BMW has announced that it will increase the warranty period on its new motorcycles from two to three years, which comes in with immediate effect.
The German company is offering the additional 12 months cover on top of the statutory two year warranty covering all new motorcycles. The warranty covers free repairs or parts replacement in the event of manufacture or material defect, with no mileage limits. New BMW buyers will also have access to three years European roadside assistance as part of the package.
Nick Reece, national aftersales manager for BMW Motorrad UK, said that the move was about providing reassurance to new bike buyers, commenting: “The change to this support package matches perfectly the needs of our customers. With worldwide cover for warranty, including unlimited mileage, and Roadside Assistance wherever you are in Europe, those riders who choose to use their bikes for holiday and adventure travel – as many do – can now travel with added reassurance.”
The increased warranty covers all standard motorcycles in the BMW range, from the £4620 G310R to the £18890 K1600GTL, although if you happen to be thinking of dropping £68,000 on a track only HP4 RACE, you might be a bit disappointed to know that it has its own, more considerably restricted, warranty to reflect the ‘not for street use’ nature of the highly tuned superbike.