About a month ago news started coming up on several blogs and websites about a recall for the 2010-2014 Multistrada 1200 (all versions) for a possibly faulty inner sleeve of the throttle-opening (upper) cable. The sleeve could become disengaged and prevent the throttle from fully closing. Potentialy causing the rider to lose control and crash.
At the time I found no news about this problem affecting European bikes and whether the recall was also due in Europe. Well I can now confirm that the recall is also for Euro bikes as I have just gotten a letter from Ducati recommending I contact the Dealer for the repair to be carried out.
If you have a Multistrada from this period I would recommend you contact your closest dealer to have the problem fixed. It serves as an example of how useful it is to register with your bike’s manufacturer even when you buy a second hand bike. Most of the times all you get is the odd useless marketing email but every now and then there is important info that you should receive first hand and there is no way for the manufacturer to get in touch with you if you bought the bike second hand and never sent them the new owner info.
You can do this easily by mailing to Ducati a form that comes in the owner’s manual . If you haven’t done it yet, do it now!