The news of the BMW ‘Stop Sale’ notice has been confirmed in the early hours, with a statement published by WebBikeWorld, said to be sent by BMW North America:
“BMW of North America is dedicated to providing vehicles to our customers that meet their expectations. To ensure that our vehicles are of the highest industry standards, BMW performs ongoing testing and evaluation.
Following a recent quality analysis, BMW is pursuing measures to further evaluate the material used in a component of its motorcycle evaporative system, which may not have been produced to material specifications.
“As a result, BMW of North America is issuing a temporary, voluntary stop-sale for all new and pre-owned BMW motorcycle models in dealer inventory, except for the CE 04.
This temporary stop sale is not safety related and BMW owners may continue to ride their motorcycles as normal.”
The news has prompted one BMW Motorrad dealer in the US, Hermy’s BMW, Pennsylvania, to hint that it could be emissions-related, due to the all-electric CE 04 maxi scooter still being allowed to leave the showroom. It is though also important to highlight the comment on it not being safety-related, meaning those who have just bought bikes can continue to use them, and we’d assume that servicing and sales within the BMW NA dealer network can carry on as before.
Source : Visordown