Ducati Japan has produced a one-off purple 1199 Panigale to promote the movie “Kick Ass 2″. The sequel to the 2010′s “Kick Ass” opened in North America last August, but in Japan it opens Feb. 22. The Panigale will be given away in a promotion that ends on March 14; unfortunately, the contest is only […]
2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale Recalled in Canada – US Recall Likely to Follow
Transport Canada has issued a recall notice for the 2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale due to an incorrect screw used in the rear suspension.
At this point, the recall is only in Canada and the U.S.’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has not yet issued a similar recall, but considering Ducati North America operates in both countries, a U.S. recall is likely to follow in the next week.
According to Transport Canada, an incorrect screw may have been used to attach the swingarm to the rear suspension linkage. If the connection fails, the linkage may disconnect from the swingarm, potentially causing the 1199 to become unstable, creating a crash hazard.
The Canadian recall campaign affects 35 units of the 2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale. Canadian Ducati dealers will inspect the affected models and, if necessary, replace the faulty screw.
We’ll have further details if and when a U.S. recall is announced.
[Source: Transport Canada]