Having a screw loose is never a good thing as Ducati North America has learned.
A potentially loose fastening screw in the side stand plate prompted a recall of certain model year 2016 – 2017 XDiavel motorcycles manufactured between July 7, 2015, through June 22, 2016. Nearly 1,500 XDiavel’s are affected by the October 12 announcement.
In addition to potentially causing the side stand to fail, there are concerns that the loosening of the lower screw could cause damage to the side stand sensor switch, causing the engine to staff and increasing the risk of injury or a crash.
The recall is expected to begin November 7, 2016, with Ducati notifying owners to visit their local dealer for replacement of the side stand pivot and side stand plate, free of charge.
Owners may contact Ducati customer service at 800-231-6696 for more information, referencing recall number RCL-16-003(B).