Ducati is recalling certain model year 2010 through 2011 Multi Strada 1200, and model year 2011, Diavel motorcycles. The electronic steering lock may fail to disengage during the motor vehicle "key-on" process. According to Ducati this has been linked directly to a certain revision of the hands-free device software. It could result in a situation where the motorcycles engine might start while the steering lock is still engaged. Under such circumstances a motorcycle rider could start the motorcycle in attempt to ride away while the steering is still locked.
Ducati fears that the rider, under such circumstances could experience the inability to steer, increasing the risk of low speed tip-over or collision, thus increasing the potential for injury to the rider (or passenger).
Ducati dealers will update the software of the hands-free control unit free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during May, 2011. Owners may contact Ducati at 800-231-6696. NHTSA Campaign ID#: 11V253000.
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