BMW Motorrad USA is issuing owners of the R 12000 RT 2013 motorcycles a
"do not ride" warning until further notice. The R 1200 RT has
a defective part which has caused the company to issue the warning as
a precaution. According to DealerNews, the R 1200 RT has a Dynamic ESA
option that may contain a defect in the rear spring strut. The company
says that the piston rod of the rear spring strut may fail when the motorcycle
is being operated.
BMW says that they have not received any reports of injuries related to
this issue. They have stated that the notice is only a precautionary measure.
BMA Motorrad says that they want to take interest in customer safety based
on a supplier report and they hope to replace the part in all of the bikes.
According to reports, 804 vehicles in the United States are affected by
this "do not ride" notice. Customers who want more information
about this notice are told to talk with their local BMW dealership.
If you are injured on a motorcycle due to a defective part, such as the
piston rod in the rear spring strut, you may be able to file a lawsuit
against the motorcycle manufacturer. Similar to defective car lawsuits,
motorcyclists can sue if they were not warned about a defective part on
their bike which caused an unexpected and avoidable accident.
Individuals suffering after a motorcycle accident of this nature can seek
compensation from the manufacturer for all medical costs, lost wages during
recovery, vehicle damage and more. If you want more information about
defective motorcycle lawsuits, don't hesitate to call Michigan Biker
Law. We are a firm that only handles motorcycle accidents, making us specialists
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