BMW recalling nearly 49,000 motorcycles

NEW YORK (NBC) – BMW is recalling nearly 49-thousand motorcycles in the US and Canada.

The automaker says the flange that holds the rear wheel can crack if the rear mounting bolts are too tight. If that happens, the bolts can loosen, and the wheel may not stay secure to the bike. The problem was discovered after a 2004 motorcycle crashed in Spain last August.

The recall covers multiple models including certain 2005-2010 R1200GS and R1200RT motorcycles, as well as the 2006-2010 R1200GS Adventure and the 2007-2010 R1200R, 2007 R1200S and K1200R Sport. Also included are the 2005-2007 R1200ST, the 2008-2009 HP2 Megamoto, the 2006 HP2 Enduro, the 2008-2010 HP2 Sport, and the 2005-2008 K1200S, 2006-2008 K1200R and K1200GT. The recall also covers the 2009-2011 K1300S, 2010-2011 K1300R, and the 2009-2010 K1300GT.

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