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posted April 15, 2012 05:25 PM        Edited By: fish_antlers on 16 Apr 2012 02:06
Auf Wiedersehen to the Liter Bike King? BMW Halts Sales of S1000RR -Massive Recall Pending?


The Internet was ablaze this weekend with rumors that BMW had halted the sale of its horsepower King, the S1000RR. With no official word from BMW, speculation for the reasoning of the halt sale has fueled discussion based on comments made in various forums by BMW dealer employees and customers that the recall not only includes the 2012 model, but possibly previous incarnations of the machine as well.

Though some focus is on mechanical issues like those that dealt a deadly blow to Kawasaki's 2011 ZX-10R release, there have also been suggestions that BMW has finally been pinched in the decade plus long "gentleman's agreement" that left Kawasaki's 2000 ZX-12R as the last remaining "unrestricted Superbike" for sale to the general public.


Official word from Bavaria soon...

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posted April 15, 2012 06:45 PM        
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posted April 15, 2012 07:51 PM        
but that`s a good thing......
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posted April 15, 2012 08:12 PM        
Would you hand yours over to the govt and let them knock off a bunch of ponies? Poses an interesting question..
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posted April 15, 2012 08:30 PM        
Its too fast to handle turns and brake so well.
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posted April 15, 2012 08:40 PM        
the feds,dot,dmv are gonna force everybody i bet.
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posted April 15, 2012 09:12 PM        
How?
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posted April 15, 2012 10:19 PM        
They aint touching my 2011!
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posted April 15, 2012 10:27 PM        Edited By: MJ on 16 Apr 2012 05:31
The BMW's have been plagued with quality control issues and recalls since day one it seems. I think they're an awesome bike, but where's the top shelf quality the name BMW is supposed to represent? I'd love to own one eventually but they scare me a little with all the issues.
Having a ton of hp and breaking the 300kph gentlemans agreed limit are 2 different things. Have they broken some emmissions laws somewhere? I don't think its a crime to produce a butt-load of power lol.

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posted April 15, 2012 10:45 PM        
They do off shore parts for some of their models, including the entire engine for the 650GS. I personally saw the assembly line China ... Maybe that's the issue?


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posted April 16, 2012 05:24 AM        
BMW is a global manufacturer of cars and motorcycles and they make junk in the USA, Europe, China, Africa, etc like most companies their size.

However they don't manufacture as much in China as GM does, nor do they manufacturer in Mexico like Ford does (F-150 trucks).

Location of a companies manufacturing facilities doesn't determine QA measures or build quality for any of these companies.
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posted April 16, 2012 05:31 AM        Edited By: 1badzx12r on 16 Apr 2012 12:35
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ask them ford and dodge diesel truck owners when they got a recall how it was done ..went in getting 18 mpg came out getting 8 mpg..but if you didn't get it reflashed your truck was not warrantied ..


but anything to get them GM sales up ..Government Motors must survive they to big to fail...
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posted April 16, 2012 06:55 AM        
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easy...if you don`t comply DMV won`t hand you your plates.and that will suck.

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posted April 16, 2012 07:26 AM        
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easy...if you don`t comply DMV won`t hand you your plates.and that will suck.


I don't think they are that organized
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posted April 16, 2012 08:56 AM        
About damn time! We raced an S1000 in AMA Pro in 2010 and had nothing but problems and no support from the factory (dealer support was fantastic, but limited by the factory). Overheated brake rotors caused several mid-corner front wheel lockups, stretched cam chains/faulty cam chain tensioners caused the cam timing to jump all over the place, the transmission shed gear tooth material like crazy, and the traction control would change modes on its own. We ended up fixing it up and selling it off before the end of the season after it hospitalized its rider for the third time.
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posted April 16, 2012 09:08 AM        Edited By: Shane661 on 16 Apr 2012 16:09
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About damn time! We raced an S1000 in AMA Pro in 2010 and had nothing but problems and no support from the factory (dealer support was fantastic, but limited by the factory). Overheated brake rotors caused several mid-corner front wheel lockups, stretched cam chains/faulty cam chain tensioners caused the cam timing to jump all over the place, the transmission shed gear tooth material like crazy, and the traction control would change modes on its own. We ended up fixing it up and selling it off before the end of the season after it hospitalized its rider for the third time.


So you would recommend the BMW, with minor reservations?

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posted April 16, 2012 10:08 AM        
I haven't really followed the S1000RR. Is that the typical story on the bike's reliability, or lack thereof? I hadn't heard many complaints amongst the street guys. Not that I ran into many...
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posted April 16, 2012 10:18 AM        
Bikeland guys get around! I wish I could afford to travel outside the U. S. ....Not to Mexico! been there!

I bet it made your head tingle looking at the inside of the factory! That was very cool!
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posted April 16, 2012 10:20 AM        
ROTFLMFAO
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posted April 16, 2012 12:41 PM        
What was cool was noticing that the built the 650gs there - i spotted
it - was not part of the tour.
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posted April 16, 2012 02:05 PM        
After reading all the posts on the S1000RR site - whew!

It seems it 'might' be a con rod loosening bolt issue.

Seems to apply to the 12 models - the 11's are ok.

All sales (even sold ones on the floor), are halted.

As yet it seems that BMW have still not confirmed the official 'recall' issue.

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posted April 16, 2012 02:26 PM        Edited By: SteveWFL on 16 Apr 2012 22:08
Rumors, they'll keep it interesting
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posted April 16, 2012 05:19 PM        
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Rumors, they'll keep it interesting


Hey, these are not rumors, they were seen on the internet, they are the gospel. There is no way they could be on the internet if they were not true.
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posted April 16, 2012 05:39 PM        
Word from the bmw gurus says it's defective rod bolts as follows, but it's still just the internet so take it or not as true..................


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We've already had to pull plans to race the '12 and are back to the damn '10 this weekend. Grrrr.

Oh, and as for being sorted out of the box? Please. The factory adjustments have stock ones handling floppier than a first gen SV in front, and similarly harsh out back. Worst suspension, for the price point, that I've ever seen.
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posted April 16, 2012 08:10 PM        
No way they'd trust dealerships to check rods bolts, would they? I wouldn't want those half tards opening up my engine!
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