Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA
You're covered for 5 years regarding the terms of the settlement on the tank.
It's not such a huge issue with the latest Monster because the fuel tank is underneath plastic covers. So even if it does expand, you shouldn't notice a problem.
That is correct. The cover design conceals the problem depending on how much the tank expands.
There is a law suit pending and I'm pretty sure Ducati will be fixing all defective tanks at no cost. And there are thousands of 696/796/1100 that have no tank problems. I've had a 2009 696 for almost 3 years and the tank is perfect. Not sure if the 2012 has any problem but if it does your warranty will cover it.
WRONG. The settlement does not mean Ducati will "fix" anything. If required, they will simply replace the defective tank with an equally defective one. Look under the covers and see if your tank has expanded. It probably has, but as you cannot see it, and because it has not affected the operation of the bike, Ducati will do nothing.
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Last edited by slowerthan; Jan 20th, 2012 at 10:18 am.