First copies had just arrived of the new BMW S1000RR to the dealers in Germany and our sources have said that dealers had to stop the deliveries upto a 350 motorcycles of which 113 belong to Germany itself
BMW spokesman Gerhard Lindner and Tim Diehl-Thiele adressed and said “During three weeks of production period” in May in the Berlin motorcycle factory one of three identical manufacturing tools had an unnoticed defect.
As a result, an oil hole on the gearbox may not have been executed correctly, which could lead to gearbox damage in the long term.
We are now looking at all 340 of the S 1000 RR produced in the time. For those who were made with the help of that machine, we change the engine for safety’s .
Few customers who already have such a motorcycle are now contacted by BMW,” says Lindner. A circular letter to the dealers was also in preparation”.
We did not expect this mass of orders. Especially the top equipment in the form of the “M-package” would be unexpectedly strong demand. According to a letter from the British BMW Motorrad boss to S 1000 RR customers published on the internet, in individual cases, delivery may even be delayed until the end of 2019.
The letter will offer compensation to UK customers for a £ 500 Merchant Voucher if they uphold their order. However, this does not apply to Germany: “We will try to keep our customers mobile,” said spokesman Lindner. Corresponding plans are currently being worked out by BMW “
Source : BMWMotorrad