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Saturday, August 22, 2020   (0 COMMENTS)
Posted by: NHTSA/BMW of North America
BMW Motorcycles and the NHTSA announced recalls affecting braking on several thousand BMWs in the United States.

If you have one of the motorcycles on the list here, your front brake caliper may leak, degrading braking capabilities and possibly leading to a crash. Luckily, it seems as if the problem only occurs when the bikes are parked. Production dates for the affected motorcycles are from 27 August 2018 to 28 February 2020.

According to a dealer bulletin issued by BMW, "The front brake calipers may show slight sweat marks or isolated drops of brake fluid. Although this low-pressure leakage has been shown to have no effect on brake performance, BMW Motorrad is conducting a non-compliance recall to inspect each vehicle as the front brake calipers do not meet a Federal Regulation." This recall affects about 9,000 motorcycles.

This recall and stop sale order affects just over 9,000 motorcycles:

R 1250 GS, 2019-20
R 1250 GS Adventure, 2019-20
R 1250 RT, 2019-20
S 1000 RR, 2020
S 1000 XR, 2020
These motorcycles are currently under a stop sale order from BMW, and will likely remain so until dealers can inspect and repair the bikes; the recall officially starts on 6 October 2020.

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