So far, both Australia, and the US have issued recalls on all variants of the Ducati Scramber. A defect has been discovered which means that the fastening pivot of the side stand may become slack.
Whilst this may not sound too disastrous, If the fastening pivot becomes slack, the side stand sensor switch may malfunction. If the sensor switch malfunctions the bike could be ridden with the stand still down or the engine could stop mid-use. So when you think about it, it’s actually a fairly insignificant yet dangerous part to go wrong.
The US kicked this one off, recalling all 5,502 Ducati Scramblers from their roads at the end of December 2016. Australia followed suit and recalled their Scramblers on 3rd Feb. Whilst the UK has not yet announced a recall, its almost guaranteed to be just around the corner. In the UK the recall would affect 1,461 bikes. The Scrambler models include the Icon, Urban Enduro, Full Throttle, Classic, Flat Track Pro and Sixty2.
We’ll keep you updated, but expect to hear a recall notice over the coming weeks, and in the meantime, maybe give your side stand switch the once over! If you are concerned, and don’t want to wait for the recall, we’d recommend that you speak with your local Ducati dealer and get them to check your bike. For reference, Ducati US is tracking this recall under reference SRV-RCL-16-004.