‘Seun Ibukun-Oni, Abuja
DAILY COURIER – The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has barred dealers from selling China’s BMW 478 K1600, and K1600 GT motorcycles due to faulty Shock Absorbers.
A statement issued by the Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, said that the BMW (CHINA) Automobile Trading Company recalled 478 K1600 and K1600 GT motorcycles for faulty shock absorbers.
The statement read: “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 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 on 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 to avoid any mishap.”