WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 21, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
|Component: STRUCTURE:MOTORCYCLE KICKSTAND/CENTER STAND|
|Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,385|
BMW is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 S 1000 RR motorcycles manufactured September 2011, through December 2012. Due to a manufacturing fault, the side-stand attachment bolts could start to loosen. The loosening of the side-stand bolts could cause the stand to separate from the frame of the motorcycle.
A separation of the side-stand could cause the motorcycle to fall, causing a risk of injury.
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will clean the sidestand mounting plate threads and replace the side-stand mounting plate bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in January 2013. Owners may call BMW at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.