As per the latest reports, owners of quite a few models of Ducati motorcycles would have to visit their nearest Ducati dealerships because the Italian motorcycle company has issued a recall. As of now, this recall affects the Ducatis in North America only.
A total of 1,663 units of 2018-2019 Panigale V4, V4S, and V4 SP are affected by an issue with an oil cooler port. Reports say that chances are that this oil port may crack and thus can cause the oil to leak. To rectify this problem, Ducati will contact the owners of the affected motorcycles and notify them about the problem and will replace the port without any charge. The recall process will begin on January 24, 2019.
Moving on to the Monster and Supersport models, it is being reported that a total of 2,705 units of both the products combined are affected by a faulty shift knob. This potentially lose shift knob might not be properly attached to the shift lever. Due to this, a rider might be unable to change gears. The NHTSA is yet to release an official document giving details of the recall. It is being anticipated that the recall would begin pretty soon. Ducati will contact the owners of the affected models – 2017-2019 Monster 1200 and 821, 2017-2018 Supersport and Supersport S – and make them aware of the issue.
As of now, there has been no such recall notice for the aforementioned Ducati models by the Ducati UAE. So owners of these models in the UAE shouldn’t be worried. If anything related comes up, we will be covering it instantly. So keep checking this space for updates.