Moto Guzzi Australia is about to recall 80 V7-III Racer, Stone and Special motorcycles and 97 V9 Bobber (pictured above) and Roamer models over a brake issue.
The front ABS brake hose may rub against the engine’s secondary air system connection, possibly resulting in a brake fluid leak.
The recall over the brake issue has already been posted overseas. It is expected to be issued in Australia soon by the federal Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development (DIRD), Vehicle Safety Standards division (VSS) who will, in turn, inform the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission.
Moto Guzzi Australia spokesman Paul McCann says kits for each of the affected vehicles are on the way to Australia and expected here by the end of next week.
“Once they are available, dealers will be informed of the process and parts made available,” he says.
“Owners will also be informed and asked to contact their dealer and arrange a time for the new bracket to be fitted.
“While there is no immediate danger of a failure, the recall has been instigated in line Moto Guzzi’s stringent quality control program.”
Moto Guzzi has a good record on recalls with none issued in Australia since 2013.
Recall notices are issued by the manufacturer through a voluntary industry code under the ACCC.
Despite hundreds of recalls by various automotive manufacturers, none has ever been mandatory. All have been issued by the manufacturer.
While any recall is not good news for the manufacturer, it shows that they are largely diligent in fixing problems.
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:
• New Zealand