Ducati Recalls Steering Component

Vehicle Make/ Model: Ducati  / Diavel                                                                                                      Model Year(s): 2011
Ducati / MTS 1200                                                                                                                                                                             2010-2011

Manufacturer: Ducati North America                                                                                                        Mfr's Report Date: APR 21, 2011

NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 11V253000                                                                                             NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: Steering

Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,051

Ducati is recalling certain model year 2010-2011 Multistrada 1200, and model year 2011, Diavel Motorcycles, the electronic steering lock may fail to disengage during the motorcycle "key-on" process. This has been linked directly to a certain revision of the hands free device software. It could result in a situation where the motorcycle's engine might start while the steering lock is still engaged.  A rider could start the motorcycle and attempy to ride away while steering is still locked.

The rider could experience the inability to steer increasing the risk of low speed tip-over or collision, thus increasing the potential for injury to the rider.

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

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to SaferCar.gov


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  1. Yet another reason Ducati has to get back in gear. The Black Falcon is finally out today. In case you guys haven't seen it, these guys have a bunch of photographs — the bike is absolutely amazing: http://bit.ly/mRDBFb.

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