A bi-partisan group of federal lawmakers has sent a letter supporting legislation that prevents government funds being used for motorcycle-only traffic checkpoints. The letter was sent May 25 to the U.S. House Committee on Transport and Infrastructure and the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit urging support for H.R. 904 and H. Res. 239. H.R. 904 […]
2013 BMW C600 Sport Fairing Recall Extended to US
Last week, Transport Canada issued a recall on the 2013 BMW C600 Sport due to a risk of the scooter’s side fairings coming loose at high speeds. The recall has now reached the U.S., with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also announcing a recall.
According to documents released by NHTSA, the three “snap-lock” fasteners securing the left and right side trim panels may not have sufficient strength to hold the fairing in place at speeds higher than 100 mph. If a BMW C600 Sport were to maintain such a high speed, the fairing panels may completely separate from the frame, potentially hitting the rider and/or passenger or increasing the risk of a crash. At 100 mph, the fairing could become flying shrapnel and pose a danger to other road users.
The recall only affects the C600 Sport and not the C650 GT which has a completely different fairing design.
BMW first became aware of a problem in October during wind tunnel testing on a C600 Sport, where a side panel came loose and eventually fell off. BMW replaced the fasteners with stronger ones and re-tested the scooter in November and found no problems.
Authorized BMW dealers will remove the original snap-lock fasteners from the recalled scooters and install the new stronger fasteners. The recall campaign affects 266 units in the U.S.