Moto Guzzi US Recalls 680 Bikes for Potential Suspension Failure
The issue triggering the recall is the same: a connecting rod for the rear suspension was apparently manufactured incorrectly and it could fracture. In the eventuality of such a thing happening while riding, the whole rear suspension would instantaneously collapse, dramatically increasing the risk of a crash, with potential severe personal injuries and property damage.
Moto Guzzi announces the recall will be started this month and the faulty connection links will be replaced free of charge by dealers.
According to NHTSA, the affected bikes have been manufactured as follows: 2012-2013 Moto Guzzi Stelvio NTX 1200 motorcycles manufactured February 6, 2012, through April 10, 2013; and model year 2012-2013 Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 motorcycles manufactured January 25, 2012, through March 21, 2013; and model year 2012-2013 Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 motorcycles manufactured January 26, 2012, through April 29, 2013.
Being a rather serious issue, the owners of a 2013 Norge, Stelvio or Griso, might want to get in touch with their dealer asap, or with Piaggio at 1-877-696-6864, and schedule a repair.