BMW of North America has recalled a total of 2,376 units of BMW G 310 R and G 310 GS models as per a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report. BMW says that extended usage of the side stand can cause it to break apart from the frame holding it. The recall is expected to commence on August 7th.
The defect report says, “Over time, the section of the frame which encases the side stand bushing could eventually break. If the section of the frame which encases the side stand bushing broke while the motorcycle was stationary, it could fall over, and increase the risk of injury”.
This issue affects 1,576 of the BMW G 310 R models and 800 of the G 310 GS models. The issue was first discovered during the removal of a unit from a transportation truck back in 2017. Further reports over the year hinted a possible broken frame at the location of the side stand bushing. Further testing was initiated in February of 2018 to identify the root cause of the issue. By April 2018 additional reports were received from the US models referencing a a broken frame at the location of the side stand bushing, and occurring while the motorcycle was stationary.
BMW will notify the respective owners regarding the recall. The dealers will inspect the motorcycles and carry out the required actions free of cost. If need arises they will also replace the frame for no extra cost. Owners may also contact BMW at their customer service Hotline. They can also contact National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) hotline or visit www.safercar.gov.
All the G 310 R and G 310 GS models are manufactured in India by TVS Motor company at their Hosur plant. This news comes in light of the recent launch of both BMW G310 R and G310 GS motorcycles in India. You can read more about the India launch here.
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