Posts Tagged ‘BMW motorcycle’

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With nearly 2500 bikes affected BMW is recalling 2012 K1600 GT and K1600 GTL motorcycles for an engine control unit defect that can cause the motorcycles to stall unexpectedly.  Apparently an issue with the software is causing the problem. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) notice that this software issue could cause the engine to stall, and increase the likelihood of a crash.  The notice states

“A calibration threshold within the throttle valve control software has been determined to be overly sensitive. As a result, under certain operating conditions, an implausible signal may be registered within the engine control unit. If this happens, the engine control unit may initiate a ‘fail safe mode’ (i.e. ‘limp home mode,’ engine speed limited to approximately 2,000 rpm). In rare cases, the engine could stall, increasing the risk of a crash,”

If you have one of this motorcycles you can call  BMW customer relations at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.

There are a lot of electric motorcycle concept vehicles out there.  Most are by companies you have never heard of and, probably (as soon as the Federal “seed” money is gone) never will. But this one is different.

Husqvarna has been around for a long time and will be around for a long time more. They introduced the “E-Go Concept” bike a while back but I just ran across the bike and thought I would share.  Additionally, it looks like they have some form of partnership with BMW Motorcycles on this effort.

It is one of the few electric “dirt bike” concepts and it is really different.  The first thing I noticed was that the front suspension is on right side of bike and the rear is on the left.  Not sure how that would work in real life for it is interesting.

You can find out more on the bike at BMW Motorcycle Magazine and at TopSpeed.com.

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I rode in the Rattle The Runway Ride on the 8th of September.  Below are photos from the event.