Feb 20, 2018

Brake Issue Triggers Aprilia Recall

Aprilia Caponord 1200
Aprilia has recalled a number of motorcycles in Australia over a brake issue.

A recall notice has been issued through the ACCC for various Aprilia models because of a brake issue.

Dorsoduro 750/1200, Caponord and Tuono V4 1000/1100 models dating back as far as 2012 could be affected by the issue the notice says is caused by a defective dust gaiter and push-rod assembly in the brake master cylinder.

The issue could cause the motorcycle to require longer than normal stopping distances, which could ultimately cause a crash and possibly cause an injury to the rider or other road users.

The recall notice has been issued by John Sample Automotive Pty Ltd, the outgoing Aprilia distributor for Australia. PS Importers are in the process of taking over the Aprilia brand in Australia.

Owners of affected motorcycles will be sent a letter containing instructions on how to make a minor adjustment to the brake lever setting.

Owners should then contact their nearest Aprilia Dealer to arrange for inspection and replacement of components.

Until the motorcycle is repaired by an Aprilia dealer, riders should maintain a longer than normal braking distance when riding.

Around 580 bikes are affected and a list of VIN numbers can be found on the ACCC Recall website.