Italian brakes manufacturer Brembo has issued a massive recall for an unknown number of performance motorcycles due to a problem with its PR16 radial master cylinder unit. Apparently, the piston in the master cylinder can develop a crack and lead to front brake failure. This is because the faulty piston has been made from a type of plastic which is polyphenylene sulphide and can crack when used excessively on a racetrack or with regular ABS intervention or even if the motorcycle takes a fall. The plastic piece will be replaced by an aluminium piece, free of cost. A number of high performance motorcycles such as Ducati, KTM, and Triumph and so on, could be expected to issue a recall to fix the faulty front brake master cylinder.
It has already been announced that the following bikes will be recalled for remedial work APRILIA RSV4 2016-2017, APRILIA TUONO 2017