Recall: 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200

01/14/2011 @ 12:43 pm, by Jensen Beeler5 COMMENTS

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

Source: NHTSA

  • Johndo

    I just have a feeling too much electronic is like not enough…

  • MikeD

    I was reading from Kevin Ash website his review of this “sofware” and how it “ironed” some problems but fuel comsuption went sky high.

    Is it worth it all the smoothing/fixing ? Not on my eyes if it kills MPG so hard as Kevin found out.

  • We’ve only ridden the 2010 model, so I can’t comment about any fuel consumption changes with the 2011 model. I’ve gotta call Ducati tomorrow anyways, so I’ll bring it up and see what they say, and if we can get some time on the 2011 MTS 1200.

  • MikeD

    @Jensen Beeler:

    Ignore my post, delete it if possible.

    Mr Ash Himself xplained afterwards after contacting Ducati about this MPG anomaly and it seems he got the WRONG MAP (a temporary one to make happy some customers complaining about the fueling until the REAL one with the same or better MPG than stock was ready) installed on his italian chicken.

  • Other Sean

    The 1098 had a similar stalling problem, which if memory serves, was being chalked up to the fueling. It was super lean low in the rpm range, then got super rich in the upper rev range. Then, when coming down back into the lean, it would just stall. I don’t believe any of this was admitted or confirmed by Ducati, these were the theories at the dealership where I worked.

    All these damned emissions laws are making it very difficult to make a performance machine.