Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—August 18, 2012.
Summary: Ducati is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 1199 Panigale motorcycles manufactured from March 16, 2012, through July 12, 2012 . Due to an incorrect assembly tolerance, the Uniball bearing on the damper rod eyelet could slip out of its seat on the Ohlins steering damper.
Consequence: The steering damper can detach from its mounting point which can lead to loss of control of the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Ducati will notify owners, and authorized dealers will install a special washer at the steering damper’s mounting point, free of charge. Ducati has not provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Ducati at 1-800-231-6696 or through their website at www.ducati.com.
Notes: Ducati’s Recall Number is RCL-12-006. Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.