BMW G310 Twins Recalled in America because of a small issue with the side stand. India models very likely to be delivered without this problem
Recalls are something which both, the manufacturer and customer try their best to stay away from. As a customer, we expect the product to come out of the factory to be in perfect condition. However due to huge production numbers, sometimes the flaws in the finished product can get overlooked which calls for recalls and rectification.
The case is similar with the BMW G 310 R and the G 310 GS. The Bavarian machines were recalled in the US due to an issue with their side-stand and the frame. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), both the bikes come with defective side-stands which can get damaged after prolonged use. Its no only regarding the side stand but also the frame that it attaches too. The frame too can break in case of repetitive use. No need to panic though as this problem will be rectified by BMW without any additional charges. This issue will not pose an immediate threat to the owners, but over time if it is not rectified, it could possibly lead to a broken side-stand and its frame.
A total of 2,376 motorcycles are affected by this recall. BMW Motorrad will notify the respective owners as well as its dealers. The dealers will replace the side-stand and/or the frame if at all necessary. Just like every other recall, customers will not have to shell a penny out of their wallets. The recall will begin from 7th of August, 2018.
The two bikes were launched in India on the 18th of July. Both the G 310 R and the G 310 GS come with identical engines but differ in the chassis department. The R is more road biased while the GS is intended for light off-road use. The R retails at a price tag of INR 2.99 lacs whereas the GS retails at INR 3.49 lacs. Both prices ex-showroom Delhi.