If you own a 2020 BMW S1000RR, you should pay attention to this recall from BMW Motorrad, as the new superbike may have an oil leak from its oil cooler hoses.
In total, just 416 motorcycles are affected in the United States, which interestingly is the total number of S1000RR machines sold in the American market thus far this year.
Through two reports (one in Japan, and one in Germany), BMW Motorrad has discovered that the oil cooler hoses (both the supply and return hoses) may not be attached properly to the oil pipes on the S1000RR engine, which could possibly result in an oil leak.
This is because the overlay distance between the hose and the pipe, in combination with the pipe geometry, is too large.
As a result, when the hose is press-fit onto the pipe, sufficient tolerance is not available to allow the hose to expand. This could lead to cracks in the hose which, over time, could allow the hose to leak.
Since leaking oil poses a risk for the motorcycle crashing, BMW Motorrad USA is recalling the S1000RR for the US market.
As such, BMW Motorrad USA will notify affected owners, and BMW motorcycle dealers will replace the oil cooler assembly, including the hoses, free of charge.
The recall is expected to begin November 27, 2019. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417. As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov.