Global recall issued for certain Brembo brake pads

A global recall is under way for certain Brembo brake pads that may become defective during use and potential cause a serious incident

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Brembo has issued a global recall relating to OEM motorcycle brake pads fitted to a number of different bike.

The recall relates to the BRM10B compound and the amount of nickel used in the brake pad’s construction.

The presence of the Nickel in the pads can lead to the compound becoming porous, allowing moisture and humidity to affect the performance of the pads. The build-up of moisture can cause corrosion which in some places can cause the friction material to detach from the mounting plate of the brake pad, in turn causing catastrophic brake failure.

The manufacturers that fit the pads as OEM to their vehicles are notifying affected customers of the issue and any affected bikes will need to be taken to the dealership for pad replacement.

Triumph America has been just one brand to issue a recall for the problem for some models built between 2018-2020 back. According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), the friction material of the front brake pads can come loose from the rear plate. If the problem occurs, the function of the brakes is of course no longer fully guaranteed and the braking distance is extended.

Ducati is also recalling the North American market for the same reason. It affects the Ducati 1299 Superleggera.

While here in Europe, FEMA (Federation of European Motorcyclists Association) has as yet issued no such recall.

We’ll be sure to update you as soon as the situation changes.

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