Aprilia RSV4 Recall to Be Done Within Three Weeks


Aprilia USA today issued an update to its RSV4 recall. New replacement engines have arrived at RSV4-qualified Aprilia dealers, and the company expects certified technicians to complete work on RSV4 models in customers’ hands within two to three weeks.

The recall, reviewed and approved by NHTSA, has been given the reference number 10V-029.

“The Aprilia RSV4 is the most technically advanced superbike we’ve developed, and numerous industry awards already underscore the level of excitement about this motorcycle,” Paolo Timoni, president and CEO of Piaggio Group Americas, stated in a press release. “That is why we felt it was especially critical to minimize both downtime and inconveniences to our customers, who want nothing more than to unleash their RSV4 on the road. All of us at Aprilia USA are most appreciative of our customers’ continued patience, as well as the great commitment of our Aprilia dealers and technicians to meet our promised completion time.”

Aprilia says that technicians brought to the U.S. from the company’s factory in Noale, Italy, have been working around the clock with the Aprilia USA Technical Services Department and dealers to ensure proper installation of the new engines and to expedite the replacement process.

Aprilia USA will issue a new two-year warranty to owners impacted by the recall, effective after the engine replacement is complete.

The recall, announced last month, affected a limited number of 2010 Aprilia RSV4 motorcycles. Aprilia says that while only a small number of production units were involved worldwide, it and its dealers will be replacing all RSV4 engines on motorcycles delivered to the U.S.

Additional information on the RSV4 engine recall can be found at www.apriliausa.com.

Posted by Arlo Redwine