July 15th, 2008 by Paul Crowe - "The Kneeslider"

Piaggio is recalling the Aprilia Tuono 1000R and Tuono RSV1000 for a problem with a fuel hose. Model years 2005 to 2007 are affected. See the details below.

Manufacturer: Piaggio USA, Inc.
Model Year: 2005 -2007
Models affected: Aprilia Tuono 1000R, Aprilia Tuono RSV1000
NHTSA Campaign Number: 08V306000
Potential Units Affected: 977
Problem: Piaggio is recalling 977 model year 2005-2007 Aprilia Tuono 1000 R and RSV 1000 motorcycle models equipped with Bitron SPA fuel pump/fuel filters. The fuel hose connecting the fuel filter to the fuel pump/fuel filter mounting flange may come loose. If this fuel hose connection is loose, or has become completely disconnected, then there will be a drop in, or loss of, fuel pressure to the engine. A drop in, or loss of fuel pressure to the engine, the engine would stall increasing the risk of a crash.

Corrective Action: Bitron will supply dealers repair kits (length of fuel hose and two clamps) and dealers will replace the original parts on the fuel pump/fuel filter component free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during July 2008. Owner may contact Piaggio at 212-380-4431. [...]