According to a series of news agencies and other official recall reports, Ducati is placing a voluntary recall on some of their motorcycle models like the 2012 1199 Panigale, due to a faulty installation of an incorrect screw type in the swingarm of the motorcycles.
The swingarm that is used to link the rear suspension can become detached, leading to a possible loss of control of the motorcycle and a tragic suspension collapse while the vehicle is in use, which can pose an injury hazard to the rider.
To prevent accidents and keep riders safe, the company decided to team up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to issue this recall announcement as quickly as possible. If you own a Ducati vehicle, check your motorcycle for the recalled models and contact the manufacturer to discover what you could do to have this issue eradicated.
According to the federal agency, the company will offer a free inspection and repair at authorized dealers.
Injuries and reports of incidents caused by this recalled model of motorcycle should be addressed to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Questions and concerns related to this specific recall statement should be addressed to Ducati at once.
Hopefully, motorcyclists who are affected by this recall announcement are able to respond to this alert promptly. I’d simply be heart-broken to learn that someone was injured in a crash that could have been prevented.