- Faulty rear brake hoses could result in a sudden loss of braking performance
- Replacement hose uses a different inner material
Ducati North America has recalled select units of the Monster 821 and Monster 1200 naked roadster motorcycles over faulty rear brake hoses. This recall affects Monster 821 that were manufactured between 2015 and 2021. It also affects Monster 1200 and Monster 1200 S that were produced from 2014 and 2021, and Monster 1200 R that were manufactured between 2016 and 2019.
According to the recall notice, the rear brake hoses on the affected motorcycles could be susceptible to heat damage. This could result in a sudden loss of rear brake function. The issue affects a total of 1,312 Ducati Monster motorcycles. Early damage to the hoses may be visually observable. The rider may also notice a loss in the rear braking performance.
The sudden loss of rear brake performance increases the risk of a crash. The front and rear systems on the motorcycles are hydraulically independent, and thus in the event of sudden loss in the rear brake performance, the front brake continues to perform its function. As mentioned in the recall notice, Ducati North America has not received any reports of accidents, injuries or property damage related to this issue.
The company would replace the faulty brake hoses with new units that use a different inner hose material. The faulty hoses would be replaced free of charge. Ducati has also introduced the new hoses in the production of these models.