David Robb, the man responsible for BMW‘s split-face motorcycle design, has left the German manufacturer. A native of Boston, Mass., Robb joined BMW as its design chief in 1993, and over the ensuing 18 years expanded the company’s product line to include the top selling R1200GS, the six-cylinder K1600GT and GTL, and the S1000RR superbike […]
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.