Ducati’s latest recall impacts several motorcycles that may experience oil leaks. In this case, the motorcycle’s tire could lose traction if it comes in contact with oil. The rider could then lose control over the vehicle.
According to the firm, impacted motorcycles include the 2014 through 2018 Panigale 1199 SL, Panigale R V2, and the Ducati 1299 SL models. These units may experience exceeding flow of engine oil that could reach the airbox. This could lead to a leak from the airbox drain, exposing the rear wheel to oil. To keep the oil from leaking onto the wheel, dealers will update the system with a new blow-by valve kit. This will keep the airbox from leaking.
The company stated that it produced the impacted motorcycles between December 17, 2013 and November 20, 2018.
Despite the potential risks, the firm did not report any accidents associated with this problem.
Ducati is contacting impacted motorcycle owners by the end of October. The firm is also alerting dealers so they are prepared for the number of riders scheduling a visit to fix the issue.
Riders who are concerned about their safety should contact the manufacturer for further information.
If you experience an accident associated with these motorcycles, report it to the firm and to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
In the case of Ducati’s latest recall, the issue could lead to accidents and even injuries. This shows that it doesn’t matter how safety-oriented the rider is, if there’s an equipment issue and the rider fails to fix the issue, an accident will happen.
To avoid accidents and injuries, stay alert to open recall alerts and keep your motorcycle’s maintenance up to date. And if you ever experience an accident caused by equipment failure, do not hesitate to report it. Depending on the severity of the accident and whether you suffered injuries as a result, make sure to contact an attorney immediately for help.
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