2011 MV Agusta F4 Motorcycles Recalled
The report posted on the NHTSA website says the upper fixture points of the subframe may not be sufficiently robust, which could result in a crack during use.
Specifically, in the event the F4's frame cracks, the stability of a rider and passenger could be compromised therefore causing the risk of a crash.
A reinforcement support kit will be installed by MV Agusta dealers free of charge, with the safety recall expected to begin this month (April).
This is the second recall of 2010 F4's in the past year. Last June, MVA recalled some F4s due to air filter frame malfunctions. For this recall, the air filter frame may have slipped out of position and allowed intake air to bypass the filter. This presented the possibility of debris entering the throttle body assembly and interfering with throttle operation, increasing the risk of a malfunction or crash.
Owners may contact MV Agusta at 1-215-830-3300. They may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).
The 186 horsepower MV Agusta F4 boasts a newly engineered 998cc 4-cylinder engine complete with twin shower fuel injectors assisting each cylinder. Other standard features include a new electronic injection system featuring 49 mm throttle bodies with a patented Torque Shift System (TSS), allowing variable lift intake.