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Piaggio recalls motorcycles with braking issue

The front brakes may drag or apply

Photo source: Piaggio
Piaggio Group Americas is recalling 1,701 model year 2016-2018 Moto Guzzi Audace 1400s &d Eldorado 1400s, model year 2017-2018 Moto Guzzi California 1400s, model year 2017 Moto Guzzi MGX 21 Baggers, model year 2013-2014 Aprilia Mana 850s, model year 2014-2016 Aprilia Dorsoduro 750s, model year 2018-2019 Aprilia Dorsoduro 900s, and 2018 Aprilia Shiver 900s.

Due to a problem with the front brake master cylinder, the front brakes may drag or apply, causing the motorcycle to unexpectedly slow down or stop completely without activating the rear brake light.

Unexpectedly slowing down or stopping while driving with no warning to following traffic can increase the risk of a crash.

What to do

Piaggio will notify owners, and dealers will inspect, and if necessary, replace the front brake master cylinder free of charge.

The recall was expected to begin August 13, 2019.

Owners may contact Piaggio customer service at (212) 380-4433. Piaggio's number for this recall is PA2ZZQ1904.

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