BMW Recalls Bikes to Fix Brake Lever

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. – BMW of North America, LLC will recall certain model-year 2023-2023 BMW S 1000 RR motorcycles to rectify an issue with the optional front hand brake lever.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) the 394 motorcycles covered within the recall population might have been manufactured with a hand brake lever with an incorrect specification.

Specifically, the NHTSA Part 573 Safety Recall Report 23V-123 describes the defect as, “This safety recall involves the optional milled hand brake lever, in which the specification of the lever’s fulcrum pin may not have been sufficient, could cause a reduced blowby clearance, and affect the system’s pressure regulation.”

This situation, according to the agency, could lead to this safety issue, “In certain riding conditions, a reduction in brake pressure could occur, affect braking performance, lead to a longer stopping distance, and may increase the risk of a crash.”

BMW has not received any reports from the field of any incidents caused by this condition, nor has the company received reports of any injuries related to it.

The remedy is replacement of the lever’s fulcrum pin.

BMW motorcycle dealers were notified at the end of February as to the recall; owners are scheduled to be notified by April 18th.

Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.