Ducati recalls Diavels, opens airport store

Ducati is recalling certain model-year 2011 Diavel motorcycles manufactured from Sept. 23, 2010, through May 12, 2011. The brass inserts installed in the chain guard may deform over time, resulting in the possible loosening of the license plate holder retaining screws on the rear swing-arm. This situation could cause the license plate holder to become loose during normal operations. Loosening of the license plate holder could interfere with the motorcycle’s rear wheel rotation and thereby increase the risk of a crash.

Ducati dealers will replace the chain guard with an updated version, manufactured with steel inserts. The service will be provided free of charge. The potential number of units affected is 964.

Additionally, Ducati announced that its newest shop in Terminal 3 at Fiumicino Airport in Rome has opened. Ducati also has a store in the Bologna airport. The latest opening is a “pilot project” for a new retail program that could see the company expand to other European and non-European airports.

This latest shop will be an outlet for products from the Ducati apparel collection and also those of numerous partners, such as Oakley and Puma, whose brands are already associated with the Italian motorcycle manufacturer.

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