I hope this is a manufacturing and not an engineering error. My new front for my 18 is on order.
I have a BMW 335i (2008) and when that motor came out they had three years of woes with high pressure fuel pumps due to engineering issues. It got old quick but eventually the propeller heads figured out a fix and no problems since.
As important as this bike is to BMW Motorrad sales I bet they'll jump on the problem and make it right. Just might take a while.
Obviously a manufacturing defect. BMW doesn't make their own wheels and it was an issue with their supplier. Its limited to a small few month window of productions, according to the "recall" information at BMW.