Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati has recalled a total of 651 of its 1199 and 1299 Panigales from the model years 2014 through 2018. In particular, the recall affects certain 2014-2018 1199 SL, Panigale R (V2), 1299 SL, and 1299 FE.
Ducati says that engine crankcase pressure can push engine oil into the airbox. This, in turn, could cause the oil to enter the airbox drain hose and discharge onto the rear tire.
Oil on the rear tire may significantly reduce traction and increase the risk of a crash.
The affected motorcycles are as follows:
All bikes subject to this recall were built between December 17, 2013, and November 20, 2018.
To remedy this issue, Ducati will notify owners of affected machines to have them repaired. Dealers will install a blow-by valve kit free of charge. The recall is expected to start on October 28, 2019.
For additional information, owners may contact Ducati customer service at 1-888-391-5446 and cite Ducati’s recall number SRV-RCL-19-002. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline (NHTSA) at 1-888-327-4236 and cite NHTSA Campaign Number 19V675000. Or they may refer to NHTSA’s website for additional information.
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