Ducati Recalls 1199 Panigale

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Ducati 1199 Panigale Motorcycle Recall

Ducati has recalled 375 of its newest 2012 superbike, the 1199 Panigale, due to rear-suspension issues.

Ducati says an incorrect screw was used on the affected models to retain the swingarm to the rear-suspension linkage.

If the linkage detaches from the swingarm, the suspension would catastrophically collapse, causing unsafe handling, increasing the risk of crash.

Ducati will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the incorrect screw free of charge. The Italian motorcycle manufacturer has not provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Ducati at 1-800-231-6696, or visit ducati.com; the safety recall number is RCL-12-004.

Customers may also contact the Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153), or visit safercar.gov.