BMW Motorrad is recalling 9,329 motorcycles.  The recall is for the potential of a leaking front brake caliper.  BMW says that over time, a leaking front brake caliper may reduce the amount of brake fluid in the reservoir.  And, that a low volume of brake fluid could affect brake performance and increase the risk of a crash.

recall caliper 2020 BMW R 1250 RT

The caliper recall covers a wide range of BMW motorcycles; adventure, touring, sport, and sport touring.

According to the recall, the front brake calipers may leak brake fluid when parked.  This failure causes the motorcycle not to meet the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 122, “Motorcycle Brake Systems.”

front caliper recall 2020 BMW S 1000 RR

The 2020 BMW S 1000 RR sportbike.

The recall pertains to different years and models of motorcycles.  As such, we have provided a full list of affected motorcycles below:

BMW R 1250 GS 2019 – 2020
BMW R 1250 GS ADVENTURE 2019 – 2020
BMW R 1250 RT 2019 – 2020
BMW S 1000 RR 2020
BMW S 1000 XR 2020

BMW will notify affected owners, and dealers will inspect the front calipers.  If necessary, the dealer will replace the front brake calipers with an improved version free of charge.

front brake caliper recall BMW S 1000 XR

The 2020 BMW S 1000 XR.

This recall is expected to begin on October 6, 2020.  For more information, owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.  Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to NHTSA’s website,


All photo credit: BMW Motorrad

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