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2011 Ducati Diavel Recalled for Weak Kickstands
Ducati issued a recall for the Diavel because of weak kickstands.
According to documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the side stands on the 2011 Ducati Diavel was not manufactured with sufficient material at the pivot point. Under certain circumstances, the stand may bend and possibly break at the pivot area, causing a resting Diavel to tip over. A damaged side stand may also interfere with the stand’s safety mechanism, potentially preventing the Diavel from starting.
Authorized dealers will replace the side stand and pivot bolt with reinforced components. The recall campaign affects 919 motorcycles.
The Ducati Diavel has received three recalls so far in its first year of produciton. In April, Ducati issued a recall for the Diavel and the Multistrada 1200 because of a problem with the electronic steering lock. Ducati issued another recall in July because of a risk of the floating license plate holder falling off.
[Source: NHTSA Campaign ID 11V413000]