German two-wheeler manufacturer BMW Motorrad was in the news recently for issuing a recall for the BMW R1200GS models. Now, the German company is back in the news for yet another recall, that has affected seven models and 29,281 units in total.
The reason for the recall this time is because of the aluminium luggage cases that the company offers as optional equipment, which block the view of the motorcycle's rear reflector. With the luggage panniers installed, the motorcycles fail to comply with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard.
BMW Motorrad USA will notify owners about the recall. As to what fix the company has in mind, BMW will either fix reflectors on the cases or install additional brackets on the case mounts — which will be done free of cost.
The affected models are as follows:
- 2013-2017 BMW R1200GS, F800R, and F800GT
- 2014-2017 R1200GS Adventure
- 2016-2017 S1000XR
- 2015-2017 R1200R and R1200RS
The recall is scheduled to begin in September this year.
The recall issued by BMW Motorrad comes in barely few days after the company issued a global recall for the R1200GS models for faulty forks. The second recall, although not a serious one, needs to be done keeping rules and regulations in mind.