Ducati is recalling another of its motorcycle models due to the potential for an improperly welded side stand. According to Ducati’s Safety Recall Report, up to 205 2019, Ducati Hypermotard 950 SP motorcycles have side stands that could fail. The sidestand is a vendor-supplied part.
In its report, Ducati says:
“On a small batch of motorcycles, the side stand may not have been manufactured correctly. An improper weld that joins the tube to the forged part could affect the reliability of the component. The non-conforming components may have an improper weld. Replacement components will ensure a proper weld for structural rigidity.”
Describing the safety risk, Ducati says:
“Due to an improper weld, the side stand may be compromised and separate at the weld. If the defect occurs, the side stand could break at the weld that joins the tube to the forged part on the top. The bike could fall down increasing the risk of injury.”
The motorcycles affected by this recall are as follows:
To remedy the defect, Ducati North America will notify dealers and owners of this recall following the below notification schedule:
Planned Dealer Notification Date : SEP 28, 2021 – OCT 05, 2021
Planned Owner Notification Date : OCT 22, 2021 – OCT 29, 2021
Dealers will install a new side stand, free of charge, per Ducati North America Recall Bulletins. If you’ve already had your Hypermotard’s side stand repaired or replaced at your own expense, Ducati will accept requests for reimbursement for pre-notification repairs following Ducati’s general reimbursement plan on file with the National Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Should owners have any questions, they may contact Ducati customer service at 1-888-391-5446 and cite Ducati recall number SRV-RCL-21-011. Or, owners may also contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), quoting NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V738000, or go to www.nhtsa.gov.