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2014 MV Agusta Brutale, F3 and Rivale Models Recalled for Loose Swingarms

Wed, 14 May 2014

MV Agusta is recalling several 2014 motorcycles because of a defect in the screw securing the swingarm pin. The recall affects 223 units of the Brutale 1090 RR (Corsa edition), Brutale 800, Brutale 675, F3 675, F3 800 and Rivale manufactured between Dec. 18, 2013 and March 10, 2014.

According to documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a batch of screws used to secure the swingarm pin received the incorrect heat treatment and quenching process and thus may fail. Should that happen, the swingarm may come loose while riding, increasing the risk of a crash.

The problem was first discovered in March by a worker in MV Agusta’s factory. While securing the swingarm pin, a screw broke while being fastened to the prescribed torque of 70 nm (51.6 ft-lb.) MV Agusta’s Recall Investigation Committee opened an investigation and traced the problem to a specific batch of screws.

MV Agusta dealers will install a new screw that has been treated to the proper processes on recalled motorcycles at no charge.

[Source: NHTSA]

By Dennis Chung

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