BMW of North America is recalling 1,625 units of its K1600 lineup because of a suspension issue. More specifically, the recall concerns the K1600GT, K1600GTL, and K1600B motorcycles, from the 2019 and 2020 model years.
According to the recall documents, the link strut on these models, which connects the rear suspension to the frame, may have insufficient strength due to a supplier not making the part to specification.
As a result, the link strut can become damaged, which can allow the rear wheel to make contact with the rear of the motorcycle, which would affect the stability of the motorcycle.
To remedy the issue, BMW dealers will replace the rear link strut, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 15, 2022.
Concerned BMW K1600 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