BMW issues 'do not ride' notification for R 1200 RT

Publish Date: 
Jun 9, 2014

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. - BMW Motorrad USA said it is notifying owners of  R 1200 RT, model year 2014, motorcycles not to ride their vehicles until further notice.

The R 1200 RT is fitted with a Dynamic ESA option containing a potential defect in the rear spring strut, BMW said. "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," the OEM noted.

The "do not ride" notice is a precautionary measure "which BMW Motorrad is taking in the interests of customer safety based on a supplier report," the company said. "To date, there have been no injuries related to this issue."

About 804 vehicles are affected in the United States, BMW noted.

The OEM said it is preparing a technical campaign to replace the part. Customers seeking more information are are being advised to contact their dealership, or BMW Customer Relations and Services at