BMW is Recalling Certain 2013 R1200 GS due to Crash Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 29, 2013 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

Report Receipt Date: APR 22, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V154000
Component(s): SUSPENSION
Potential Number of Units Affected: 15

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Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC

SUMMARY: BMW is recalling certain model year 2013 R1200 GS motorcycles manufactured January 9, 2013, through February 8, 2013. Due to an insufficient torque of a locking bolt, the front fork tube may loosen.

CONSEQUENCE: If the fork loosens it may hinder the rider’s ability to control the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY: BMW will notify owners and dealers will reinforce the affected fork locking bolt connections, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April 2013. Owners may call BMW at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at

NOTES: 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