2014 Ducati 1199 Superleggera (4)

A recall – number SRV-RCL-16-002 – has been issued by Ducati North America for the 2014 Ducati 1199 Superleggera for a clutch issue that could cause the rear wheel to lock up. From Ducati’s filing with the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the problem is caused by the damper plate between the primary drive gear and the clutch basket being subject to fatigue-caused failure.

This could result in the engine seizing, and the rear wheel locking up, leading to a crash and injuries to the rider. According to the notice, 168 units of the 2014 Ducati 1199 Superleggera in the US – with production dates between April and November 2014 – are affected. A new clutch assembly will be fitted at no cost to the owner by Ducati dealers.

The recall is expected to begin on July 18, and owners of the Ducati 1199 Superleggera may contact Ducati for further details. The 1199 Superleggera – meaning ‘superlight’ – is part of Ducati’s Panigale superbike series, and is claimed to be the production bike with the highest power to weight ratio in the world, with 195 hp and 132 Nm torque pushing 188 kg wet.