Ducati is recalling 753 Streetfighters, 1098R’s, and 1198S’s Superbikes because of a potential fuel hose clamp issue. The recall affects only 2010 Streetfighters and 2009 Superbikes, and if left unresolved could result in the bike stalling from the lack of fuel, and potentially starting a fire.
Unless that’s your sort of thing, we suggest taking your bike down to your local Ducati dealership. Dealers will inspect, and if required replace and reposition the fuel hose retaining clamp free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during October 2009. Owners may contact Ducati at 800-231-6696.
As always, you can call the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236, and reference campaign #09V381000.
John Bisson is becoming well known on the interwebs for his truly stunning paintwork on various bikes including the recently covered Martini Ducati 1098. This time he has created a Red Bull bike with astounding attention to detail. If you would like work like this applied to your bike check out his site. The awesome photos were taken by Thomas Gray who can be contacted at TwistedFotos@yahoo.com.
This week we have a great shot of Larry Pegram’s Ducati 1098R AMA Superbike.
Larry Pegram’s Team Foremost Ducati team is factory supported by Ducati North America. After 10 years in the AMA Superbike victory wilderness, Pegram put the very fast bike (which hit 200mph at Daytona) on the top of the box at Road America and followed it up with double victories at Topeka, Kansas.