Q Will a new engine stall my bike’s value?
I’ve had my 2016 BMW S1000RR since new and it’s covered 11,000 miles, but this week I had to have it recovered as the engine didn’t sound too good and it wasn’t running correctly. BMW replaced the crank shaft sensor which had failed, but the engine still didn’t sound right – there was a loud ticking noise. They now think it’s the camshaft that has worn. They might need to put a new engine in. I’m not overly happy as this will surely affect the resale value of my bike? Can I ask for a replacement bike of the same age and colour? Or, do I have to accept the engine replacement? Peter Hamidzade, email
A Answered by Dave Hodgson, Vines of Guildford The nature of the problem and the terms of BMW’S warranty mean you would struggle to get a replacement machine. In fact, your existing bike’s value could be enhanced, because if we were going to take the bike in, the ‘younger’ engine would count as a plus, not a negative.
Having a new engine under warranty shouldn’t affect your bike’s value