Ducati recalls 2008 Desmosedici RRs due to insufficient distance between the tail guard and the exhaust

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
DUCATI / DESMOSEDICI RR 2008
Manufacturer: DUCATI NORTH AMERICA Mfr’s Report Date: SEP 24, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V370000
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NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: STRUCTURE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 386
Summary:
DUCATI IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008 DESMOSEDICI RR MOTORCYCLES. DUE TO INSUFFICIENT DISTANCE BETWEEN THE TAIL GUARD AND THE EXHAUST SYSTEM, THE TAIL GUARD COULD OVERHEAT.
Consequence:
OVERHEATING OF THE TAIL GUARD COULD CREATE A POTENTIAL FIRE HAZARD.
Remedy:
DUCATI WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE MOTORCYCLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN OCTOBER 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DUCATI TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-231-6696.
Notes:
DUCATI’S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS RCL-09-007. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

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