As a whole, around 8,000 units of Ducati and 1,800 units of Aprilia have been affected under Brembo’s recall.
Italian brakes manufacturer Brembo has issued a massive recall of its PR16 radial master cylinder unit. Consequently, a large number of high performance bikes from Ducati and Aprilia that use this unit have been affected by the recall.
The PR16 master cylinder, which is used on the front brake setup, is potentially prone to developing a crack that leads to front brake failure. It is constructed using a type of plastic called polyphenylene sulphide which may crack when used extensively on a racetrack or even with regular ABS intervention. As a fix for this issue, the faulty plastic will be replaced by an aluminium piece at no additional cost.
Presently, the known Ducati models affected under this are the 1299 Panigale, Superleggera, Monster 1200, Multistrada 1200, Multistrada 1260, XDiavel S and Scrambler Cafe Racer – all manufactured between 2015-18. The affected Aprilia models include the 2016-17 RSV4 and the 2017 Tuono 1100.
While it’s just Ducati and Aprilia that have issued an official recall for the time being, the PR16 radial master cylinder from Brembo is also used by other manufacturers like Triumph and KTM on their high performance bikes. So, sooner or later, the recall is bound to extend to these companies as well.