Ducati Australia has recalled all 2021 Multistrada V4 models over valve issues in the V4 engine which has now been at the centre of six recalls since its launch in 2018.
The latest recall, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the engine’s valve guides “may experience excessive, premature wear, and become damaged over time”.
“If the engine valve guide becomes damaged, the expected acceleration and responsiveness from the engine may be suddenly reduced, and the vehicle’s ability to accelerate or manoeuvre may not meet the rider’s expectations,” the notice says.
“This could increase the risk of an accident and injury to the rider, passenger or bystanders.”
Owners will be notified by Ducati and Authorised Ducati Dealers to have an appointment arranged to replace the complete engine unit, free of charge.
For further information, consumers can contact an authorised Ducati dealer or email [email protected]
This recall affects only 11 bikes with the following Vehicle Idnetification Numbers: