Ducati is recalling over 5,500 units of its Scrambler motorcycles for a faulty kickstand pivot nut, which can potentially detach from the motorcycle. The recall affects 2015 and 2016 model year bikes, manufactured between February 17, 2015 and November 11, 2016.
If the pivot nut loosens or detaches, it can cause the kickstand position sensor not to function properly, which can lead to either the motorcycle stalling, or the rider being able to operate the motorcycle with the kickstand still down. Either scenario is potential dangerous.
Ducati North America will notify affected Scrambler owners, and Ducati dealers will replace the kickstand pivot bolt, free of charge. This recall is expected to begin January 23, 2017.
Concerned Scrambler owners may contact Ducati customer service at 1-800-231-6696, and reference Ducati’s number for this recall, which is SRV-RCL-16-004.
As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov.