Ducati XDiavel Recalled in US Over Incorrectly Installed Accessory, Nearly 3,000 Units Impacted

The recall affects close to 3,000 units of the Ducati XDiavel S and Standard, and applies to the motorcycles sold in the US.

By Kanika Sachdeva | on December 29, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

Ducati has issued a voluntary recall for its XDiavel cruiser manufactured from 2016 to 2023 due to a potential flaw with the bike's accessory. The recall affects close to 3,000 units of the XDiavel S and STD, and applies to the motorcycles sold in the US. According to the Italian manufacturer, the reason for the recall is the incorrectly installed pillion backrest which could result in the backrest to break, owing to which there could be a risk for the pillion rider to fall off the motorcycle and get injured. Ducati says that the installation is done at the dealership level, and as part of the recall, Ducati North America has directed its dealers to check the backrest installation for appropriate torque tightening on bikes. 

Moreover, the dealers have also been asked to install a warning sticker with safety instructions on the backrest, and according to those instructions, the pillion rider is required to use the backrest by either holding on to the passenger grab strap or holding on to the rider. The backrest should not be the only support in order to use it, or else it could break. 

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Ducati XDiavel Recalled: Remedial Measures

As a remedy, owners of the affected vehicles will be contacted by authorised dealers to bring in their motorcycles for inspection. If the backrest is found to be faulty, it will be replaced free of cost, and then installed as per the instructions given to the dealers. In a case where the said accessory is not damaged, it will be reinstalled using Ducati's torque specifications.

Though the recall does not apply to Indian XDiavels, customers can visit their nearest dealership to have the pillion backrest checked.   

Ducati XDiavel in India

The Ducati XDiavel is a laid-back cruiser from the Italian automaker. In the Indian market, it is on sale in three variants: Dark, Black Star, and S. The XDiavel’s Dark variant is the most affordable of the three, which is priced at Rs 21.20 lakh. Meanwhile, the Black Star and the S are available for purchase at Rs 24.49 lakh and Rs 25.92 lakh, respectively. Prices are ex-showroom. A 1,262cc L-twin Ducati Testastretta DVT powers all three variants of the XDiavel. Power and torque figures are rated at 158bhp at 9,500rpm and 127Nm at 5,000rpm, respectively.

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In 2022, Ducati revealed the Nera Edition of the XDiavel; however, the price announcement is yet to take place in the country. The bookings for a special edition motorcycle are open, and its production will be limited to only 500 units. Expect this bike to have a starting price of Rs 26.79 lakh (ex-showroom). 

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