Turn Signals Trigger BMW R NineT Recall

A newly announced recall from BMW Motorrad is all about having too little of a good thing.

While the BMW R NineT is admired by many for it’s minimalistic design, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has taken issue with the smallish rear turn signals on the neo-retro motorcycles.

NHTSA states that the lights are easily obscured by the number plate or tail extension when viewed from certain angles, rendering them difficult for other drivers to spot. As a result, BMW Motorrad will be replacing rear turn signals on 1,792 R NineT’s sold in North America manufactured between November 2013 and January 2015.

The recall is expected to begin on October 21, 2016. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7477 or speak to their local dealership.

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