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BMW Motorrad Canada has just advised
owners of the 2014 R1200RT to not ride their motorcycle until further notice. This precautionary measure is being taken because of a potential defect in the rear spring strut. The issue only affects the motorbikes …
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June 10, 2014
Filed under News, Top Stories
BMW Motorrad USA 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 fail. For this reason, customers are 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 804 vehicles are affected by this advisory in the US. A technical campaign is in preparation to replace the part in question.
Customers who have any questions about this campaign are instructed to contact their authorized BMW motorcycle dealer. Should they require any additional assistance, they may also contact BMW Customer Relations and Services at 1-800-525-7417, or via Email at CustomerService@bmwmotorcycles.com.
Back in the day when I DARED speak (or write, for what’s worth) about the possibility that BMW seemed in a bit of a hurry to deliver its new lineup of bikes, a lot of BMW fan boys snapped their teeth at me. These early summer days bring one more reason to suspect that the Bavarian manufacturer may be cutting some corners… even though not voluntarily, and in a way, proving that these bikes are not as perfect as some wishfully think they are.
However, since the bikes get a BMW badge and are sold with a BMW price tag, instead of a small card with the names and insignia of the parts suppliers, it only feels natural that some inquisitive eyes are turning towards Munich and some answers are direly needed.
The latest blow for the BMW customers is once more affecting the suspension of certain bikes, with….
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Finally, BMW Motorrad has made a move to solve the increasing pressure from extremely unhappy customers. As we reported earlier in June, BMW has issued a riding ban for its 2014 R1200RT tourers equipped with the Dynamic ESA suspensions. The rear shock absorber was prone to failure, possibly resulting in life-threatening crashes.
Customers worldwide have received what is now named “the dreaded call”, with a BMW worker telling them to stop using the bikes. Needless to say, some of them were in the middle of their trips, while others have been only days before setting out in their two-wheeled vacations, hotels booked and whatnot. And the dreaded call was the last things they were expecting…….
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The same BMW R1200RT that we tested in our last issue—a fully loaded model equipped with the Premium Package and options such as a lighted top case with an LED brake light ($1,796)—has joined our long-term test fleet. We’re stoked to learn more about the new techno-packed RT, which is based on the GS’s steel frame and is powered by a liquid-cooled boxer engine with a heavier crank and alternator.
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Corbin has released a new seat for the R1200RT. The seat has a small flip up backrest for rider number two. Follow this link to see the seat.
This is the first post for the new R12ooRT blogging site. Not like this is the first; however, it is the only one that actually uses the R1200RT.com address. Let’s make this site the one area that is dedicated to the best bike on the planet. I hope we can all provide good information and share our incredible experiences with these motorcycles.
Let me know your thoughts. I will be looking for people to write, provide content, and help keep this site going. I want this to be a great place to come.