Safety alert on the 2014 BMW R1200RT with active suspension
BMW factory in Germany announces that the new R 1200 RT 2014 equipped with the ESA Dynamic option (active suspension) may have a fault on the rear shock absorber.
BMW factory in Germany announces that new ones equipped with the ESA Dynamic option (active suspension) may have a defect on the rear shock absorber.
According to BMW Motorrad, "it cannot be excluded at present that the piston rod of the rear shock absorber presents a risk of breakage on vehicles equipped with the Dynamic ESA option under certain circumstances".
Do not drive until further notice
Therefore, "customers are asked not to ride their motorcycles until further notice," continues the manufacturer, who is known to be very concerned about safety: "this is a precautionary measure taken by BMW Motorrad, but so far no injury related to this defect is known ".
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|July 3, 2014 update: The Association des BMistes francpophones (AFMB) is monitoring the case very closely and identifying different solutions to not get stuck this summer (read).|
"Nearly 8000 motorcycles are concerned in the world", estimates BMW which has taken technical action to replace the part in question..
In France, in an email to its dealer network, BMW Motorrad informed them of a "possible failure of the rear shock absorber on the R1200RT / K52 equipped with ESA Dynamic. The factory cannot yet assure us a limited range of chassis for which the shock absorber does not present any defect, so a large part of the R 1200 RTs that you have already delivered are potentially affected ", continues the after-sales service.
Finally, several readers have informed us that following this letter, their BMW dealer had lent them a motorcycle (or a car) to compensate for the inconvenience caused by the immobilization of their R1200RT..
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