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BMW Motorrad has issued a recall in the United States for all BMW R nineT retro-styled motorcycles over a rear turn-signal issue. According to the recall notice, the rear turn-signals may be obscured to drivers of vehicles following behind the R nineT on the road.

The recall was issued due to non-compliance with US Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108, which pertains to “lamps, reflective devices and associated equipment.” According to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website, under certain road and traffic conditions the obscured signals may increase the risk of collision.

The recall – which will begin in the US in October – affects 1,792 R nineT bikes manufactured between November 2013 to January 2015. BMW Motorrad will inform owners of affected units and will replace the turn signals with ones that have longer arms, at no charge. Meanwhile, BMW Motorrad Malaysia has confirmed that no R nineT bikes in Malaysia are affected.

As part of BMW Motorrad’s ‘Heritage’ series, the R nineT currently retails for RM99,888, inclusive of GST. Recently launched was the R nineT Scrambler, which retails for 13,000 euro (RM60,050) including 19% VAT.

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