The latest recall, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the engine’s valve guides “may experience excessive, premature wear, and become damaged over time”.
“If the engine valve guide becomes damaged, the expected acceleration and responsiveness from the engine may be suddenly reduced, and the vehicle’s ability to accelerate or manoeuvre may not meet the rider’s expectations,” the notice says.
“This could increase the risk of an accident and injury to the rider, passenger or bystanders.”
Ducati V4 engine
Owners will be notified by Ducati and Authorised Ducati Dealers to have an appointment arranged to replace the complete engine unit, free of charge.
For further information, consumers can contact an authorised Ducati dealer or email email@example.com
This recall affects only 11 bikes with the following Vehicle Idnetification Numbers:
This is the third recall for Ducati this year following recalls for their XDiavel, XDiavel S and Scrambler 1100 models for issues with side stands and electrics.
Even though manufacturers and importers usually contact owners when a recall is issued, the bike may have been sold privately to a rider unknown to the company.
Therefore, Motorbike Writer publishes all motorcycle and scooter recalls as a service to all riders.
If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.
To check whether your motorcycle has been recalled, click on these sites: