BMW Recalls more than 43,400 Motorcycles for Wheel Defect

BMW Recalls more than 43,400 Motorcycles for Wheel Defect
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March 27, 2015

BMW is recalling more than 43,400 motorcycles for a defect that could cause the tire to separate from the bike.

In the affected motorcycles the rear-wheel mounting flange may crack if the mounting bolts are overtightened. If the flange cracks, the mounting bolts may loosen and the rear wheel may not remain secured to the motorcycle.

The recall affects the following models:

2005-2010 R1200GS and R1200RT
2006-2010 R1200GS Adventure
2007-2010 R1200R
2007 R1200S and K1200R Sport
2005-2007 R1200ST
2008-2009 HP2 Megamoto
2006 HP2 Enduro
2008-2010 HP2 Sport
2005-2008 K1200S
2006-2008 K1200R, K1200GT
2009-2011 K1300S
2010-2011 K1300R
2009-2010 K1300GT

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the existing aluminum rear wheel flange with a steel one, free of charge.

For more information, owners can contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.