BMW recall for R Nine T, 1250 GS, RT, R, RS models

BMW has issued a recall for a selection of its most popular models due to an axle problem

BMW R1250GS Adventure

BMW has issued a recall for a raft of the brand's most popular models due to a rear axle problem. The recall affects 440 bikes produced worldwide between 31st October 2019 and 30th January 2020.

The models affected are the R NINE T, R1250GS, R1250RT, R1250R, R1250RS, K1600GT, K1600B. The Federation of European Motorcyclists’ Association lists the type of alert as ‘Products with serious risks’.

The defect is reported as:

‘Due to inappropriate materials' characteristics, components may come into contact with the spokes of the rear wheel. This may lead to loss of control over the vehicle, increasing the risk of an accident.’

Motociclismo reports that the fault relates to the Paralever joint, which could cause an issue. To rectify the fault, BMW will need to replace the pin in order to prevent loss of control of the motorcycle.

The recall also notes that bikes sold in Denmark and Ireland were also found to have been affected by the fault, with measures already taken to rectify. Motociclismo reports that bikes sold in Italy should have already been updated by dealers prior to sale. If any bike was delivered to the customer before being updated, BMW will notify them by letter asking them to head to a BMW dealership.

UK customers should await contact from their BMW dealership or contact BMW with the VIN of their bike to check if any work is required.

BMW type approval numbers affected:

e1*168/2013*00009*, e1*168/2013*00071*, e1*168/2013*00093*, e1*168/2013*00094*, e1*168/2013*00010*, e1*168/2013*00011* , Types: 1N12, 1G13, 1T13, 1R13, 2T16, 2T16r