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You Won’t Believe Which Brand Received The Worst “Reliability” Rating

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Consumer Reports surveyed 4680 subscribers who are motorcycle owners about the reliability of their motorcycles.  Out of those who responded to the survey, BMW touring and dual sport owners reported more problems with their motorcycles than owners of other brands.… Continue Reading

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BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2007-2009 F800S and F800ST Motorcycles

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BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2007-2009 F 800 S and F 800 ST motorcycles manufactured August 2006 through January 2009. Due to incorrect tolerances, the rear wheel drive bearing and rear axle may wear.… Continue Reading

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BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2012 K1600 GT and K1600 GTL motorcycles

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BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2012 K1600 GT and K1600 GTL motorcycles. In certain riding conditions, an incorrect throttle valve control signal may be received by the engine control unit, limiting the engine speed.… Continue Reading

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Ohlins Racing AB (Ohlins) is recalling certain steering dampers manufactured with an incorrectly machined bracket

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Ohlins Racing AB (Ohlins) is recalling certain steering dampers manufactured with an incorrectly machined bracket. These dampers were sold for use as aftermarket equipment on BMW S1000RR and R1200R motorcycles. The affected brackets may crack. If there is a crack… Continue Reading

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BMW Recalls Small Number of GS R1200 for Suspension Problem

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BMW is recalling less than 2 dozen 2013 R1200 GS motorcycles manufactured January 9, 2013, through February 8, 2013.  The manufacturer says because of an insufficient torque of a locking bolt, the front fork tube may loosen.  If the fork… Continue Reading

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Harley and BMW Owners Say Their Brands Are Less Reliable, but More Satisfying

Consumer Reports magazine has conducted their first ever motorcycle reliability survey and they say that a quarter of all Harley-Davidson owners reported experiencing a major problem with their motorcycle in the previous four years.  BMW owners reported their motorcycles are… Continue Reading

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BMW Recalls S 1000 Models

BMW is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 S 1000 RR motorcycles manufactured September 2011, through December 2012. Due to a manufacturing fault, the side-stand attachment bolts could start to loosen. The loosening of the side-stand bolts could cause the stand… Continue Reading

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Moto Journalist Test Ride Epic Fail

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It’s the recurring nightmare of every professional moto-journalist.  The epic test ride fail.  This one is worse than most because it was caught on camera.  But, on second thought, maybe it’s best that this foreign journo have some evidence to… Continue Reading

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WSP Police Drop BMW for Honda Motorcycles

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Ninety years ago, the Washington State Patrol was formed with troopers riding Indian motorcycles. The iconic bikes were replaced in recent years with BMW motorcycles for the state’s 43 troopers that ride on two wheels. Now, those troopers are getting new rides: the WSP… Continue Reading