is yet to issue a statement.
Owners of Brembo brakes 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
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