Italian brake manufacturer Brembo has been stopped in its tracks with a second major product safety recall on its products this year.
In January, Brembo issued a global safety recall on radial master cylinder pistons in 15mm and 16mm diameters produced between 2015 and 2017.
The recall affected thousands of motorcycles from manufacturers such as Aprilia, Ducati, Husqvarna, KTM MV Agusta,TM Racing, Moto Morini and Horex, but did not affect aftermarket units.
In this second recall, Brembo has recalled some of its replacement aftermarket rear brake caliper kits.
The official Brembo recall notice says the fault is with some pads supplied by Federal Mogul Italia.
“The potential defect in the pads could compromise the vehicle brake performance, with safety risks for the rider,” the notice says.
There has been no official recall notification yet through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
However, riders can check to see if the production code number #672 is present on their brake pads.
To find out how to check the pads, click here for instructions.
If your bike is affected, contact the distributors listed below.
|USA||RACE TECHNOLOGIES||[email protected]
|Japan||BREMBO JAPAN||[email protected]|
|Germany, Greece, Czech Republic||MOTORQUALITY SpA||[email protected]|
|Singapore, Vietnam, Laos, Philippines||MOTOWORLD HODAKA||[email protected]|
|Thailand||RIDERS CLUB||[email protected]|
|China, Hong Kong||STARBIKE||[email protected]|
|Spain||V2 MOTORSPORT||[email protected]|
|UK||MODE PERFORMANCE||[email protected]|
|Benelux||HOCO PARTS||[email protected]|
|Australia||GAS IMPORT||[email protected]|
Brembo’s reputation has suffered a significant setback by these two major recalls within seven months of each other.
The company supplies premium brake products to many motorcycle manufacturers and also dominates the aftermarket brake supplies market.
The only previous recall for a Brembo brake fault we could find was an ABS modular in Triumph Street Triple and Daytona models in 2013.
We will advise if or when an Australia product recall is issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
Even though manufacturers and importers contact owners when a recall is issued, the bike may have been sold privately to a rider unknown to the company.
Therefore, Motorbike Writer publishes all motorcycle recalls as a service to all riders.
In Australia, recall notices are issued by the manufacturer and the Department of Infrastructure through a voluntary industry code under the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
While any recall is not good news for the manufacturer, it shows that they are largely diligent in fixing problems.
Despite hundreds of recalls by various automotive manufacturers, only the Takata airbag recall has ever been mandatory. All others have been issued by the manufacturer.
If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.
To check whether your motorcycle has been recalled, click on these sites: