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2014 R1200RT Recall Parts Availability Update

2014 R1200RT Recall Parts Availability Update

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 MotorradContinue Reading »

2014 R1200RT Recall is Official. 2012-14 C600 Sport/C650GT Scooters Also Recalled

2014 R1200RT Recall is Official. 2012-14 C600 Sport/C650GT Scooters Also Recalled

Following the “stop ride” notice sent to owners a few weeks ago, BMW Motorrad USA has started the official recall of the 2014 BMW R1200RT through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This includes approximately 950 R1200RTs manufactured from November 27, 2013 to May 5, 2014 which have the Dynamic Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) rear shock absorber. TheContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad USA Provides Options to Owners After 2014 R1200RT “Stop Ride” Notice

BMW Motorrad USA Provides Options to Owners After 2014 R1200RT “Stop Ride” Notice

BMW Motorrad USA is attempting to get owners of the new 2014 R1200RT with Dynamic ESA back on the road with a different model or compensate them for the downtime after a defect in the rear shock absorber was discovered by their supplier. In anticipation of a recall, BMW Motorrad USA sent a notice toContinue Reading »

2014 BMW R1200RT Recall Coming

2014 BMW R1200RT Recall Coming

BMW Motorrad is advising owners of the new, water-cooled 2014 R1200RT with Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) to stop riding them until further notice. A possible defect in the rear shock absorber of Dynamic ESA equipped motorcycles only, could cause the piston rod to break under certain circumstances. While no injuries related to this defectContinue Reading »

2013 BMW R1200GS Recalled for Leaky Transmission Seal

2013 BMW R1200GS Recalled for Leaky Transmission Seal

BMW Motorrad USA is recalling 2013 BMW R1200GS motorcycles manufactured from November 2012 through August 2013. According to the notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), “Pressure inside the transmission may cause the transmission output seal to be pushed out of place… If the output seal ring is pushed out of its proper position, oil mayContinue Reading »

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Summer 2014 Available Now!

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Summer 2014 Available Now!

The summer issue of BMW Motorcycle Magazine is as hot as the season! Inside you’ll find four exciting road tests of the newest BMW models: the customizable R nineT, the aggressive R1200GS Adventure, the classic R1200RT tourer, and even the latest power roadster, the S1000R. Every detail is inspected, the new tech is tested, andContinue Reading »

Recalled: Side-Stand Switch on Some 2013 BMW Motorcycles

Recalled: Side-Stand Switch on Some 2013 BMW Motorcycles

BMW Motorrad has issued a recall through the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) for 2013 C600 Sport, C650GT, F700GS, F800GS, F800GS Adventure, F800GT, R1200R and R1200GS motorcycles for a defective side-stand safety switch. In their letter to NHTSA, BMW states, “Water may enter the side-stand switch preventing the motorcycle from starting or potentially shutting off the motorcycleContinue Reading »

BMW Recalls 2005-2012 Motorcycles Over Fuel Pump Leaks

BMW Recalls 2005-2012 Motorcycles Over Fuel Pump Leaks

BMW Motorrad USA has notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of its intent to recall more than 50,000 motorcycles because they may develop cracks in the fuel pump mounting flange causing a fuel leak. This follows an investigation started by NHTSA in November 2012 concerning fuel leaks on 2005-2008 R-series motorcycles. The recallContinue Reading »

BMW Recalls K1600GT and K1600GTL Motorcycles

BMW Recalls K1600GT and K1600GTL Motorcycles

BMW of North America is recalling about 2,475 model year 2012 K1600GT and K1600GTL motorcycles produced from January 10, 2011 through March 8, 2012 due to an engine control unit defect that can cause the motorcycles to stall unexpectedly. According to information provided in a letter by BMW of North America to the NHTSA onContinue Reading »

BMW Recalls 2007-2008 K1200 Motorcycles

BMW Recalls 2007-2008 K1200 Motorcycles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that BMW is recalling 2007-2008 K1200R, K1200R Sport and K1200S motorcycles because under “certain riding conditions, the brake fluid in the front brake fluid reservoir can foam.” Foamy brake fluid could lead to reduce braking capacity possibly resulting in a crash. BMW will be retrofitting the frontContinue Reading »