Ducati is recalling 27 units of its Ducati Diavel sport-cruisers because of kickstands that may bend at the pivot point — yes, the jokes about the Diavel’s portliness practically write themselves here.
Affecting bikes made from May 25th, 2012, through June 28th, 2012, Ducati is recalling the Diavels because a bent or broken kickstand could allow the motorcycle to fall over, which has the risk of injuring the rider or someone near the motorcycle.
Ducati says the issue could also interfere with the side stand safety switch, which could prevent the bike from starting, or cause it to stall without warning. There is no specified date for the start of this recall, though Ducati will notifty affected owners. Ducati dealers will replace the kickstand free of charge, per usual.
Concerned owners can contact Ducati at 1-800-231-6696, reference Ducati recall number: RCL-12-005. As always the NHTSA is available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov, reference NHTSA campaign #: 12V376000.