The latest BMW S1000RR, which no longer possesses the beloved asymmetrical headlight design, is one of the best litre-class motorcycles that money can buy. Unfortunately, there has been a recall of approximately 340 units of the bike over a gearbox issue.

As per BMW Motorrad, the issue is with a manufacturing tool which had an “unnoticed defect”, and as a result, an oil hole in the gearbox may not have been executed correctly, which could lead to gearbox damage in the long term. Out of the 340 units, only a few of them were delivered to the customers and 114 of the total are for the German market. BMW has already contacted the customers and notified them about the issue.

“We are now looking at all 340 of the S 1000 RR produced in the time. For those who were made with the help of that machine, we change the engine for safety’s sake,” press spokespersons Gerhard Lindner and Tim Diehl-Thiele are quoted as saying by Motorradonline. “The few customers who already have such a motorcycle are now contacted by BMW,” Lindner is quoted as saying.

The S1000RR is powered by a 999cc, in-line 4-cylinder engine which produces a ground-breaking 204hp and an earth-shattering 113Nm of torque. It’s a very, very rev-happy engine which now comes with BMW’s ShiftCam technology for a wider range of torque throughout the rev band.

We are sure that the Germans will rectify this error and make all the affected models fit again. Let’s hope there are no such incidents in the future. Do you own a 2019 BMW S1000RR?