BMW Motorrad is recalling R 1200 GS motorcycles around the world to fix a small oil leak. The safety recall hasn’t been issued in Australia yet. BMW Group product communications manager Scott Croaker says they were only advised of the matter late last week and are waiting for further information from the factory. “It does affect our market and BMW Motorrad Australia will contact owners of relevant vehicles directly in due course,” he says.
In certain 2012-2013 bikes, the gearbox seal might become dislodged, allowing oil to leak into the rear-suspension swingarm. If the swing arm sealing is not perfect, oil may leak on to the rear wheel with possibly alarming affects. The German manufacturer says the sealing ring could be displaced by changes in the internal gearbox pressure.
It is expected that BMW will contact owners about the recall and it will be inspected and fixed, if necessary, for free.