Ducati issues recall for Panigale V4 in USA, India models unaffected
Ducati has issued two recalls for its Panigale range of motorcycles in the US market. This covers Panigale V4, Panigale V4 S, and the Panigale V4 Speciale.
Ducati says the issue is with the Panigale's fuel delivery system in a few isolated units. Ducati states the breathing system valve plug may leak fuel if the O-ring was damaged during the motorcycle's production, which led to the first recall. The second recall has been announced owing to a faulty fuel tank cap which does not close properly. This means depending on the temperature outside the tank and inside, there could be pressure differential inside the tank, which could result in a pressure difference and fuel being sprayed out once opened.
This will cover 692 units in the US market and Indian models remain unaffected. The second lot of Panigale bookings began in April and deliveries only begin in July, by when these issues will be solved.
Powering the all-new Ducati Panigale V4 is the new Desmosedici Stradale V4 as the name suggests, is a 4-cylinder and is very similar to the MotoGP engine. Ducati has kept the 81mm bore but increased the swept volume to make it a 1100cc to help with more road-going torque. The new engine makes 214PS at 13,000rpm and 124Nm of torque between 8,750rpm to 12,250rpm.
The Panigale V4's standard equipment includes launch control, a quick shift function, ABS, traction control, slide control, full-LED headlight with DRLs, Sachs steering damper, quick control selection, automatic switch-off of turn signals. Additionally, the V4 S gets uprated Öhlins suspension and steering dampers and higher quality components like Marchesini aluminium forged wheels and lithium-ion battery.
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Team OD | 17 May 2018
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