Ducati is recalling certain Streetfighter V4 models due to the potential of an oil leak in the path of the rear tire. The models affected are as follows:
- 2020 Ducati Streetfighter V4
- 2021 Ducati Streetfighter V4
- 2021 Ducati Streetfighter V4 S
Streetfighter defective generator rotor
Luckily, the recall affects only 156 total units which are presently in dealer inventory. The recall is associated with the potential for the generator rotor (flywheel) to fail. The rotor may have cracks due to an issue with the raw material used to make the assembly. Ducati says:
The steel bars (the raw material) may have cracks that after the forging
process are still present on the final component. As a consequence, the generator rotor can break. In the remote possibility a rotor breakage could occur, there is the possibility to damage the generator cover and potential risk of oil leakage from the engine.
If the generator rotor fails, it could damage the generator cover and allow the engine’s oil to come into contact with the rear wheel. Obviously this could cause a loss of traction and could increase the risk of a crash.
In its defect report, Ducati goes on to say that it has no reports from Ducati North America, Ducati’s global network, or the Ducati factory of the defect causing a consumer complaint, injury, or crash. That would make sense since Ducati says all of the affected machines are in dealer inventory.
But Ducati does go in to say that a failure may occur without warning to the rider and they are implementing this recall out of an abundance of caution.
The recall began on August 12, 2020. Owners may contact Ducati customer service at 1-888-391-5446 for more information. Cite Ducati’s recall number SRV-RCL-20-002 to ensure that the defective parts have been replaced. You may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov for more information