8,000 Late-Model Ducati Motorcycles Being Recalled for Brakes That May Fail

Ducati is recalling certain models to correct an issue with the front brake master cylinder.

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Ducati to recall 8,000 motorcycles including the 1299 Panigale, Monster 1200, Multistrada, Scrambler 800 Café Racer, and XDiavel S models.Ducati

The following motorcycle recall report is filed with the NHTSA:
Report Receipt Date: December 15, 2017
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V812000
Component(s): Brake System
Potential Number of Units Affected: 8,000
Manufacturer: Ducati North America

THE RECALL: Ducati is recalling certain 2015-2018 1299 motorcycles (including STD, S, FE and SL models), Monster 1200 motorcycles (including S and R models), Multistrada motorcycles (including S and PP models), and Panigale R, and XDaviel S motorcycles and 2017-2018 Scrambler 800 Café Racer motorcycles. These motorcycles are equipped with Brembo front brake master cylinders that may fail.

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: If the front brake master cylinder fails, the loss of front braking ability can increase the risk of a crash.

THE FIX: Ducati will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front brake master cylinder piston, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 15, 2018. Owners may contact Ducati customer service at 1-800-231-6696.

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.

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