BMW—Motorcycles—Replacement of bikes front axle
What are the defects?
Front-wheel quick-release axles that are not in compliance with design specifications might be installed in some motorcycles.
Due to irregularities in the manufacturing process, in isolated cases the quick-release axle might be of reduced wall thickness.
Under these circumstances there is a possibility of severe loads on the front wheel (off-roading, for example) causing damage to the quick-release axle.
Under worst-case conditions the quick release axle could break.
What are the hazards?
What should consumers do?
BMW are writing to all consumers directly, plus the selling dealers are also following up their customers.