BMW Issues No Ride Warning for ’14 R1200RT

June 6, 2014
Byron Wilson
Byron Wilson
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BMW has issued a precautionary warning to owners of new 2014 BMW R1200RT, owing to a potential defect in the rear spring strut. There has been no formal recall issued yet, but BMW is asking owners “not to ride their motorcycle until further notice.” The press release states that “the piston rod of the rear spring strut in connection with the Dynamic ESA could potentially break.” There have been no injuries reported to-date with regard to the issue, and BMW estimates that up to 8000 vehicles could be affected worldwide. The press release concludes saying that “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.”