Brembo brake recall: PR16 radial master cylinder unit

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Brembo brake recall: PR16 radial master cylinder unit

Postby Mr_Trecolareco » Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:17 pm

Well it may be of interest for a few of us: https://www.asphaltandrubber.com/recall/brembo-brake-recall/

Find out if your bike is affected here: http://www.ktm.com/service/warranty/


Today is the first day of a massive recall for Brembo brakes, as our inbox just received the first official notice of what is expected to a recall that touches a multitude of brands that use the Italian company’s high-performance line of brake master cylinders.

The issue stems from the Brembo’s popular PR16 radial master cylinder unit (the master cylinder that is often paired with the Brembo M50 calipers), which apparently can crack internally at the piston, which can then lead to front brake failure.

Because of the physical properties of the piston material used on the master cylinder, and the porosity generated during the injection process used to create them, the piston could crack when used on race tracks, or with frequent ABS intervention, or when the motorcycle falls to the ground.

As such when the piston cracks, the front brakes may not operate properly during a braking procedure, which can lead to the front brakes failing entirely.

Brembo has been able to identify that the faulty piston is made from a type of plastic (polyphenylene sulphide), and to remedy the situation, an aluminium piston will need to be used as a replacement piece.

Today’s recall deals only with Aprilia models fitted with the Brembo kit, which means that it affects the 2016-2017 Aprilia RSV4 lineup and 2017 Aprilia Tuono 1100 models.

According to documents filed National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), about 1% of the 1,800 affected Aprilia units are expected to show cracking of the master cylinder piston.

However, noting that several other brands use the same master cylinder setup on their superbikes and high-performance sport bikes, our sources have indicated to us that other recalls can be expected in the coming weeks from a multitude of other brands, including Ducati and KTM.

It is not clear at this time how this recall affects those who bought Brembo radial master cylinders as an aftermarket replacement for their bike’s braking setup. Hopefully we can find more information on that, though the PR16 is typically not bought as an aftermarket part.

For now, concerned Aprilia owners may contact Aprilia customer service at 1-212-380-4433, but know that Aprilia dealers will replace the front master cylinder free of charge. The Aprilia recall is expected to start January 15, 2018.

We will post subsequent notices from NHTSA for other brands that are affected by this Brembo brake recall. Stay tuned.
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Re: Brembo brake recall: PR16 radial master cylinder unit

Postby DukeNukem999 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:07 pm

Thanks for the heads up.. will spread the word
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Postby Colonel_Klinck » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:09 am

I'm sure they are dealing with the US first where litigation and class actions are far more likely. I emailed my dealer with a link to the article and they said they'd heard nothing from Austria. No surprise there.
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Re: Brembo brake recall: PR16 radial master cylinder unit

Postby DribbleDuke » Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:39 pm

I was just thinking the irony that no-one has seen the camo SuperDuke.
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Re: Brembo brake recall: PR16 radial master cylinder unit

Postby REDTALE2000 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:46 pm

DribbleDuke wrote:I was just thinking the irony that no-one has seen the camo SuperDuke.

I’ve heard there’s millions of them out there...
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Re: Brembo brake recall: PR16 radial master cylinder unit

Postby crazyinp » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:38 am

Brembo released official statement on thief website and now KTM is mentioned in it. Not sure what is taking so long for KTM to notify us.

http://www.brembo.com/en/company/news/r ... der-brembo
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Re: Brembo brake recall: PR16 radial master cylinder unit

Postby bic_bicknell » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:23 pm

Over the many years I've been riding bikes (with Brembo brakes supplied as OE equipment) I've seen this type of thing occur. The last lot of 2007 Superdukes had a notice out about seizing brake callipers from Brembo/KTM saying that you should wash them down after every ride in the rain so thy didn't seize up. I think that this is another one of those instances where we are all over reacting to a situation that has arisen because of the legal issues with regard to litigation in the Satates (as stated by Craig).

Me, I'd just maintain my brakes as you would with any other brakes and they will be fine.
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Re: Brembo brake recall: PR16 radial master cylinder unit

Postby crazyinp » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:36 am

bic_bicknell wrote:Over the many years I've been riding bikes (with Brembo brakes supplied as OE equipment) I've seen this type of thing occur. The last lot of 2007 Superdukes had a notice out about seizing brake callipers from Brembo/KTM saying that you should wash them down after every ride in the rain so thy didn't seize up. I think that this is another one of those instances where we are all over reacting to a situation that has arisen because of the legal issues with regard to litigation in the Satates (as stated by Craig).

Me, I'd just maintain my brakes as you would with any other brakes and they will be fine.


I don't think this is fair to compare. Washing you calipers after rain is something you can control. Part that was manufactured by bad process and using wrong material that you can't check of have control over. So if you have a bike that is affected by the recall, you will just ignore it? This is safety issue and I would like for KTM to reach out to their customers and let them know. Ducati and Aprilia already did. Also, Ducati did it not only in the US but worldwide as I heard from few forum member in Italy and South Africa where their dealer contacted them.
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Re: Brembo brake recall: PR16 radial master cylinder unit

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Re: Brembo brake recall: PR16 radial master cylinder unit

Postby gotswap » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:53 pm

My 2015 is not impacted when I put the VIN in. Wonder if they just haven't updated all the info yet.
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Re: Brembo brake recall: PR16 radial master cylinder unit

Postby Colonel_Klinck » Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:02 am

Took a pic of the code stamped on mine and emailed to my dealer. Mine is part of recall and is going in next week for a new piston.
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