BMW G 310 R, G 310 GS Recalled In The US
The two bikes have been recalled for brake corrosion issues
- The issue is related with both bikes’ brake calipers manufactured by ByBre.
- The calipers could corrode over a period of time, which could affect stopping performance.
- BMW customers in the US can visit the service centre and have the defective part replaced for free.
BMW USA has issued a recall for three of its models namely the C 400 X, G 310 R and G 310 GS. The recall pertains to faulty front and rear callipers on these bikes. G 310 Rs manufactured from 2017 onwards and G 310 GS manufactured from 2018 are said to be affected by this issue.
Also read: BMW G 310 R: Road Test Review
These bikes utilise calipers manufactured by Brembo’s subsidiary ByBre. BMW says these calipers are prone to corrode over time as the piston’s bore are anodised. Rust on the calipers can affecting the stopping performance of these bikes since a rusted piston will have difficulty sliding in the bore and could also get stuck in the open or closed position. The after effects of this issue include the brakes becoming hard to operate and in some cases, drag against the disc causing poor performance and fuel efficiency.
Also read: BMW G 310 GS: Road Test Review
Customers who have brought these bikes have been asked to bring them to the dealership for a free replacement. Meanwhile, the dealerships will stop delivering these motorcycles until the issue is resolved.
Since India is the export hub for both the G 310 GS and G 310 R, the possibility of the India-spec bikes being affected by this issue are quite as well. We have reached out to BMW India but are yet to receive a statement from them. Rest assured, you can stay tuned to BikeDekho for all the latest updates regarding this issue.