2006-2010 R1200GS Adventure
2007 K1200R Sport
2009-2009 HP2 Megamoto
2006 HP2 Enduro
2008-2010 HP2 Sport
Though the number of potentially affected units is high, BMW estimates that five-percent of vehicles included in the recall will have the defect.
The chronology of events leading to the recall starts in early August 2014 after a rider of a high-mileage 2004 R1200RT crashed in Spain. After parts analysis, BMW “concluded that the rear wheel had separated from the flange as a result of cracks on the flange.”
Further inspection found that the motorcycle was in good condition otherwise and had received all required services at the correct times. BMW decided to inspect more motorcycles in the Munich area in January 2015, finding three of the 58 vehicles demonstrating the same rear wheel flange cracks. The decision to issue the current recall was reached in early March 2015.
BMW will notify owners of affected models and dealers will replace the existing aluminum rear wheel flange with a steel one, free of charge. The recall is set to begin April 21, 2015. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
Owners may also go to www.safercar.gov or call the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 for more information. The NHTSA campaign ID number is 15V141000.