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BMW Motorrad recalls R NineT, R 1250 & K1600 series for faulty rear axle

Nizam Shaikh
Written by Nizam Shaikh

BMW has recalled the R 1250 GS, R 1250 RT, R 1250 R, R 1250 RS, K 1600 GT, K 1600 B and the R NineT models built between 31st October 2019 and 30th January 2020. The brand has populated around 440 units that have been affected by this recall. The nature of the recall is a fault in the rear axle which could cause loss of control over the vehicle, increasing the risk of an accident. 

The defect in the rear axle could be due to inappropriate material used in the components that come n contact with the spokes of the rear wheel which may lead to loss of control over the affected motorcycle. The fault has been identified in the paralever joint and BMW will be rectifying this by replacing the pin as the remedy to the problem. 

Motorcycle of the above-mentioned models sold in European countries such as Denmark, Italy, the United Kingdom and Ireland could be affected by the recall. Reports also suggest that motorcycles in Italy are likely to have been rectified before the sale and if any motorcycle was delivered before the remedy the brand will be contacting the customer and ask them to bring the motorcycle to authorised BMW dealerships. 

BMW owners of the affected model can contact BMW with their alpha-numeric Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) to check if their vehicle is affected by the recall. 

In related news,  BMW of North America, LLC has reportedly announced a recall for its motorcycles sold in the United States for a faulty brake light. The number of motorcycles potentially involved is 4,026 from the brand’s 15 new K-series models that include BMW F 750 GS 2020, BMW F 850 GS 2020, BMW F 850 GS Adventure 2020, BMW F 900 R 2020, BMW F 900 XR 2020, BMW R 1250 GS 2020, BMW R 1250 GS Adventure 2020, BMW R 1250 R 2020, BMW R 1250 RS 2020, BMW R Nine T 2020, BMW R Nine T Pure 2020, BMW R Nine T Scrambler 2020, BMW S1000 R 2019-2020 and BMW S1000 RR 2020.