BMW of North America is recalling certain model year BMW G650GS & BMW G650GS Sertao motorcycles, manufactured March 8, 2013 to October 12, 2015. In total, 1,398 motorcycles are affected by this recall.
The recall centers around a software issue in the bikes’ engine control unit (ECU), which cause an affected motorcycle to stall, thus increasing the risk of a crash.
To rectify the situation, BMW will notify affect G650GS owners, and BMW dealers will update the ECU software, free of charge. This recall is expected to begin November 18, 2016. Owners should note that this recall supersedes recall 15V-537.
Concerned owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417. BMW G650GS owners who have had their motorcycles updated under the previous recall will still need to have their software updated again as part of this campaign.
As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov.