Ducati is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 1199 Panigale motorcycles

Ducati is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 1199 Panigale motorcycles manufactured from March 16, 2012, through July 12, 2012. The right and left swingarm shaft pivots can loosen. The swingarm shaft pivots can loosen from the swingarm which can lead to loss of control of the motorcycle, increasing the risk of personal injury. Ducati will notify owners, and authorized dealers will tighten the right and left swingarm shaft pivots to the proper torque settings, free of charge. Ducati has not provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Ducati at 1-800-231-6696 or through their website at www.ducati.com.
Ducati’s recall number is RCL-12-006. Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

Ducati is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 1199 Panigale motorcycles

Ducati is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 1199 Panigale motorcycles manufactured from March 16, 2012, through July 12, 2012. The exhaust butterfly valve bowden cable cover could melt or burn due to excess heat of the catalytic converter. Melting and burning of the bowden cable cover could lead to smoke and/or fire. Ducati will notify owners, and authorized dealers will the replace old exhaust butterfly valve bowden cable cover with a new one, free of charge. Ducati has not provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Ducati at 1-800-231-6696 or through their website at www.ducati.com. Ducati’s recall number is RCL-12-006. Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

Ducati is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 1199 Panigale motorcycles

Ducati is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 1199 Panigale motorcycles manufactured from March 16, 2012, through July 12, 2012 . Due to an incorrect assembly tolerance, the Uniball bearing on the damper rod eyelet could slip out of its seat on the Ohlins steering damper. The steering damper can detach from its mounting point which can lead to loss of control of the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a crash. Ducati will notify owners, and authorized dealers will install a special washer at the steering damper’s mounting point, free of charge. Ducati has not provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Ducati at 1-800-231-6696 or through their website at www.ducati.com. Ducati’s recall number is RCL-12-006. Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

Ducati is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 1199 Panigale motorcycles

Ducati is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 1199 Panigale motorcycles manufactured from March 16, 2012, through July 12, 2012. Screws that secure the steering damper to the steering head could fall out due to an insufficient amount of Loctite applied to the threads. The steering damper can detach from the steering head which can lead to loss of control of the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a crash. Ducati will notify owners, and authorized dealers will remove both screws, clean the threads, apply the proper amount of Loctite, and tighten to the proper torque settings, free of charge. Ducati has not provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Ducati at 1-800-231-6696 or through their website at www.ducati.com. Ducati’s recall number is RCL-12-006. Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

Ducati is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Diavel motorcycles

Ducati is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Diavel motorcycles manufactured from May 25, 2012, through June 28, 2012. The side stand may bend or break.The side stand could bend or break in the pivot area, allowing the motorcycle to fall over, increasing the risk of personal injury to the operator or others near the motorcycle. Even without falling over, a bent sidestand may interfere with the proper operation of the sidestand safety switch, preventing the bike from starting or causing the bike to stall without warning.Ducati will notify owners, and authorized dealers will replace the side stand, free of charge. Ducati has not provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Ducati at 1-800-231-6696 or through their website at www.ducati.com.Ducati’s recall number is RCL-12-005. Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

Kawasaki is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 ZX-10R (ZX1000JBF/JBFL/KBF/KBFL/JCF/JCFL/KCF/KCFL) ‘NINJA’ motorcycles

Kawasaki is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 ZX-10R (ZX1000JBF/JBFL/KBF/KBFL/JCF/JCFL/KCF/KCFL) ‘NINJA’ motorcycles. Engine oil may leak from the crankcase at the starter mounting point and pool on top of the crankcase. Continued use in this condition can allow oil to spill over onto the rear tire. If oil spills onto the rear tire, there is an increased risk of a crash, leading to personal injury or death. Kawasaki will notify owners, and dealers will remove the starter and seal the crankcase, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin shortly. Owners may contact Kawasaki at 1-866-802-9381. Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

Kawasaki is recalling certain model year 2008-2012 Concours 14 (ZG1400 A/B/C/D) motorcycles

Kawasaki is recalling certain model year 2008-2012 Concours 14 (ZG1400 A/B/C/D) motorcycles. Due to a gap between the brake pedal and guard, small stone or debris can become trapped, creating a brake drag. This can cause the rear brake to overheat, leading to rear brake damage and lock-up or failure of the rear brakes. The front brakes may also be affected on ZG1400C models. If the brakes lock up or fail, there is an increased risk of a crash. Kawasaki will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear master cylinder rod end and remove the brake guard (if installed), free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or about, July 30, 2012. Owners may contact Kawasaki at 1-866-802-9381. Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

Zero motorcycles, inc. (Zero) is recalling certain model year 2012 S, DS, X, XU, and XU-LSM motorcycles

Zero motorcycles, inc. (Zero) is recalling certain model year 2012 S, DS, X, XU, and XU-LSM motorcycles. Insufficient weatherproofing may cause a short circuit of the battery management system when subjected to wet conditions, resulting in the motorcycle inadvertently losing power. Sudden loss of power can lead to a crash and potential injury or death to the rider. Zero will notify owners, and dealers will repair the motorcycles free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or about, July 16, 2012.

Zero motorcycles, inc. (Zero) is recalling certain model year 2011 and 2012 S, XU, and DS motorcycles, model year 2011 MXD, and XD motorcycles and 2012 X motorcycles

Zero motorcycles, inc. (Zero) is recalling certain model year 2011 and 2012 S, XU, and DS motorcycles, model year 2011 MXD, and XD motorcycles and 2012 X motorcycles. The brake light switch at the front brake lever may not activate until significant brake lever travel occurs. The brake light may not activate when a moderate amount of front brake is applied. As such, motorists traveling behind the motorcycle may not be alerted when an affected motorcycle is slowing down, which could lead to a possible crash and potential injury or death to the rider. Zero will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the front brake system brake-light switch free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or about, July 16, 2012. Owners may contact zero motorcycles at 1-831-438-3500. Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

Ducati is recalling certain model year 2012 Panigale motorcycles

Ducati is recalling certain model year 2012 Panigale motorcycles because of an incorrect screw used to retain the swingarm to the rear suspension linkage. If the linkage detaches from the swingarm, catastrophic suspension collapse would occur and adversely affect the ability to safely handle the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a crash. Ducati will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace, as necessary, the incorrect screw free of charge. Ducati has not yet provided the agency with an owner notification schedule for this campaign. Owners may contact Ducati at 1-800-231-6696 or go to their website at www.ducati.com. Ducati’s safety recall number is rcl-12-004. Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.