2014 BMW R1200 RT recalled

Team OD Published: June 09, 2014, 02:43 PM IST

The trend of recalls seems to have invaded the motorcycle segment as well, recently the KTM 390 Duke was recalled due to supposedly incorrect installation of the front sprocket, causing it to come loose. The BMW 1200RT comes with issues of its own. According to reports, around 8000 units of the bike could be affected. The heart of the problem lies in the fact that the piston rod of the rear suspension strut connected to the Dynamic ESA(Electronic Suspension Adjustment) could snap, causing potential loss of control over the bike.


As a precautionary measure BMW Motorrad has asked its owners not to ride their motorcycles until further notice. In the mean time, BMW is taking steps to provide the necessary dealerships with the required spare parts to address this issue.

In Germany though an official recall has been issued, considering that 1053 of these bikes were sold in Germany alone. In India the BMW bikes are imported by three dealerships in Delhi (Deutsche Motoren), Mumbai and Bangalore (Navnit Motors) respectively. Whether an official recall will be issued by BMW Motorrad in India as well remains to be seen.

2014 BMW R1200 RT recalled

As of today, BMW Motorrad is notifying all owners of the current R 1200 RT, model year 2014, fitted with the Dynamic ESA option that there is a potential defect in the rear spring strut. At the present time it cannot be ruled out that the piston rod of the rear spring strut in connection with the Dynamic ESA option could potentially break. For this reason, customers are requested not to ride their motorcycle until further notice. This is a precautionary measure which BMW Motorrad is taking in the interests of customer safety based on a supplier report. To date there have been no injuries related to this issue. Approximately 8,000 vehicles are affected by this measure worldwide. Advertisement A technical campaign is in preparation to replace the part in question. BMW Motorrad regrets any inconvenience caused to customers affected by this precautionary measure.

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 2,52,928
Max Power(ps)
Max Torque(Nm)
25.00 Kmpl

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