Recently, BMW Motorrad had issued a major recall of the R1200GS and consequently asked its dealers to stop any sales of the same until further notice. While things were falling into place, a new recall has been announced by the company.
According to the reports, BMW Motorrad USA has recalled 29,281 of its motorcycles which include 7 of its products. The issue is with the optional aluminium luggage cases which might hide the bike’s rear reflectors, hence, it fails to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, ‘Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment’. Luckily it isn’t a major issue this time but the number of affected units is definitely not something to overlook.
The list of affected motorcycle models includes – 2013-2017 BMW R1200GS, F800R, and F800GT motorcycles; 2014-2017 R1200GS Adventure motorcycles; 2016-2017 S1000XR motorcycles; and 2015-2017 R1200R and R1200RS motorcycles. BMW Motorrad USA will contact the owners for the issue and its dealers will fix the issue by either installing reflectors on the cases or by adding an addition bracket on the case mounts for the reflectors, without any charge. The recall process is expected to start by 21 Sept 2017.