Did you know those killer motorcycles in the new Terminator Salvation movie (out on May 21, 2009) are Ducati Hypermotard bikes? I guess the Ducati designers around the time of judgment day decided they should go for a more scary and human-destroying look. Or the Italian Ducati designers were killed by Italian terminators, and then […]
Ducati Issues Rear Brake Recall for Several 2012 Models
Ducati is issuing a recall on several 2012 models because of a problem with the rear brake. The models included are the 848 EVO, the Streetfighter 848, the Hypermotard 796, the ABS-equipped versions of the Multistrada 1200, and the Monsters 796 and 1100 EVO.
According to documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the friction material on the rear brake pads may detach from the backing plate, resulting in a drop in rear braking efficiency and increased stopping distance.
The problem affects a particular batch of rear brake pads from supplier Federale-Mogul. Internal testing by both Ducati and Brembo determined the problem is with the adhesive used to attach the friction material to the backing plate of the affected brake pads. The problem
Authorized Ducati dealers will inspect rear brake pads of the recalled units and, if they are identified as being from the faulty batch, replace them at no cost to the consumer. The recall campaign affects 283 units.