Ducati has issued a recall for a number of models from 2009 and Streetfighters from 2010 for problems of fuel leakage from the fuel line at the injector. Please read the details below for specific models and years.
Manufacturer: Ducati North America
2009 Ducati 1098R
2009 Ducati 1198
2009 Ducati 1198S
2009 Ducati 848
2010 Ducati F1098 Streetfighter
2010 Ducati F1098 Streetfighter S
NHTSA Campaign Number: 09V170000
Potential Units Affected: 1549
Problem: Ducati is recalling 1,549 model year 2009 1198, 1198 S, 1098 R, 848 and model year 2010 F1098 Streetfighter and Streetfighter S motorcycles. These motorcycles may experience fuel leakage from the fuel line at the fuel injector connection. The plastic fitting between fuel injector and hose can warp or break which could possibly result in a potential hazard to the rider and possible damage to the motorcycle. Any damage to the fuel line may lead to an increased risk of fire or an unexpected loss of engine performance, the thereby increase the risk of a crash.
Corrective Action: Dealers will replace the affected injector components free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during June 2009. To locate your nearest authorized Ducati dealer, you may go to www.ducatiusa.com and select the “dealer locator” or you may call toll free at 800-231-6696.