Ducati is issuing a recall notice with the NHTSA for the 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200 adventure-tourer motorcycle. Affecting 1,196 units, the MTS 1200’s recall stems from an ECU problem that could see the motorcycle stall while idling with the clutch disengaged (something we experienced when testing the Multistrada 1200 last year). To fix the problem, affected owners must take their bike to a Ducati dealership, where the ECU will be re-flashed with a modified firmware package.
This is the second time the new Multistrada 1200 has been recalled by Ducati, the first time being for faulty screws, centerstand, and improper cable routing. While that recall is considered now closed, this recall is expected to start this month (January 2011), and 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200 owners can contact Ducati USA directly at 1-800-231-6696, referencing Ducati Recall #: RCL-10-004. As always, concerned owners can contact the NHTSA for more information at 1-888-327-4236 or at safecar.gov.