2013 Brammo Empulse R Recalled for Falling Rear Tail Assembly

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

The 2013 Brammo Empulse R is being recalled because of a problem with its rear tail assembly. The recall affects 605 units of the Brammo Empulse R.

According to documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the tail assembly bracket may weaken around the mounting points from shock and vibration and may eventually fracture or break off. Should it make contact with the rear wheel, it may increase the risk of a crash.

A visual inspection of an Empulse R may reveal cracks near the tail assembly mounting points.

The problem was first reported on June 15 by an Empulse R owner. Brammo initiated an investigation two days later.

The rear tail assembly bracket is supplied by Brill and CLS but built only for and according to Brammo’s specifications. As such, Brammo has assumed responsibility for correcting the issue by redesigning the bracket.

The new part is still under development but when it is ready, Brammo is expected to contact owners and replace the faulty part with the new one.

[Source: NHTSA]

Dennis Chung
Dennis Chung

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