Before anyone cracks the joke, no Ducati is not recalling the 2010 Multistrada 1200 for it’s bird-beaked appearance. Instead, the Italian manufacturer is recalling the sport-touring motorcycle for some faulty screws in the bike’s center stand and steering head, and also for faulty throttle cable routing that causes the cable to rub against the bike’s radiator. Issuing three separate recalls for these problems, the screw recalls affect all MTS 1200 models, while the center stand issue is related only to the Multistrada 1200 S Touring model.
Each recall affects a couple hundred or so models in the US, for which the remedy is taking one’s bike down to a certified Ducati dealer, who will fix the problem free of charge. The recall is to take place sometime during this month. Concerned Multistrada 1200 owners can contact Ducati at 1-800-231-6696, and reference the following Ducati Safety Recall numbers: RCL-10-001 (throttle cable), RC-10-002 (center stand), & RCL-10-003 (steering head). As always the NHTSA can be contacted at 1-888-327-4236 or safecar.gov.