Ducati's Flagship Superbike Being Recalled Owing To Clutch Issue

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Ducati Motors has issued a recall for its flagship superbike. The 1199 Superleggera has an issue with the clutch. The Italian-based superbike maker has announced that the 1199 Superleggera manufactured between April 8 and November 13, 2014, could have a faulty clutch.

So far, the recall has been issued only for the United States of America. Ducati believes 168 units of the 1199 Superleggera could have a potentially faulty part. The recall procedure by Ducati will commence from July 18, 2016, and a new clutch assembly will be installed for free.

The damper plate, which is assembled between the primary drive gear and clutch assembly could get damaged or even break under extreme use. Ducati engineers explain that there is a possibility of engine seizing and rear wheel locking up, causing the rider to have a potential accident.

At this moment, no other countries or other models are being recalled by Ducati. Notice to Ducati owners will be sent via dealerships in the United States of America. Stay tuned for more updates if the recall spreads to other international markets.

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Story first published: Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 11:42 [IST]
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