Ducati has issued a voluntary recall for its Panigale V2 sportbike. The recall affects all Panigale V2 models manufactured between January 1, 2020, and May 31, 2023.
The recall is due to a potential defect in the bike’s LED headlights. In some cases, the headlights may automatically switch from low beams to just the daytime running lights (DRLs) in the “auto” headlight mode. This could reduce the rider’s and other drivers’ visibility, increasing the crash risk.
- NHTSA Campaign Number: 23V377000
- Manufacturer: Ducati North America
- Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Ducati will notify affected bike owners and provide them with a free software update to fix the problem. For more information, owners can contact Ducati customer service at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).
The Panigale V2 is a popular sportbike praised for its performance, handling, and design. However, the recall is a reminder that even the most expensive and well-respected motorcycles can have defects. It is essential to stay up-to-date on memories for your bike and to have it serviced regularly by a qualified mechanic.
Here are some of the features of the Ducati Panigale V2:
- 955cc L-Twin engine
- 155hp and 104 Nm
- Single-sided swingarm
- Brembo brakes
- Öhlins suspension
- TFT display
- Weight: 176 kg
- Price: Rs 20.27 lakh
Here are some additional details about the recall:
- The recall affects 3,315 motorcycles in the United States.
- The defect is caused by a software error in the bike’s headlight control unit.
- The software update will fix the error and restore the headlights to regular operation.
- Affected bike owners should contact Ducati customer service to schedule a free software update.
The recall is an excellent example of Ducati’s commitment to safety. The company is working to fix the problem quickly and providing free updates to affected owners.
However, the recall is a reminder that even the most well-respected brands can have issues with their products. Motorcycle owners need to be aware of potential safety hazards and take steps to mitigate them.
Here are some tips for motorcycle safety:
- Always wear a helmet and other protective gear.
- Be aware of your surroundings and ride defensively.
- Obey the speed limit and traffic laws.
- Check your motorcycle regularly for any problems.
- Get regular maintenance from a qualified mechanic.
By following these tips, you can help to keep yourself and others safe on the road.