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Ducati recalls Panigale V4, Monster and Supersport models

The Italian manufacturer has issued three recall notices over the last two weeks

Ducati recalls Panigale V4, Monster and Supersport models

WE’RE ONLY a month into 2019, but already the motorcycle industry has issued a whole number of model recalls.

And Ducati appears to be among the worst affected, having issued three separate recall notices in the last two weeks. And these come less than two months after the Italian manufacturer issued recalls for the 2018 Panigale 1299 FE, Panigale V4 (all versions), Panigale 959 and Hypermotard 959 models due to a brake issue.

Two of the recalls detail oil leaks on the Panigale V4 family – the V4, V4 S and V4 Speciale. The first reads: ‘a crack may occur at the level of the outlet pipe of the oil cooler. As a consequence, oil may leak leading to an accident’.

The second notice states: ‘There is the possibility for engine oil to leak from one of the hydraulic tensioners for the front and rear bank timing chains. The oil may leak onto the engine sump and onto the tyre.’ The model numbers or production dates of the affected models aren’t listed.

The third recall came last week and affects Ducati’s popular Monster 821, Monster 1200 and SuperSport 939 models, produced between 2017 and 2019 (Monster 821 from 2018 – 2019). According to the notice issued by the European Commission, ‘the interference fit between the lever tip pin and the gear shift lever may not perform, which may cause the pin to detach, leading to an increased risk of a crash.’

It is unknown how many, if any, vehicles in the UK are affected. Visordown has contacted Ducati UK for comment.

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