Leave it to the Italians to make something so sexy, so enticing, so… flammable?
As the story goes, a Canadian gentleman was riding around the British Columbia when he began to get a whiff of a burning smell. When he looked down, he realized that not only was his bike a bright red, but it was on fire. He quickly pulled over and dismounted the bike. Unfortunately, by the time the fire department showed up, the bike was a total loss.
The owner, who goes by the user name Nitrouz on DucatiForum.com, uploaded the pictures to the site and shared his tale. As you can see, the bike is toast (pun very much intended).
Fair play to Ducati though, soon after hearing about the incident, Ducati North America reached out to him and assured him that it would do everything in its power to make the situation right. Among the many things the company is doing to help, the owner stated that Ducati is extending his warranty. I think that is perhaps the least they could do.
We haven’t heard of any other fires as of yet, but we will keep you up to date on this “hot” topic.