Since its launch the BMW S1000RR has ushered in a revolution in terms of both technology and sales for the Bavarian giant.
However, BMW Motorrad is now recalling S1000RR motorcycles from both the 2012 and 2013 model years due to side-stand problems. Although the scale of recall is initially only in the US market, sources have revealed that the recall could be on a global scale in coming months. In a document filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, USA, BMW Motorrad stated that the side-stand bolts may loosen due to a manufacturing flaw, and as a result the stand can separate from the motorcycle’s frame.
BMW US has also pointed out that the possibility of injury to a rider or bystanders due to the side-stand of the motorcycle is quite high, and they have stated that the problem affects a total of 2,385 S1000RR bikes built from September 2011 through December 2012. As per the recall BMW dealers will clean the side-stand mounting plate threads and replace the side-stand mounting plate bolts, free of cost. The recall is expected to begin next month in the US of A, while recall is stated to take place in the other global markets very soon. Owners may contact BMW Motorrad at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.
Source: Wall Street Journal