Recall: Ducati 1199 Panigale

06/20/2012 @ 9:30 am, by Jensen Beeler14 COMMENTS

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You know what they say about first-generation Italian motorcycles…Yes folks, the superbike of 2012, the Ducati 1199 Panigale, is having its first technical recall. Ducati North America is recalling 375 units of the Panigale because of an incorrect screw was used to attach the rear swingarm to the rear suspension linkage. The faulty screw could cause the swingarm to detach from the linkage, which would in-turn could cause a catastrophic suspension collapse.

Such an occurrence has obvious dire consequences for the bike’s rider, and as such Ducati North America will be contacting at-risk Ducati 1199 Panigale owners. Ducati dealers will inspect the bikes, and as necessary replace the incorrect screw, free of charge. Concerned owners can contact Ducati North America at 1-800-231-6696. As always, the NHTSA is available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov. Ducati’s safety recall number is RCL-12-004.

Source: NHTSA

Comment:

  1. Jake F. says:

    Thank goodness it’s nothing too serious ;)

  2. irksome says:

    @Jake: “That’ll buff right out.”

  3. Nerve says:

    Yeah Jake, like chipped paint ..the catastrophy !

  4. Gutterslob says:

    At least it wasn’t something like “Might burst into flames at the stoplights for no reason” like with Ferraris from the 80′s.

  5. JayDub says:

    Legendary Ducati Quality at it’s finest!

  6. Grant Madden says:

    Imagine suspension collapse on the freeway infront of a big Truck!!Now thats a catastrophy!!

  7. MikeD says:

    @Gutterslob:

    Apparently u never heard of the fairly new 458 Italia catching fire for “no aparent reason”.

    Of course there was a reason but i find it hard to understand how it never showed itself during ” road testing” on “Prototypes”……. YES, legendary Italian Q.C. indeed. LOL.

    Is cool tho, they know there’s a problem and are working to fix…it happens even to the best of us.

  8. balzr says:

    Stay away from these POS Italian motorcycles!!!!

    Dec 7, 2011 126,000 Honda Goldwing motorcycles recalled for brake problems. The company has identified an issue with the motorbikes’ secondary brake master cylinders that may cause the rear brakes to drag, increasing the risk of a collision. Riding a motorcycle with a stuck rear brake may also generate enough heat to cause a fire.

    MAY 21, 2009 HONDA IS RECALLING 12,894 MY 2008 CBR1000RR MOTORCYCLES. A COOLANT HOSE CLAMP LOCATED ON THE WATER PUMP COVER MAY BREAK DUE TO FATIGUE CAUSED BY VIBRATION GENERATED AT CONTINUOUS HIGH ENGINE SPEEDS. IF THE CLAMP BREAKS, HOT COOLANT CAN SPRAY ONTO THE RIDERS LEFT LOWER LEG CAUSING SCALDING TO THE RIDER.

    FEB 23, 2011 Suzuki says 73,4276 motorcycles are being recalled.
    Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
    • SUZUKI / AN400 2008-2009
    • SUZUKI / DL1000 2008-2009
    • SUZUKI / GSF1250 2008-2009
    • SUZUKI / GSX-R600 2008-2009
    • SUZUKI / GSX-R750 2008-2009
    • SUZUKI / GSX1300B 2008
    • SUZUKI / GSX1300R 2008-2010
    • SUZUKI / GSX650F 2008-2009
    • SUZUKI / SFV650 2009-2010
    • SUZUKI / VL800 2008-2010
    • SUZUKI / VLR1800 2008-2009
    • SUZUKI / VZ1500 2009-2010

    Suzuki says some regulator / rectifier assemblies were produced with insufficient adhesion between the power module (circuit board) and the rectifier case that contains a heat sink to dissipate heat. Due to the insufficient adhesion, heat generated on the power module circuit board can cause the circuit board to deform, and lift off the case. This condition causes excessive heat on the circuit board and uncontrolled electric current output which can result in insufficient charging current being provided to the motorcycle battery.
    This can cause the discharge of the Suzuki motorcycle’s battery, which can lead to stalling or a non-start condition; if the motorcycle’s engine stalls, it could increase the risk of a crash.

    APR 19, 2012 BMW is recalling 1,414 model year 2012 s1000rr motorcycles, manufactured from September 1, 2011, through April 10, 2012. Due to a manufacturing process error, the connecting rod bolts may become loose during high engine temperatures and/or high engine operating speeds which could result in catastrophic engine damage. In the event of engine damage, escaping oil could cause handling issues, increasing the risk of a crash.

    FEB 17, 2012 Kawasaki is recalling 20,544 model year 2008-2011 ninja zx-10r, and 2009-2012 ninja zx-6r motorcycles manufactured from December 14, 2007 through July 26, 2011. Due to a manufacturing error, the regulator/rectifier may insufficiently charge the battery.
    If the battery discharges, the motorcycle may stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash.

  9. Merc says:

    No good throwing stones at Ducati, my 4th generation BMW S1000RR is also subject to a recall, all conrod bolts must be replaced…

    The good thing is that manufacturers are admitting to it, recalling bikes and making good…

  10. Donald Martino says:

    The phone number for DNA is wrong. That is the number for Ducati’s dealer locator. Does anyone have a better phone number for Ducati. I realy would perfer not to wait until I get the letter – or until the swingarm falls off my 1199.

  11. Kevin says:

    Call your dealer Don, we’ll take care of you.

  12. Dave says:

    I’m not a big Ducati fan but motorcycles are like everything; Every once & a while you get a bunk part on them. This applies, too, to humans. If, after tens of thousands of years, humans are still born with defects, how do you expect them to make a prefect machine? People who are sitting here slagging Ducati should also include their favorite manufacturer in the deal because I’m sure your BMWSUZUKIHONDAKTMYAMAHAHARLEYBUELLVICTORYKAWASKIHODAKATRIUMPHAPRILIAF’NWHATEVER has had a recall. I’ve been around motorcycles for a long time and it’s tough to get it right the first time. Ride more, whine less, get on with your lives. I’m pretty sure the sky isn’t falling.

  13. Ben says:

    the old ducati didn’t do recalls, they just sold them the way they are.
    this is a new kind of ducati

  14. Well, at least they will replace the incorrect screw free of charge. Might as well inspect all the bikes before someone gets hurt.