Ducati Recalls the XDiavel S For Incorrectly Installed Rear Wheel

Incorrect rear wheel installation may cause the drive pins to fail.

2016 Ducati XDiavel S
2016 Ducati XDiavel S©Motorcyclist
The following report is filed with the NHTSA:

Report Receipt Date: May 26, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V370000
Component(s): Wheels
Potential Number of Units Affected: 925
Manufacturer: Ducati North America

THE RECALL: Ducati North America (Ducati) is recalling certain model year 2016 XDiavel S motorcycles manufactured from November 25, 2015 to May 18, 2016. The affected motorcycles have a rear wheel that may have been incorrectly installed on the hub.

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: If the rear wheel was incorrectly installed, the drive pins may fail, resulting in a loss of braking and a loss of power transmission from the engine. These conditions increase the risk of a crash.

THE FIX: Ducati will notify owners, and dealers will remove the rear wheel and install rubber inserts to prevent the wheel from being improperly installed. Any wheel that is found to have been improperly installed will be replaced. These repairs will be performed 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-16-001.

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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