The effects of the Öhlins suspension recalls continue to amount, and to no one’s surprise it has finally come to affect the Italian superbikes of Ducati.
As such, Ducati North America is recalling certain 2014 model year Ducati 1199 Panigale S, Ducati Panigale R, and Ducati Superleggera motorcycles for faulty rear shocks.
The affected superbikes may have been built with an improperly manufactured Öhlins rear shock absorber. According to the recalls statement, the nut on the damper rod for these shock absorbers may loosen, resulting in a loss of damping and the possible disassembling of the shock. This obviously poses a safety risk to these Ducati owners.
As such, Ducati will notify affected owners, and Ducati dealers will either replace the rear shock assembly or send the shock to the supplier’s repair center to be remedied, free of charge.
The recall is expected to begin on June 29, 2015. Concerned owners may contact Ducati customer service at 1-800-231-6696 (reference recall # RCL-15-002). As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov.