The new, water-cooled 2014 R1200RT with Dynamic ESA will soon be back on the road. According to a letter sent out to owners by BMW Motorrad USA, replacement Dynamic ESA shock absorbers are being produced for the US market and are scheduled to arrive some time next week (the week of August 11). BMW Motorrad USA will then identify where they need to go and put them into inventory with the shocks beginning to arrive in dealers hands during the week of August 18th.
Official National Highway Traffic Safety Administration compliant announcement letters about parts availability for this recall will be coming. After owners receive these letters, they should contact their dealers to arrange an appointment for repairs and transport of their motorcycle to the dealership.
New-for-2014 BMW R1200RT motorcycles with the Dynamic Electronic Suspension Adjustment option have been off the road since the beginning of June when BMW Motorrad advised owners to stop riding them until further notice. In the recall announcement, BMW said the piston rod in the rear shock absorber manufactured by their supplier, Tenneco Automotive of Belgium, could break without warning. BMW Motorrad USA has offered affected owners a “customer care” package of $2,500 for those willing to wait for repairs, $1,000 in gear for those who could arrange a loaner from their dealership, or a buy-back of their R1200RT with $1,000 toward purchase of another BMW motorcycle.
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