BMW Motorrad (North America) has issued a recall for three models over a potential brake calliper corrosion problem. The issue affects the Made in India BMW G 310 R (2017-2020) and BMW G 310 GS (2018-2020) bikes and the China-made BMW C 400 X scooter (2019).
The recall (National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration Campaign Number: 19V593000) states that the front and the rear brake calliper pistons may corrode, which may cause the piston to stick or drag in the calliper bore. BMW will notify the owners, and dealers will replace the front and rear brake calliper, free of charge. The recall is likely to begin on 4 October 2019. BMW has also asked its dealers to stop the deliveries of all G 310 GS, G 310 R and C 400 X bikes due to the issue.
The German two-wheeler brand is yet to make any such recall notice for the G 310 R and the G 310 GS in India.
Meanwhile, the BMW Motorrad India is offering various offers such as 0% interest and 100% funding of the ex-showroom price on the G 310 R and the G 310 GS to boost their sales. The company has announced low EMI for the G 310 R (INR 6,999) and G 310 GS (INR 7,999) as well. Moreover, it has announced nation-wide roadside assistance and finance schemes for its riding gear equipment. The offer is available via BMW Financial Services’ 3asy Ride.
The BMW G 310 R and the BMW G 310 GS retail at premium price tags of INR 2.99 lakh* and INR 3.49 lakh* respectively. They have received a positive response in the international markets. Last year, BMW Motorrad delivered 24,363 units of the G 310 R and G 310 GS. The G 310 twins were among its top five selling models in 2018.
The BMW G 310 R and the BMW G 310 GS use the 313.2 cc reverse-inclined, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that pumps out 34 hp of max power and 28 Nm of peak torque. The engine is linked to a 6-speed gearbox to send the power to the rear wheel. Other hardware specifications include trellis frame, inverted front forks, adjustable rear monoshock, disc brakes on both wheels and dual-channel ABS.