- Recall affects 18,489 motorcycles
- BMW has notified the owners to stop riding these motorcycles
- Company has also issued a Stop Sale notice
BMW Motorrad has recalled select units of the R 1250 GS, R 1250 GS Adventure, and R 1250 RT in the North American market over a potential risk of a broken gearbox input shaft. As per the recall notice, the gearbox input shaft on the affected models gets overloaded, thus causing it to break and block the rear wheel. This could increase the risk of a crash and injury. This recall affects 18,489 motorcycles. The list includes:
R 1250 GS: 6,812 units (2019 to 2023)
R 1250 GS Adventure: 9,401 units (2019 to 2023)
R 1250 RT: 2,276 units (2019 to 2023)
BMW Motorrad has notified the owners to stop riding the aforementioned motorcycles and contact the local authorised BMW dealer for the recall service. Further, BMW Motorrad has also issued a Stop Sale notice to its dealers for all affected 2019 through 2023 R 1250 GS, R 1250 GS Adventure, and R 1250 RTP motorcycles. As a remedy, BWM dealers would update the engine control unit software on the affected vehicles.