RECALL NEWS: Ducati Recalls Late-Model Multistrada 1200/1200S For Defective Sidestand

Ducati is recalling 869 Multistrada 1200 and 1200 S for sidestands that could break.

A new recall report filed by Ducati North America affects 869 Multistrada 1200 and 1200 S models.©Motorcyclist
In the latest recall, a defective support tube could cause the sidestand to break on certain Multistrada 1200 and 1200 S models..©Motorcyclist

The following report is filed with the NHTSA:

Report Receipt Date: October 9, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V637000
Component(s): Structure
Potential Number of Units Affected: 869
Manufacturer: Ducati North America

THE RECALL: Ducati North America (Ducati) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Multistrada 1200 and 1200 S motorcycles manufactured from December 1, 2014, to June 11, 2015. In the affected motorcycles, the sidestand may break due to an incorrect length of the side-stand support tube.

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: f the side-stand breaks, the motorcyle would fall over, increasing the risk of injury to the rider and/or the passenger.

THE FIX: Ducati will notify owners, and dealers will replace the side-stand support tubes, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 16, 2015. Owners may contact Ducati customer service at 1-800-231-6696. The recall number for this recall is RCL-15-003.

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.