Ducati Recalls Nearly 1,000 Diavels

Ducati’s Diavel has broken many hearts ever since it was first shown at the EICMA show in Milan last November, and despite the hefty price tag, it manages to make more and more owners happy each day. But leaving its ravishing looks aside, the Diavel could experience some problems that have made Ducati’s North American division issue a recall.

Specifically, we are talking here about 964 Diavel motorcycles manufactured from September 23, 2010, through May 12, 2011, which might allegedly be affected by a problem with the license-plate holder.

According to the safety notice posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website by the Italian manufacturer, the brass inserts installed in the chain guard may deform over time, which could lead to a possible loosening of the license plate holder retaining screws on the rear swingarm.

It has been explained that the direct consequence of such a problem would be that the license plate holder to become loose during normal operating of the motorcycle. This means the Diavel's license-plate holder could interfere with the rear wheel, thus increasing the risk of motorcycle crash.

As expected, all the repairs will be conducted free of charge for the owners. Ducati dealers will replace the chain guard with an updated version featuring steel inserts. The safety recall begins his month, so if you are a Ducati Diavel owner and your bike was produced in the aforementioned timeline, you might want to postpone any rides you have planned until this problem is fixed.
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