Riders who have ordered a new BMW S 1000 RR will have a bit of a wait as the company finds a fix for a recall over an oil leak before delivery.
We published the recall notice last month, but riders tell us they are still waiting on the delivery of bikes from Germany.
BMW Motorrad Australia Nick Raman confirms the delay in fulfilling orders.
“BMW AG is in the final stages of testing the repair solution,” he says.
“Based on the successful conclusion of the tests and approval of the repair solution, parts will be produced and distributed to markets.
“Anticipated timing for the first parts to be available in Australia is late December 2019 to early January, 2020.”
The recall notice was over oil leaks from cracks in the rubber hose of the BMW S 1000 RR’s oil cooler.
The official notice from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the oil leak may spray on to the rear wheel of the motorcycle “increasing the risk of an accident or serious injury to the rider and other road users”.
Owners should contact an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer, or call the BMW Group Australia Customer Interaction Centre on freecall 1800 813 299 to arrange for inspection and replacement of the oil cooler, where required.
The recall on oil leaks affects 77 bikes, plus the delivery of an unknown number of bikes on order.
The full list of Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) is included at the end of this article.
Consumers can also contact BMW Australia via the BMW Motorrad Australia Website.
Even though manufacturers and importers contact owners when a recall is issued, the bike may have been sold privately to a rider unknown to the company.
Therefore, Motorbike Writer publishes all motorcycle recalls as a service to all riders.
In Australia, recall notices are issued by the manufacturer and the Department of Infrastructure through a voluntary industry code under the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
While any recall is not good news for the manufacturer, it shows that they are largely diligent in fixing problems.
Despite hundreds of recalls by various automotive manufacturers, only the Takata airbag recall has ever been mandatory. All others have been issued by the manufacturer.
If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.
To check whether your motorcycle has been recalled, click on these sites:
VINs of vehicles affected by oil leaks