Ducati Scrambler Recalled In The US Market, India Unaffected
Ducati has recalled 5,502 models due to side stand sensor problem
Ducati has recalled the Scrambler manufactured from Feb 17, 2015 to November 11, 2016 due to an issue in the side stand that sometimes causes the bike to stall while running. The affected motorcycles have a side stand pivot nut that can detach causing the side stand position sensor to malfunction. A total of 5,502 motorcycles have been recalled in the US market.
The impact of the defect can be experienced in different ways. The bike may not start with the side stand up even in neutral. Other issue that might crop up is the engine stalling due to side stand sensor switch pin getting disengaged while the bike is in motion. A safety issue that might come up is the bike running with the side stand down.
As part of the recall, Ducati will be replacing the side stand pivot bolt free of cost. The recall will begin from the end of January.
Now the Ducati Scrambler sold in India is highly unlikely to be affected by this recall as the Scrambler sold in US markets are imported from Italy. The bike sold here is imported from Thailand. Now the Scrambler is assembled in Thailand with the engines coming from Italy and the rest of the bike being sourced locally so the India-spec Scrambler having a defective side stand sensor is highly improbable.
The India-spec Scrambler not being affected by the recall was confirmed by Ducati India.