BMW Recalls 122,000 Motorcycles

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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

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