Recall: BMW Scooters

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BMW Motorrad continues to catch the scrutiny of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, issuing today its fourth recall in less than one month’s time (see #1, #2, and #3).

This round affects 37 units from BMW’s scooter lineup, specifically the 2017 BMW C650 GT and BMW C Evolution models, for issues regarding their front wheels.

Both of these maxi-scooters fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 120, “Wheels and rims-other than passenger cars,” which states that motorcycle wheels must be marked with DOT rating requirements.

Since the rim is not marked with the rim size and the DOT designation, a tire of the incorrect size may be installed on this rim, affecting the handling of the scoter and increasing the risk of a crash.

As such, BMW of North America will notify affected scooter owners if their bike was shipped without marked front wheels, and BMW dealers will replace any rims that are not correctly marked, free of charge. This recall is expected to begin September 15, 2017.

Concerned owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417. As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and

Source: NHTSA