Motorcycle Views Newsletter

Friday, October 6, 2017

BMW Recalls 2014-2016 F800 GT and 2015-2016 F800 R Motorcycles Since the Rear Side Reflex Reflectors On These Vehicles May Not Be Properly Visible

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2014-2016 F800 GT and 2015-2016 F800 R motorcycles.

The rear side reflex reflectors on these vehicles may not be properly visible in certain traffic conditions. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

1,478 units are affected.

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Friday, September 22, 2017

BMW Recalls Accessory Turn Signals Manufactured For 2006-2017 R1200GS, 2007-2008 and 2010-2017 R1200GS Adventure, 2017 F700GS and F800GS, 2013-2017 F800GT, 2015-2016 F800R, 2014-2017 F800GS Adventure, 2014-2016 S1000R, 2015-2017 R1200R, 2016-2017 R1200RS, and 2010-2017 S1000RR motorcycles Since These Accessory Turn Signals May Be Insufficiently Visible To Other Drivers

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain accessory turn signals manufactured for 2006-2017 R1200GS, 2007-2008 and 2010-2017 R1200GS Adventure, 2017 F700GS and F800GS, 2013-2017 F800GT, 2015-2016 F800R, 2014-2017 F800GS Adventure, 2014-2016 S1000R, 2015-2017 R1200R, 2016-2017 R1200RS, and 2010-2017 S1000RR motorcycles.

As designed, these accessory turn signals may be insufficiently visible to other drivers, and, as such, fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

9,000 units are affected.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

BMW Recalls 2014-2017 R nine T Motorcycles Since Bolts That Connect the Right-Side Swingarm Pivot Pin To the Frame May Loosen

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2014-2017 R NINE T motorcycles.

The bolts that connect the right-side swingarm pivot pin to the frame may loosen.

If the right-side pivot pin loosens, the handling and stability of the motorcycle may be affected, increase the risk of a crash.

3,368 units are affected.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

BMW Recalls 2017 C650GT and C Evolution Scooters For Front Rims That May Not Be Marked With the Required Rim Type and the DOT Designation

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2017 BMW C650 GT and BMW C Evolution scooters for failing to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 120, "Wheels and rims-other than passenger cars." The front rims may not be marked with the required rim type and the DOT designation.

37 units are affected.

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Friday, August 11, 2017

BMW Recalls 2014-2017 R1200RT Police Motorcycles Since Brake Lights On These Motorcycles May Not Illuminate When the Brakes Are Applied

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2014-2017 R1200RT Police motorcycles.

While being used in a special operating mode, the brake lights on these motorcycles may not illuminate when the brakes are applied. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

If the brake light does not illuminate, other drivers may not know that the motorcycle is stopping, increasing the risk of a crash.

911 units are affected.

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

BMW Recalls 2013-2017 R1200GS, F800R and F800GT Motorcycles, 2014-2017 R1200GS Adventure Motorcycles, 2016-2017 S1000XR Motorcycles and 2015-2017 R1200R and R1200RS Motorcycles Equipped With Optional Aluminum Luggage Cases, Since They May Have Rear Reflex Reflectors That Are Partially Blocked

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2013-2017 R1200GS, F800R and F800GT motorcycles, 2014-2017 R1200GS Adventure motorcycles, 2016-2017 S1000XR motorcycles and 2015-2017 R1200R and R1200RS motorcycles.

When equipped with the optional aluminum luggage cases, the rear reflex reflectors may be partially blocked. The aluminum case mounts for the R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure may also partially block the reflectors. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

If the rear reflex reflectors are obscured from view, it can increase the risk of a crash.

29,281 units are affected.

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Piaggio Group Americas, Inc. (Piaggio) Recalls 2015-2017 Fly 150 3V ie Motorcycles Since the Front Brake Disc Mounting Screws May Loosen and Contact the Brake Caliper Holding Plate or the Fork Leg

Piaggio Group Americas, Inc. (Piaggio) is recalling certain 2015-2017 Piaggio Fly 150 3V ie scooters.

The front brake disc mounting screws may loosen and contact the brake caliper holding plate or the fork leg.

If a screw loosens and contacts the caliper holding plate or the fork leg, the front wheel may suddenly lock up, increasing the risk of crash.

382 units are affected.

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