BMW Motorcycle RecallBMW of North America has recalled 4,453 of the following motorcycles due to side-stand switch issues:
2013 F800GS Adventure
2013 C600 Sport Maxi Scooter
BMW says water may enter the side-stand swatch, and cause shorting. This shorting would potential prevent the motorcycle or scooter from starting, or shut it off while riding. An unexpected shutdown increases the risk of a crash.BMW says it will notify owners, and dealers will replace the side-stand switch, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April 2014. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
This week we ride two genre-departing motorcycles from the established American manufacturers. Jess McKinley gives us his thoughts on the all new Harley-Davidson Pan America Special, and Ron Lieback gives his on Indian’s latest version of the FTR 1200 S.