Ducati Australia has issued two separate recall notices this week for their XDiavel, XDiavel S and Scrambler 1100 models for issues with side stands and electrics.
In the first notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, X Diavel and XDiavel S models made from 2016 to 2018, the side stand mounting bracket may become damaged.
“The side stand may fail when the motorcycle is parked,” the notice says.
“If this occurs, the motorcycle may fall over, which could increase the risk of injury to the rider and passenger, or bystanders.”
That’s not good for a motorcycle costing more than $30,000.
Some 182 Scrambler 1100 models sold from April 2018 to January 2021, have an issue with the exhaust cable coming into contact with the battery positive cable, according to the official ACCC notice.
“If the two cables make contact with each other, there will be an electrical short causing a potential fire risk, increasing the risk of an accident and injury to the rider, passenger and/or bystanders,” it says.
“In the event of a serious accident, this may result in death.”
Owners of the above models will be notified in writing to contact their closest Ducati dealer or service agent and arrange an appointment for the respective cables to be rearranged, free of charge.
For further information, consumers can contact an authorised Ducati dealer or email email@example.com
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