BMW Recalls 122,000 Motorcycles

05/22/2010 @ 6:53 am, by Jensen Beeler7 COMMENTS

BMW Motorrad has announced that it is recalling over 122,000 motorcycles worldwide for a potentially leaking front brake. The recall seems to only affect K1200GT, R1200R, R1200RT, R1200ST, R1200GS, and R1200GS Adventure motorcycles that were manufactured between August 2006 and May 2009.

Of these bikes, only ~100 units have been found to have the reported brake leak, but BMW isn’t taking chances with the other roughly 121,900 motorcycles that are out on the raod, and is ordering a worldwide recall on the potentially afftected models.

Bikes suffering from the brake leak are reportedly seeing a gradual deterioration in braking peformance, as the brake fluid slowly leaks from the front brake pipe. It appears only the front brakes are being affected, and riders will see a lower fluid level on the handlebar mounted brake fluid reservoirs.

No accidents have been reported at this time.

Source: BMW

  • johnrdupree

    122,000 x 10% = 12,200 bikes, not 120. 120 units would be ~ 0.1%.
    Are they concerned with 12,200 bikes or 120 bikes?

  • Doctor Jelly

    A quick Google search says .1%

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  • MTS Lust

    Good on BMW for fixing the problem. Now if they’ll pony up and fixed the warped rotor issue while they have the bikes in for brake work they could really score some customer service brownie points.

  • Jim

    Vat warped rotors?

    BMW had a rash of warped rotors in the late 80’s that occurred do to a typo in the torque specs. After the shop manuals were published it was caught and a notice went out that was ignored by some dealers/mechanics.

    Regarding the recall, BMW noticed what is happening to Toyota.

  • Ohhhh… no. what happened to BMW ??????

  • MTS Lust

    I’ve heard a bunch of people complaining of warped front rotors (loads of threads on advrider detailing the issue – Woody’s Wheel Works has also said there’s a systemic problem with rotor warping). I don’t know what the root cause is, but on casual observation they appear to use fixed rather than floating rotors which may be part of it.