Community Motorcycle Safety Ducati 1199 Superleggera Recall Due to Possible Rear Wheel Lockup

Ducati 1199 Superleggera Recall Due to Possible Rear Wheel Lockup

Ducati Superleggera Recall

Ducati 1199 Superleggera Recall Due to Possible Rear Wheel Lockup
Ducati 1199 Superleggera

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 Superleggera

Not 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.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling.

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