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Defective Motorcycle Brake Pads Cause Multiple Recalls

Earlier this month motorcycle manufacturers Ducati and Triumph voluntarily informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that combined they would be recalling 3,788 motorcycles worldwide manufactured between 2017 and 2020 for the same defect with the brake pads.

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According to the recall campaign documents from Triumph, Ducati and NHTSA, the defect is corrosion on the brake pad backing plates causing the friction material to delaminate. The supplier of the brake pads for both Ducati and Triumph is Brembo S.p.A and the manufacturer, according to NHTSA documents, is the Tungaloy Corp.

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