Australian Aprilia importers John Sample Automotive have issued a voluntary recall on their Dorsoduro 750/1200, Caponord and Tuono V4 1000/1100 motorcycles over a brake issue.
The notice says the dust gaiter/push-rod assembly in the brake master cylinder is defective.
“The motorcycle may require longer than normal stopping distance. This could cause an accident, possibly injuring the rider or other road users,” it says.
“Owners of affected motorcycles will be sent a letter containing instruction 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.
Since the notice affects so many current Aprilia motorcycles and models going back to 2012, we have included the long list of VIN number at the end of this article so owners can check if their bike is affected.