BMW R1200GS Adventure recalled globally – Stop sale announced

BMW has issued a recall notice for BMW R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure variants - produced during November 2013 and June 2017. The bike was launched in India in April 2017.


BMW R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure bikes, two of BMW Motarrad’s best selling motorcycles, are impacted by a recall which could affect about 200,000 units worldwide. These bikes were manufactured during the period November 2013 and June 2017.

The company states that there could be some issues with fork stanchion which could suffer damage due to momentary high stress. These fork tubes could come loose and even get separated from the yoke resulting in front end failure.

BMW Motorrad has issued a recall despite the fact that there are no reported instances of this occurring on normal road use. However, there have been reports of damage noted to these parts on off-road rides where there have been high impact shocks to the front fork.

The top of each fork tube or stanchion as it is called is a pressed on top cap. This top cap, under high stress, can slip or create a gap. This gap could increase after repeated stress which could lead to fork failure. BMW confirms that high stress could mean driving over an obstacle or into deep potholes at varying speeds.

Under BMW R1200GS Fork Service Campaign, owners have been notified by BMW Motorrad to bring in their bikes to dealers for inspection. This service campaign is free of charge for customers while all repairs will also be conducted on the spot if found necessary.

BMW Motorrad India launched the R1200GS earlier this year. Price starts from INR 15.9 lakh, ex-showroom. Below are more details about the BMW R1200GS.

BMW R 1200 GS Engine Specs

EngineAir/oil-cooled flat twin ('Boxer') 4-stroke engine, two camshafts and four radially aligned valves per cylinder, central balancer shaft
Capacity1,170 cc
Transmission6 Speed
Power81 kW (110 hp) at 7,750 rpm
Torque120 Nm at 6,000 rpm
Engine ManagementElectronic intake pipe injection / BMS-K+ digital engine management with overrun fuel cut-off, twin spark ignition
Top Speed210 kmph
Fuel Efficiency23.2 kmpl

BMW R 1200 GS Dimensions, Brakes, Tyres

Length2,210 mm
Width (incl. mirrors)915 mm
Height (excl. mirrors)1,450 mm
Seat height850 mm
Unladen weight234 kg
Dry weight209 kg
Permitted total weight440 kg
Usable tank volume20 l
Rim, front2.50 x 19"
Rim, rear4.00 x 17"
Tyres, front110/80 R 19
Tyres, rear150/70 R 17
Brake, frontDual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 305 mm, 4-piston fixed calipers
Brake, rearSingle disc brake, diameter 265 mm, double-piston floating caliper
ABSOptional extra: BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral), can be switched off

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