For four-and-a-half years now, Ducati has had an ongoing recall with the XDiavel motorcycle and its faulty kickstand design. Today, we get news that problems stemming from this performance cruiser’s side stand continue on.
This iteration of the Ducati XDiavel kickstand recall sees the kickstand bracket at fault, as it may fatigue under load, which could result in a failure of the side stand assembly and a potential for the motorcycle to fall when stationary on the stand.
According to the recall documents, the side stand bracket could deform and bend when the motorcycle is parked on the side stand, as a result of repeated stress due to motorcycle load itself, causing the motorcycle to lean excessively.
In rare situations, the side stand bracket can break, causing the motorcycle to fall. Ducati has never received reports of crashes or injuries.
Since the bike falling over could be a safety risk, this recall was submitted with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In total, 1,601 motorcycles are affected by this recall.
To remedy the issue, Ducati will notify affected XDiavel owners, and Ducati dealers will install a new side stand bracket, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 15, 2021.
Concerned XDiavel owners may contact Ducati customer service at 1-888-391-5446. Ducati’s number for this recall is SRV-RCL-21-001. As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov.