Ducati has recalled certain model year 2015-2016 Ducati Scrambler motorcycles manufactured Feb. 17, 2015, through Nov. 11, 2016, due to kickstand issues. The Scrambler models include the Icon, Urban Enduro, Full Throttle, Classic, Flat Track Pro and Sixty2.
The affected motorcycles have a side stand pivot nut that can detach, potentially causing the side stand position sensor to no longer function properly. Approximately 5,502 Ducati Scrambler motorcycles are included in the recall.According to the defect description, three different events may occur as a result of the defect:1.) when parked, the bike may not start;2.) in remote cases, during normal use on the road, the side stand sensor switch pin may become disengaged from the stand shaft causing the engine to stall;3.) in remote cases, it may be possible to start the engine, engage a gear and begin riding while the side stand is still down.Under the recall, Ducati will notify owners, and dealers will replace the side stand pivot bolt, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Jan. 23, 2017. Owners may contact Ducati customer service at 1-800-231-6696. Ducati’s number for this recall is SRV-RCL-16-004.Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to SaferCar.gov.
KTM Super ADV R + Lightning Motorcycles’ Richard Hatfield
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends—the weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams rides KTM’s new 1290 Super Adventure R. This hardcore ADV bike is big, powerful, and a true expert-level machine. Interestingly, it has multiple points of adjustment within its highly capable electronics package, and Don discovered several big surprises where the bike changed personality completely. His is an intriguing look at one of the most capable off road ADV bikes on the market today.
In the second segment, I chat with Richard Hatfield, CEO of Lightning motorcycles. This silicon valley based manufacturer was founded in 2006, and having racked up several notable race victories (including Pikes Peak in 2013 with the late Carlin Dunne on board) Lightning have certainly dominated in racing terms. In another first, Lightning has just announced a new rapid-charging battery technology that may well bring electric motorcycles into becoming real-world, practical transport.
So from all of us here at Motos & Friends… we hope you enjoy this episode!