- BMW issues recall for 440 motorcycles in the international markets
- Bikes produced between 31 October 2019 and 30 January 2020 are affected
BMW Motorrad has issued a recall for multiple models sold in select countries of Europe. Around 440 units of seven models combined, including R nineT, R 1250 GS, R 1250 RT, R 1250 R, R 1250 RS, K 1600 GT and K 1600 B, are reported to have a technical glitch which could be dangerous for the riders. Bikes sold in Denmark, Ireland, Italy and UK are suspected to be a part of the recall.
The affected motorcycles have an issue in their rear axle, components of which may come into contact with the spokes of the rear wheel. This may lead to lost control, resulting in an accident. In order to fix this, the paralever joint at the rear will have to be replaced. The aforementioned BMW models produced between 31 October 2019 and 30 January 2020 are reported to have this issue. Dealers in a few regions have already started contacting customers for the same while others will get in touch soon.
The group of seven BMW models sold in India are not yet reported to have the issue and more details are awaited on the same.