You’ve probably heard talk of the Ducati deforming plastic fuel tank problem by now. The thinking is that ethanol in American gasoline causes the tanks to deform, in some cases compromising their mounts or fuel lines, leading to potential safety issues. Owners of many plastic tank-equipped Ducatis like the SportClassics, Streetfighter, 848 and Monster have documented many cases of deformation. Ducati North America’s been replacing the tanks with identical ones under warranty for up to five years after the bikes are purchased, but hasn’t delivered what many effected owners feel is a permanent solution. Now, a class action lawsuit has been filed in federal court to try and force them to do just that. You’ll find the full text of the lawsuit below.
via Gerard Gibbs