Approximately 550 model-year 2014 1199 Panigale S, 1199 Superleggera and 1199 Panigale R motorcycles were recalled by Ducati North America after learning that the damper rod nut of the rear shock absorber may loosen, causing the whole shock absorber assembly to break up and the motorcycle to crash, Dealer News stated on June 15.
The defective rear shock absorbers were supplied by Ohlins. Dealers are urged to either replace the shocks or send them over to the supplier’s center for free repair. Affected consumers are also asked to contact Ducati for recall details.
Ducati is expected to begin recalling the affected motorcycles on June 29.
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