It was just last week that we saw Ducati North America recalling nearly 6,000 motorcycles from several of its lines, including the Monster lineup, for issues with their rear brake hoses.
And now today, we see another 1,312 Monsters getting recalled for a similar issue (though there is likely overlap on the bike’s affected between the two recalls).
Specifically, this recall concerns the fact that the rear brake hose may be susceptible to heat damage, for a variety of different reasons.
The recall affects certain Ducati Monster 821 (2015-2021), Ducati Monster 1200 (2014-2021, base and S variants), and Ducati Monster 1200 R (2016-2019) motorcycles.
According to recall documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Ducati has identified the following causal or contributory factors that may lead to this condition: (1) installation/use of a rear brake hose material that has a lower resistance to temperature; (2) rear brake system layout in the Monster 821 and Monster 1200 application, whereby the rear brake hoses are, in a limited and specific area, exposed to the hot airflow of the exhaust manifold; and (3) conditions of use of the motorcycle, in particular if the motorcycle remains idling on the side stand or rear box stand for extended periods of time (e.g., during warm up or dealer service/diagnostics).
To remedy the issue, Ducati dealers will replace the rear brake hoses, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 23, 2021.
Concerned Ducati Monster 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