More than 490 units of the new Ducati Multistrada 1260 have been recalled for a faulty side stand. The bike maker will replace the part free of cost for all customers. There’s no official confirmation about a recall for the bikes sold in India
Ducati North America has recently issued a voluntary recall of all MY18 Multistrada 1260. The Italian bike maker has recalled 493 units for a faulty side stand. All Multistradas including the 1260S and the Pikes Peak, manufactured from September 2017 to February 2018 have been recalled.
The issue of the side stand was first brought to light by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The kick stand fails suddenly leading the bike to fall without any prior signs of weakness. This breakage has been attributed to in improper weld of the tube with the forged part of the stand. Customers have been requested to bring their motorcycles to a Ducati outlet where the brand will replace the faulty part free of cost. Ducati India hasn’t shared information about the recall as yet.
Ducati brought the Multistrada 1260 to India in June 2018 and then introduced the 1260 Enduro in July this year. The Multistrada 1260 has a 1,262cc V-Twin motor that puts out 156 horses and 127Nm. This engine comes paired with a 6-speed transmission. The Multistrada and the Enduro sport the same engine but sit on different suspension setups. The standard trim sits on 48mm USD and a adjustable Sachs rear monoshock. The S, on the other hand gets semi-active Ducati Skyhook Suspension. The top-end Enduro gets the same Sachs unit but with more travel at both ends. To ensure that the Enduro has a longer range, Ducati has also fitted it with a larger 30-litre fuel tank.
The Ducati Multistrada 1260 competes with the Triumph Tiger 1200 and the BMW R 1250 GS.