Consumers have filed a total of 4 complaints for S1000 R models.
Riding 2017 bmw motorcycle with 1140 miles at 55 mph on highway and bike simply faulted out to idle rpm and neutral gear. No throttle control, no gear control. Luckily got bike off highway and had it towed to dealership (adventure bmw in chesapeake, va). They cleared fault and could not duplicate. Dangerous!! What if i were in a tunnel? I hope this is not a systemic issue.
While under brisk or heavy acceleration, the check engine light illuminates and the engine loses power, and the throttle becomes totally unresponsive. It can happen anywhere. The bike has to be completely shut off, and once restarted is runs fine. This was very dangerous as i was on a freeway under construction and there was no shoulder for me to pull off onto. I could have easily been struck by a vehicle at highway speeds. This has happened 3 times in a month.
Tl* the contact owns a 2015 bmw s1000 r. While driving at 60 mph, the kickstand failed to remain in place. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number:12v585000 (structure). The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician repaired the vehicle under the recall; however, while in park, the kickstand fractured from the frame of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken back to a dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 2,000. The vin was unavailable.
The engine stops running while coming to a stop, while stopped or when taking off. Always in first gear with the clutch disengaged or while engaging to take off. The engine usually restarts immediately but not always. A few times i've had to turn the ignition key off for a few seconds and back on to get the bike to restart. Intermittent problem. *tr