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2016 Ducati XDiavel S Recalled

Even though the most recent Ducati recall campaign is still filed as "Incomplete," the traffic safety organizations around the world have already made public that the newest machine, the XDiavel S, will have to take a trip back to either the dealerships where it came from, or the nearest.
2016 Ducati XDiavel S 1 photo
The information is still a bit scarce as the Italian manufacturer only revealed that there may have been some errors made during the assembly of the rear wheel of these machines. Namely, the rear wheel may have been installed incorrectly on the hub, posing a risk of crashing due to the potential loss of traction or braking power.

Ducati has been rather laconic in explaining the problem, as the official paper that has been published at the time of writing only mentions that, "If the rear wheel rim is wrongly installed, the 4 hub pins have the possibility to rotate in the eyelets."

It is not known at this time what caused the four hub pins to be installed improperly in the wheel casting recesses. As the rear wheel rotates, the pins' play could also cause them to move and fail. At the present time, it is unknown if the defect poses the risk of the rear wheel coming off; neither Ducati nor the NHTSA or the corresponding Canadian agency has made any mentions.

So far, 136 Ducati XDiavel S models have been recalled in Canada, with the number of bikes possibly affected in the U.S. or worldwide remaining unknown for now.

2016 XDiavel S customers can visit the Ducati recall site and enter the VIN of their machines to find out whether they fall under the current recall. The Ducati dealers will inspect the wheel and will install four rubber inserts that adhere to it and which will prevent the possibility that the hub pins be installed incorrectly.

Stay tuned for more, and until then enjoy this interview with the man in charge of the Ducati XDiavel.

 
 
 
 
 

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