Motorcycle fatality rates in the U.S. increased for the third consecutive year in 2012, according to data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The 2012 Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) data from NHTSA counted 4,957 motorcyclists and passengers killed in traffic crashes last year, compared to 4,630 the year before. Total injury rates […]
2012-2013 BMW S1000RR Side Stand Recall Expands to US
Earlier this month, we reported a recall issued by Transport Canada for the 2012 and 2013 BMW S1000RR because of a problem with their side stands. That recall has now expanded to the U.S., affecting 2,385 units.
According to documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the side stand attachment bolts on the affect BMW S1000RR units can loosen because of a manufacturing fault. In certain situations, this may lead the side stand to separate from the frame, potentially causing the sportbike to fall over.
The recall affects units produced between September 2011 and December 2012. Customers who have already purchased and accepted their S1000RRs are not asked to stopped riding. The 2013 BMW HP4, which is based on the S1000RR, is not included in the recall.
BMW dealers will remove the side stand and its attachment bolts and clean the mounting plate threads at no charge.
A number of users on Motorcycle.com forum network’s S1000RRForums.com reported instances of loose side stands and in some cases, S1000RRs falling over while parked. A user going by the name Anonymoustache posted the image below of the side stand of his S1000RR coming loose.
[Source: NHTSA, S1000RRForums.com]