Bmw R 1200 Rt Vehicle Speed Control Safety Reviews

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Bmw R 1200 Rt 2004
Bmw Of North America, Llc
Safety incident date:
June 10, 2006
Fairfield, CA

2004 r1150r motorcycle with only 2400 miles on it. throttle stuck going into a sharp turn. handle moved but engine speed did not decrease. i sustained major injuries (back broken in two places and 5 broken ribs) and the bike was totalled. my full face helmet and 13 days in icu saved my life. *jb

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 2415 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WB10439A24Z. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 30, 2005. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 2 cylinders. Bmw R 1200 RT 2004 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Bmw R 1200 RT 2004 Vehicle Speed Control Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 25 mph. Dealer's name: San Jose Bmw . Dealer's telephone number: 408- 295-0205 . Dealer's city: San Jose . Dealer's state code: CA. Dealer's zipcode: 95128 .

Bmw R 1200 Rt 2006
Bmw Of North America, Llc
Safety incident date:
June 27, 2014
Zebulon, NC

i was cruising along on my bmw r1200 rt at the 70mph speed limit when all the sudden the brake failure light flashed repeatedly on the dash, along with a red warning triangle. i immediately look for the next exit, but before i get to the exit, i encounter a heavy rain. when i try to slow the bike, the brakes are numb, and very difficult to press. this causes an immediate panic, but i'm able to slow the bike after a very long interval. i park the bike and read the owners manual about the failure. it is described as a serious failure which will cause the servo assist to be deactivated, but the bike is still rideable. since i was over 300 miles from home, i attempted to manage the problem as the manual recommended. the bike is basically unrideable and not controllable when this error appears. there is no way to control your stop, and this is nothing like just losing your abs, and having to resort to regular brakes. this is like having about 30% of your brakes available! which is terrifying. i don't know why this system is designed this way,or why bmw would suggest it's okay to continue to ride in this manner. i felt like my chances of being in an accident were increased by 120%. this braking system is dangerous. so much so, that i found out that bmw discontinued its use after the 2006 production and went with a totally new system. this system was only used for 2 years on the r1200rt. i would love to know why this system wasn't recalled, and what bmw knows about the failure potential. maybe that's why they discontinued it. i felt my life was put in danger by riding this motorcycle. bmw should be held accountable. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 7806 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 70 mph.