Recall for the 2021 Ducati Multistrada V4 due to valve-guide issues

A small number of 2021 Ducati Multistrada V4 motorcycles will be recalled, with full engine replacements for those models affected.

Ducati Multistrada V4

DUCATI has notified some owners of the Ducati Multistrada V4 that their motorcycle may need to be recalled, following the Bologna factory discovering quality issues with the Granturismo V4 motor. 

It’s reported that despite quality checks and assurances prior to production, the valve-guides from one of two suppliers have been found to have longevity issues - which would potentially lead to excessive engine wear, and could cause the engine to lose power and ultimately fail at the head. 

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As the problem stems from one of two parts suppliers, it won’t be all Multistrada V4 models affected, yet the problem is unique to this Multistrada due to the change to a conventional spring-operated valve system, as opposed to the Desmodromic valve system. This is the same system that extends Multistrada service interval to an industry-leading 36,000 miles. 

Ducati will be fully replacing the engine’s of affected Multistrada V4 bikes with new motors that have been built for purpose in Bologna - with a ‘stop riding’ message to be sent to those riders with models in the recall list.

2021 Ducati Multistrada V4 Recall

Some models with this valve-guide issue that are waiting to be sold will be pulled from dealers, with engines replaced through the recall program and the motorcycle placed back for sale.

Asphalt & Rubber report that Ducati North America will be also compensating the 60 owners with affected models in three (extraordinary) ways: two years of free official annual maintenance, a free radar software upgrade (worth $850 + labour), and a $1,500 voucher which can be used for Ducati accessories or apparel (!).

For UK Ducati owners, you can search your VIN here to see if there is a current recall on your model.