MV Agusta recalls Brutales, F3s for bolt replacement

Publish Date: 
May 14, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. - MV Agusta is recalling certain 2014 Brutale RR (Corsa), Rivale 800, Brutale 800 Dragster, Brutale 800, Brutale 675, F3 800 and F3 675 motorcycles, noting that the threaded bolt used to secure the swingarm pin may fail. This condition may allow the swingarm to loosen while riding, according to NHTSA.

The manufacturer said its production department found the problem.  "MV Agusta determined that some of our motorcycles were produced using a swingarm pin that is secured by a non-conformant fixing screw which is subject to potential failure during normal use of the motorcycle," the OEM told the agency. No reports related to the defect had been received from customers, it added.

For the United States, the recall affects 223 bikes manufactured from Dec. 18, 2013, through March 10, 2014. Dealers are asked to install a new threaded bolt, free of charge.

The NHTSA recall campaign number is 14V189000.

Posted by Mary Slepicka