BMW Motorad, the two wheel arm of the brand, has issued a recall for nearly 49,000 motorcycles in the U.S. and Canada.

The trouble seems to be the flanges that hold the rear wheel can crack if bolts are too tight.

When this occurs and the wheel could come off, as the bolts securing it to the bike have loosened.

The dealer will replace the aluminum flange with a steel one free of charge.

The problem was first noticed after a 2004 model year bike crashed in Spain injuring the riders.

The recall covers these models:

2005-2010 R1200GS and R1200RT

2006-2010 R1200GS Adventure

2007-2010 R1200R, 2007 R1200S and K1200R Sport

2005-2007 R1200ST

2008-2009 HP2 Megamoto

2006 HP2 Enduro

2008-2010 HP2 Sport

2005-2008 K1200S

2006-2008 K1200R and K1200GT

2009-2011 K1300S

2010-2011 K1300R

2009-2010 K1300GT


The repair are expected to start April 21st.