BMW will fix the issue for no cost at all service centres.
BMW Motorrad has announced one of its biggest recalls affecting nearly 4.4 lakh units of its flagship models R 1200 GS and R 1250 GS. The recall affects units that were manufactured between 2013 and 2021 due to drive-related issues.
BMW says that the damage could be caused to the Cardan shaft over a period of time which would subsequently lead to a loss in power. The company will fix this issue by drilling a small hole at the rear, near the cross joint. Post this, a valve will be inserted into the same hole that will push the air and moisture out of the cardan tunnel.
Customers can get the fixtures done for free at their nearest service centres. However, the brand has also said that there was no urgency to it and regularly scheduled service appointments should fix the issue.
The R 1200 GS and the R 1250 GS have been dominating the adventure motorcycle segment for as long as we can remember. To name a few aspects that made it so popular, standard features on the motorcycle include full-LED lighting, an adaptive headlight, keyless ride, heated grips, a Bluetooth-enabled TFT colour display, and a 12-volt socket, and a USB charging interface.
There’s a suite of comprehensive electronic rider aids including a traction control system, adaptive cruise control, ABS Pro, three ride modes (Eco, Road, and Rain), and hill-start control. The R 1250 GS comes with a 20-litre fuel tank and it tips the weighing scales at 249kg. The BS6-compliant R 1250 GS is powered by a 1,254cc twin-cylinder boxer engine with BMW ShiftCam tech that outputs 134bhp at 7,750rpm and 143Nm of peak torque at 6,250rpm.