FRSC warns against use of recalled BMW motorcycles

Ezekiel Johnson
Ezekiel Johnson
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The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has warned against the sale or use of K1600 and K1600 GT motorcycles with production dates of between June 28, 2017, to September 19, 2018, manufactured by BMW.

The announcement was made by the spokesman of the FRSC, Mr. Bisi Kazeem, in a statement quoting the Acting Corps Marshal, Dauda Ali Biu.

The warning followed the recall of the affected motorcycles by their manufacturers as a result of faulty shock absorbers which may cause mishap.

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The statement by the spokesman, Bisi Kazeem, reads:

“The Federal Road Safety Corps wishes to draw the attention of the motoring public, particularly those who are presently using K1600 and K1600 GT Motorcycles with production dates of between 28 June, 2017 to 19 September, 2018 that the manufacturers, BMW have recalled the affected motorcycles due to faulty shock absorbers.

“According to the report contained in a memo forwarded by the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, the BMW (China) Automobile Trading Company Limited revealed that the withdrawal of the motorbikes commenced from 7 September, 2022.

“The withdrawal is specifically premised on the fact that the hinged tie rods at the rear shock absorber cannot reach the designed strength and may break over time, posing a safety hazard.

“The Acting Corps Marshal, Dauda Ali Biu, is by this notice, admonishing the general public, particularly dealers and riders of these categories of vehicles, to desist from selling or using the identified motorcycles on Nigerian roads so as to avoid any mishap.”

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