Recall News: Ducati 1199 Superleggera Recalled For Clutch-Related Wheel Lock-Up Issue

The exotic Superleggera superbike is on the recall list for a hazardous clutch defect.

Ducati 1199 Superleggera superbike recall
2014 Ducati 1199 Superleggera©Motorcyclist
The following report is filed with the NHTSA:

Report Receipt Date: May 23, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V339000
Component(s): Powertrain
Potential Number of Units Affected: 168
Manufacturer: Ducati North America

THE RECALL: Ducati North America (Ducati) is recalling certain model year 2014 1199 Superleggera motorcycles manufactured from April 8, 2014, through November 13, 2014. On the affected motorcycles, 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.

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: A rear-wheel lock-up could cause a loss of control and increase the risk of a crash.

THE FIX: Ducati will notify owners, and dealers will install a new clutch assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on July 18, 2016. Owners may contact Ducati customer service at 1-800-231-6696. Ducati's number for this recall is SRV-RCL-16-002.

MORE RECALL INFORMATION: 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.

2014 Ducati 1199 Superleggera recall
Ducati is recalling 168 Superleggera superbikes for a rear wheel that could potentially lock up due to a fatigued damper plate assembled between the primary driven gear and the clutch basket.©Motorcyclist

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