BMW Motorrad Australia spokesman Nigel Harvey says they have advised dealers there is a delivery stop until repairs are done.
“The repairs have already commenced as we have advised our dealers,” he says.
“A formal recall is currently being deployed through ACCC. BMW Motorrad Australia has submitted all relevant documentation.
“We have requested the NEVDIS (National Exchange of Vehicle and Driver Information System)data to start communication with consumers and once the process has been completed by ACCC, communications will start.
“As with any recall campaign, if a consumer believes that their bike is affected they should contact their closest BMW Motorrad Dealer.”
The recall only affects the R nineT, not any other variant.
In the US, dealers were issued a stop-sale notice on August 14 and the fix begins from October 9.
BMW Motorrad blames a supplier production process error for the problem.
They say one or more bolts that connect the right-side pivot pin to the frame “may loosen as a result of an improper specification of the chamfer cutting process in the frame”.
“Therefore, proper clamp force may not have been achieved during final torqueing process,” the defect notice states.
If the bolt loosens, stability and handling of the bike may be affected, increasing the risk of loss of control and a crash.
The free repair takes 25 minutes and involves removing the pivot pin bolts, cleaning and re-installing them with the correct torque and thread-locking adhesive.