BMW has issued a recall for the 2007-2008 R1200 R, 2006-2007 R1200 GS and 2007 R1200 ST. Please carefully note the model years involved, they are different for each model.
Model Year: 2006 – 2007 – 2008
Models affected: R1200 R, R1200 GS, R1200 ST
NHTSA Campaign Number: 08V254000
Potential Units Affected: 3248
Problem: BMW is recalling 3,248 model year 2007-2008 R1200R, model year 2006-2007 R1200 GS and model year 2007 R1200 ST motorcycles. Due to the current routing of the front brake lines, it is possible that during riding, the brake lines could be under strain. If the vibration/strain is significant, the brake lines could split and start to develop a leak. If the leak became significant, brake fluid could escape. If this happened, the level of fluid in the reservoir of the front brake system could drop. If fluid level drops significantly, the front brakes could fail increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective Action: Dealers will inspect and install new brake lines with a modified routing free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during June 2008. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.