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Friday, 12, Jun 2015 12:32

By Claire Lawson

Suspension recall now effects 2014 Ducati bikes

Suspension manufacturer Öhlins has announced a recall on certain 2014 model year Ducati 1199 Panigale S, Ducati Panigale R, and Ducati Superleggera motorcycles for faulty rear shocks.

The news comes following the manufacturer previously ordering a recall of certain Yamaha, Suzuki, Honda and Ducati bikes after it was found the shock absorbers may be faulty.

It has now been reported from Öhlins that 2014 Ducati 1199 Panigale, S, R and Superleggera models in North America may have faulty rear shocks.

A statement released by Öhlins stated the nut on the damper rod for these shock absorbers may loosen, resulting in a loss of damping and the possible disassembling of the shock. This obviously becomes a huge safety concern for Ducati owners.

Owners affected will be notified in due course and Ducati dealers will replace the rear shock assembly or send it away to be repaired free of charge.

As yet, there is no news that Ducati owners in the UK and Europe are affected but notification will be released should this change.
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