On April 2nd, Ducati North America announced they would be recalling 2,083 of their 1199 Panigale and Panigale S models due to a malfunctioning handlebar switch. The recall affects 1,515 motorcycles manufactured in 2012 and an additional 568 manufactured in 2013.

According to Ducati, “the left handlebar switch may not get power from its connection at the dashboard, preventing the horn, headlight high beam, instrument panel display and right turn signals from functioning.”

With the recall expected to begin on May 16, 2014, Ducati will be notifying owners and dealers will be installing an additional wiring harness free of charge.

Concerned owners may contact Ducati at 1-800-231-6696 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Source: NHTSA

  • ML

    Ducati have known about this issue for some time now.

    When I got my 1199 S in Jan. 2013, the dealer already applied the fix (there was a TSB for it at the time) before I picked up the bike. Looks like they either received enough complaints or someone got hurt in order for them to issue a recall.

    I bet the next recall will be for the foggy dash.