Brembo official statement released on PR16 master cylinder recall

After the recall issued by Ducati and Aprilia in the US regarding the PR16 front radial master cylinder unit, a Brembo official statement has finally been released.

Brembo has stated that the manufacturers that are affected are Aprilia, Ducati, KTM, MV Agusta, TM Racing, Moto Morini and Horex.

Models from 2015 to 2017 which uses the PR16 front radial master cylinder are typically used with Brembo M50 callipers.

It was only a few days ago at the beginning of the year where news broke out regarding a possible recall for a Brembo master cylinder unit. Manufacturers in the US like Aprilia and Ducati have since released official notices to owners with bikes that use the Brembo PR16 front radial master cylinder unit which is typically used with the Brembo M50 calliper package.

The master cylinder unit mentioned is quite a popular model which has been used all over the world by a number of different manufacturers. After a week of uncertainties on whether other bike manufacturers using the same PR16 part are affected, Brembo finally broke its silence with an official statement.

Position statement

Brembo SpA, a leader in the production of disc brake systems for vehicles, following the recent publication of some articles by the international press, mentioning wrong information, points out that:

-Thanks to the constant quality monitoring over its production processes, it has uncovered the possibility of defects to the piston of the front radial master cylinder (diameters 15mm and 16mm), sold between 2015 and 2017 and mounted on some motorcycle models.

-The only manufacturers affected are:




MV Agusta

TM Racing

Moto Morini


-The recall does not affect other manufacturers nor other master cylinders, or master cylinders sold as Aftermarket kits through the Brembo distribution network.

Brembo promptly informed the manufacturers of the problem so that the owners of the aforementioned bikes could be informed and invited to have the part replaced at the nearest dealership.

As you can see, there were no indications in the statement as of how the particular part can cause failure but on the bright side, we now know which manufacturers are affected. Currently, there is still no news on whether the models here in Malaysia are affected.

Once we have any information, we will inform you as soon as we can. In the mean time, you can check with your preferred authorised dealer regarding the matter.

To know more about the PR16 front radial master cylinder unit recall in the US, CLICK HERE.

A passionate individual when it comes to anything related to two wheels (or sometimes more), he enjoys the chaotic and magical world of motorsports as much as riding leisurely to the shops on his beloved Vespa. With an education-based background, he is always eager to learn and share about the poetic arts of motorcycling.

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