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Motorcycle Recall - Ducati Recall

By Walter F. Kern

NHTSA Campaign ID:  16V339000
Component:  Power Train
Manufacturer:  Ducati North America
Recall Date: 05/23/2016
Potential Number of Units Affected: 168
Defect Summary:
Ducati North America (Ducati) is recalling certain model year 2014 1199 Superleggera motorcycles manufactured April 8, 2014, through November 13, 2014. On the affected motorcycles, the damper plate assembled between the primary driven gear and the clutch basket assembly could break due to fatigue, and result in the engine seizing, and therefore, the rear wheel locking up.
Consequence Summary:
A rear wheel lock up may cause a loss of control and increase the risk of a crash.
Corrective Summary:
Ducati will notify owners, and dealers will install a new clutch assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on July 18, 2016. Owners may contact Ducati customer service at 1-800-231-6696. Ducati's number for this recall is SRV-RCL-16-002.

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