Ducati’s dreamcycle – the 1199 Superleggera – is under recall. Ducati North America says 168 1199 Superleggera motorcycles – built from April 8, 2014 – Nov. 13, 2014 – are possibly subjected to rear wheel lockup.Ducati says on the affected Superleggeras, “the damper plate assembled between the primary driven gear and the clutch basket assembly could break due to fatigue, and result in the engine seizing, and therefore, the rear wheel locking up.”
Ducati says if this occurs, the rider may lose control of the motorcycle and crash.Ducati North America will notify owners, and dealers will install a new clutch assembly, free of charge. Owners may contact Ducati customer service at 1-800-231-6696. Ducati’s number for this recall is SRV-RCL-16-002.About the SuperleggeraNot since the Desmosedici RR has Ducati released such an exclusive bike. The 1199 Superleggera, which translates to Super Light, has the hightest power-to-weight ratio of any production motorcycle. The numbers? how’s 341.7 lbs. dry with 200 horsepower sound?Only 500 were built, and now a just over a quarter of those are recalled. For more, visit Ducati 1199 Superleggera.
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Yamaha’s Ténéré 700 is an excellent foray into the middleweight ADV world. Associate Editor Neil Wyenn owns a 2021 model, and has spent the last year adding and improving various aspects of his bike. Some add-ons are more vital others, and he lets us into his secrets for getting the most out of the Yamaha Ténéré. His total enthusiasm for ADV riding and the Yamaha Ténéré in particular were pretty obvious to me—I’m sure you’ll feel the same. Links to all the items he mentions are below.