Three-time World Superbike Champion Troy Bayliss and Ducati Superbike Project Director Ernesto Marinelli sat down together to talk about the new Ducati 1199 Panigale in a new video released by the Bologna manufacturer. The video was shot in a split screen format with the two men answering questions about Ducati‘s new superbike. Of course, the […]
2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale Recall Expands to US
As we expected, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a recall for the 2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale following a similar recall in Canada. The recall affects all versions of the sportbike, including the base 1199 Panigale, 1199 Panigale S and the 1199 Panigale S Tricolore.
Ducati is recalling the Panigale because a “non-compliant” screw may have been used to attach the rear suspension linkage to the swingarm. According to documents released by NHTSA, the incorrect screw has a different head shape than the proper screw. The correct screw is also shorter in length at 46mm compared to the incorrect component’s 55mm length.
According to Ducati, the non-compliant screw may lead to the separation of the linkage pushrod from the swingarm. As a result, there could be a complete failure in rear suspension, seriously affecting handling and increasing the risk of a crash.
The recall campaign affects 375 units across the U.S., though only 1% of all models are estimated to have the wrong screw. Authorized dealers will inspect the retaining screw of recalled models and, if the non-compliant screw is installed, replace it with the correct screw.