MV Agusta Recalls Brutale 800 Dragster RC, F3 800 RC and F3 800 for Fork Axle Carrier defect
MV Agusta is recalling certain-model 2018 MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster RC, F3 800 RC, and F3 800 motorcycles due to fork-axle defects.These vehicles are equipped with a fork axle carrier that may have damaged threads which can cause excessive play of the wheel clamping screw.
The service bulletin regarding this recall indicates it affects 252 units, though the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall announcement states only 22.The safety concern is that the excessive play in the front wheel could cause loss of control and increase the risk of a crash.MV Agusta will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the threaded holes in the fork axle carriers, and if necessary replace the fork leg, free of charge.Owners are advised to not ride their motorcycles until the repair has been performed. The recall notification letter being sent to owners of affected bikes states:If you are unable to transport your motorcycle to your nearest MV Agusta dealer, please contact MV Agusta USA to make arrangements for transportation and repair of your motorcycle. The transportation and repair will be conducted with no cost to you.”The recall began July 20, 2018. Owners may contact MV Agusta customer service at 1-215-781-1770. MV Agusta’s number for this recall is 18RC02.Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov . The NHTSA Campaign Number is 18V458000.
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In this week’s first segment, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the much anticipated Yamaha MT-10 SP. That’s the model with the Ohlins semi-active suspension. It’s only been available in Europe for the last couple of years, but finally the good news is, that it’s coming to America. The big question is, whether the extra 3k you’re going to have to pony up for the Ohlins is actually worth it, or perhaps there’s just not that much improvement over the stock KYB suspension that has suited the Yamaha MT-10 so well until now?
In the second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with Val Collins. Val grew up on motorcycles and learned to love speed, however her real love is Formula 1 tunnel-boat racing. These are the guys and gals that are strapped into a tiny cockpit and then hurtle down the straights at 120 mile per hour and pull 5G in the corners. We attended the recent season finale in Lake Havasu and watched our friend Mike Quindazzi try to take the win. Val chats with Teejay about her love for two-wheels and tunnel-boats. Yeah, it’s crazy stuff.
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