Ducati Australia issued an urgent safety recall for a possible rear brake pad issue.
Models affected are Hypermotard 939, 959 Panigale, 1299 Panigale, 1299 Panigale Final Edition and the new Panigale V4.
Countries affected are Australia, the United States of America, New Zealand and Canada for the time being.
Ducati Australia has issued an urgent safety recall for several models. The recall is to check if the the rear brake pads are coming loose.
The campaign covers the models Hypermotard 939, 959 Panigale, 1299 Panigale, 1299 Panigale Final Edition and the new Panigale V4.
According to the official notice, the brake pad could separate from the backing plate: “If the brake pad separates from the backing plate, this can cause a failure of the rear brake.”
Letters are being sent to owners in Australia, with instructions to contact their closest Ducati dealer to set an appointment to inspect or replace the rear brake pads.
Ducati has been mired in safety recall campaigns recently.
First was for the Brembo front brake master cylinder, although it was not due to the motorcycle manufacturer’s fault. Then there was the recall for the Panigale V4 catching fire and defective fuel tank cap, while the Supersport S melted its fuel tank overfill hose because it was assembled too closed to the horizontal exhaust manifold.
The recall seemed to affect Ducati owners in Australia, the United States of America, New Zealand and Canada for the moment.
Owners may check on the manufacturer’s website if their motorcycle is involved in any safety recall campaign by clicking on this link http://www.ducati.com/services/recall_campaigns/index.do and keying in your bike’s VIN (vehicle identification number, or chassis number as it’s known locally).
Anyway, in our opinion, safety recalls should not paint a manufacturer as being bad; instead it should be taken positively as the manufacturer caring for their customers’ well-being.