Moto Guzzi US Recalls 680 Bikes for Potential Suspension Failure

Recall for 3 Moto Guzzi models: Stelvio (pictured), Griso and Norge 1 photo
Photo: Moto Guzzi
With the Canadian road safety authorities having already issued a recall for certain Moto Guzzi motorcycles one week ago, it was only a matter of time until a similar campaign was extended to other markets. It's now time for US' NHTSA to make public the 12V323000 recall campaign for at no less than 680 two-wheelers.
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.
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