Ducati North America is recalling the Ducati 1199 Superleggera for an issue in its clutch assembly. The recall affects all 168 units that were sold in the USA – bikes manufactured between April 8th, 2014 and November 13th, 2014.
According to Ducati North America’s filing with NHTSA, the damper plate assembled between the primary driven gear and the clutch basket assembly could break due to fatigue.
If this happens, it could result in the engine seizing, and the rear wheel locking up, which could obviously lead to the motorcycle crashing and injuring the rider.
To remedy the situation, Ducati will notify owners, and Ducati dealers will install a new clutch assembly, free of charge.
This recall is expected to begin on July 18, 2016. Concerned owners may contact Ducati customer service at 1-800-231-6696, and reference Ducati’s recall number for this, SRV-RCL-16-002.