Ducati is recalling 1,755 units their 2009 Monster 696 motorcycle for problems with its main wiring harness. The harness may come in contact with the vertical cylinder head and exhaust pipe. This poor placement could possibly result in the harness being damaged, and the rider not looking nearly as cool on the cheapest bike Ducati has to offer. Also, the rider could die. For a Ducati rider, its hard to say which fate is worse.
Affected owners should take their bike down to their local Ducati dealership, where the dealers will check for interference between the main wiring harness and the vertical cylinder head and exhaust pipe, and then reposition and fasten the main wiring harness to the frame free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during May 2009. Owners may contact Ducati at 800-231-6696.