BMW of North America is recalling 4,672 model year 2017-2020 K 1600 GT and model year 2018-2020 K 1600 GTL & K 1600 B motorcycles.
Certain transmission parts may not have been produced to the appropriate hardness level.
This could affect the function of the transmission, possibly causing double engagement of two gears and/or the damage of transmission parts.
Double gear engagement or transmission damage can cause the rear wheel to lock up, affecting the vehicle stability and increasing the risk of a crash.
What to do
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the shift forks, the selector sleeve of 5th/6th gear and the gear wheel of 6th gear free of charge.
The recall was expected to begin October 17, 2019.
Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.