Ducati is recalling certain 2017 – 2019 supersport motorcycles for vibrating rear view mirrors. Ducati says that vibration may distort images in the mirrors and reduce the rider’s visibility to the rear, potentially causing a crash. Ducati Supersport models from 2017 to 2019 are affected.
Under NHTSA Campaign Number 18V793000, Ducati will notify owners and dealers of the affected machines and will replace the faulty mirrors with new mirrors, free of charge.
The recall is expected to begin January 7, 2019. Owners may contact Ducati customer service at 1-888-391-5446. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) with any questions.
After riding decades with bikes that have vibrating mirrors, I have to say that this is the most extraordinary recall I have ever seen. While mirrors should always provide a clear view of what’s behind you, that hasn’t been the case for many, many years. Mirrors often seem to have been a manufacturer’s afterthought so I heartily endorse the action that Ducati has taken.
I wonder whether other manufacturers will follow suit. What do you think?