Ducati recently recalled 1072 models of its Scrambler 1100 bikes from the US market after some short-circuit problems surfaced. These 1072 units were reportedly manufactured between the period of March 2018 and October 2020.
It is estimated that approximately one percent of the bikes might be having a faulty short-circuit issue. Ducati will begin contacting the current owners of the Scrambler 1100 bike models, and the process of repair is scheduled to commence from January 25, 2021.
According to the documents obtained from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), it has been deduced that there could be a possible problem with the exhaust flapper cable when it touches the bike battery’s main positive wire. This is what is supposedly causing short-circuit in the Scrambler 1100 bike models.
This issue had been notified to the NHTSA by the authorized US Ducati dealers. This is how the malfunction in the Scrambler 1100 motor vehicles was brought to Ducati’s attention.
So far, no complaints have come from consumers, which is a positive thing for Ducati as short-circuits can sometimes lead to fires and, consequently, injuries.
The repair and mending process is a minor one, which will be carried on by the authorized dealerships. They will first need to install a cable guide and cable tie to the exhaust valve cable. This is what will help in preventing the exhaust valve cable from touching the battery wires.
Ducati has declared that the repair will not be chargeable, and even if anyone has paid for it, they will receive a complete refund.
As of now, there haven’t been any announcements made on Ducati’s behalf about the Scrambler 1100 motorbike models, which have been sold in India and other nations.
Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. is a world-renowned bike manufacturer, owned by Audi through its subsidiary unit Lamborghini.