Aprilia has a new entrant in the highly-competitive adventure-bike market with the new Caponord 1200. Revealed ahead of its official presentation at the 2012 EICMA show, the Caponord will go up against competitors such as the Ducati Multistrada, Triumph Tiger Explorer, KTM 1190 Adventure and the segment’s benchmark, the BMW R1200GS. The 2013 Aprilia Caponord […]
BMW Warns of Potential Defect in 2014 R1200RT Suspension
BMW is issuing a warning to owners of the 2014 R1200RT with the Dynamic ESA option about a potential defect with the rear suspension. No formal recall has been announced at the moment; BMW is calling it a precautionary measure, though that may change in time or depending on the market.
According to BMW, the piston rod of the rear spring strut could break. BMW is asking owners to stop riding their R1200RTs until further notice.
R1200RT models without the Dynamic ESA option are not affected by this issue. BMW says a total of 8,000 motorcycles around the world are affected.