Recall: 2021 Ducati Multistrada V4

Engine valves suffer premature wear

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.”

Ducati Superleggera V4
Ducati V4 engine

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:

ZDM1A00AAMB001255
ZDM1A00AAMB001275
ZDM1A00AAMB001277
ZDM1A00AAMB001551
ZDM1A00AAMB001614
ZDM1A00AAMB001762
ZDM1A00AAMB001763
ZDM1A00AAMB001805
ZDM1A00AAMB001806
ZDM1A00AAMB001807
ZDM1A00AAMB001808

This is the third recall for Ducati this year following recalls for their XDiavel, XDiavel S and Scrambler 1100 models for issues with side stands and electrics.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS ON RECALLS

Even though manufacturers and importers usually contact owners when a recall is issued, the bike may have been sold privately to a rider unknown to the company.

Therefore, Motorbike Writer publishes all motorcycle and scooter recalls as a service to all riders.

If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.

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