BMW Recalls 43,000+ Motorcycles in the USA

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If you’ve been following BMW Motorrad’s worldwide recall of over 300,000+ motorcycles, for faulty rear-wheel mounting flanges; well the recall has finally hit American shores, affecting over 43,000 units.

The basic gist of the recall is that on the affected motorcycles, the rear wheel mounting flange may crack if the rear wheel mounting bolts are over-tightened. This would cause the rear wheel to come off the motorcycle, which would of course likely result in a crash.

BMW Motorrad USA will notify possibly affected owners, and BMW dealers will replace the existing aluminum rear wheel flange with a new steel one, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 21, 2015.

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

You can find the full list of affected motorcycles, after the jump.

  • 2006 BMW HP2 ENDURO
  • 2008-2009 BMW HP2 MEGAMOTO
  • 2008-2010 BMW HP2 SPORT
  • 2006-2008 BMW K1200GT
  • 2006-2008 BMW K1200R
  • 2007 BMW K1200R SPORT
  • 2005-2008 BMW K1200S
  • 2009-2010 BMW K1300GT
  • 2010-2011 BMW K1300R
  • 2009-2011 BMW K1300S
  • 2005-2010 BMW R1200GS
  • 2006-2010 BMW R1200GS ADVENTURE
  • 2007-2010 BMW R1200R
  • 2005-2010 BMW R1200RT
  • 2007 BMW R1200S
  • 2005-2007 BMW R1200ST

Source: NHTSA

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