- The recall is related to improper fitment of shift knob in gear lever
- In total, 2,705 units have been affected
- The company will start contacting customers from 25 January, 2019
Ducati has issued a new recall in North America for its SuperSport, Monster 821 and Monster 1200 models. The recall is regarding improper assembly of shift knob in the gear lever. In total, 2,705 units have been affected in the region and the company will start contacting owners through its dealerships starting 25 January, 2019. The bikes will be inspected and the faulty part, if any, will be replaced free of cost.
The motorcycles affected from the issue are 2017 and 2018 year models. The fault has been observed in the fitment of gear shift knob which might fall off the lever. If that happens, the bike may get stuck in a gear, thus resulting in an accident. The recall has been issued by NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) of North America.
The Ducati SuperSport is a versatile fully-faired motorcycle which is powered by a 109.8bhp, 96.7Nm, 937cc, liquid-cooled motor. The Monster 821 is a naked streetfighter which gets an 821cc, liquid-cooled, twin-cylinder engine that churns out 107bhp and 86Nm. Meanwhile, the Monster 1200 is its flagship naked bike that is powered by a humungous 1,198.4cc, liquid-cooled, twin-cylinder powerplant and good for 133.15bhp and 118Nm of torque.