If you bought a Ducati Monster, Supersport, or XDiavel in the past few years, you may have gotten hosed…rear brake hosed, that is.
Affecting 5,909 motorcycles, Ducati North America is recalling the Monster 797 (2017-2020), Monster 821 (2018-2020), Monster 1200 (2017-2020), Supersport (2017-2020), and XDiavel (2016-2020) models because their rear brake hose line may allow air into the braking system.
Air in the hydraulic lines will reduce braking performance, which can create a safety hazard on the motorcycle, hence the recall with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
According to recall documents, the population for this recall was determined based upon a review of the warranty and other consumer complaint records that, due to brake system architecture, may experience a greater susceptibility to excessive gas permeation through the rear brake hose material compared to other models.
To remedy the issue, Ducati Dealers will install new rear brake hoses, free of charge. Ducati owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 17, 2021.
Concerned Ducati owners may contact Ducati customer service at 1-888-391-5446. As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov