NGM Forward Racing has named veteran MotoGP racer Chris Vermeulen the substitute rider for the injured Colin Edwards at the May 20 French Grand Prix at Le Mans. Vermeulen will ride the team’s BMW-powered Suter Claiming Rule machine. Vermeulen raced four full seasons in MotoGP from 2006-2009, all with the Rizla Suzuki team. He has […]
2012-2013 BMW S1000RR Recalled for Loose Side Stands
BMW has initiated a recall on the 2012 and 2013 S1000RR because the side stands may not have been correctly installed.
According to Transport Canada, the side stand attachment bolts may loosen, causing an S1000RR to fall over while resting on the stand. At the moment, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has yet to announce a recall, but American members of Motorcycle.com‘s S1000RR Forum say U.S. BMW dealers have halted sales pending an upcoming recall.
A user reports the mounting point on the frame may not have been properly cleaned before the stand was attached.
BMW dealers will remove the stand’s mounting plate, clean the components then re-install the side stand fasteners. The Transport Canada recall affects 161 units. We’ll provide an update for a U.S. recall when it is announced by NHTSA.
[Source: Transport Canada, S1000RRForum]