DUCATI is recalling 1,015 model year 2010-2011 Mulstistrada 1200 and Diavel motorcycles. The electronic steering lock may fail to disengage during the motorcycle "key on" process using the keyless FOB device. This has been linked directly to a certain revision of the hands free device (FOB) software. It could result in a situation where the motorcycle engine might start while the steering lock is still engaged allowing a rider to engage the bike and ride while the steering is still locked, resulting in a crash and serious or fatal injuries.
THE DEALER WILL UPDATE THE SOFTWARE OF THE HANDS FREE CONTROL UNIT FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DUCATI AT 1-800-231-6696.