German two-wheeler manufacturer, BMW Motorrad has issued a recall of their R and K series motorcycles. It is estimated that roughly 3,00,000 two-wheelers will be recalled. The issue lays with the wheel flange, which could break if tightened too much.
BMW Motorrad will personally contact all of their customers, to rectify the issue. The German manufacturer will be replacing the wheel flange with a more robust component. Customers do not have to pay for the replacement as the manufacturer will take care of it.
R and K series motorcycles by BMW Motorrad affected were produced between November, 2003 to April, 2011. The manufacturer claims that the issue is dangerous if motorcycles have not been maintained according to German manufacturers standards.
Each and every bolt has to be tightened to specified torque figures. If this step is down wrong several mishaps could occur. Too tight and it could snap and if it is not tightened well enough, it will eventually come off. It is for this reason manufacturers recommend service of vehicles at authorised centres.
This is a global recall and certain of these motorcycles are present in India as well. BMW Motorrad K and R series motorcycles will receive a new wheel flange on its rear suspension. It is a quality issue and the German manufacturer will rectify it to maintain their standards.