The popular motorcycle manufacturer, Royal Enfield recently recalled 15,200 units its bike models. The company reported that internationally available, Interceptor 650, Continental GT 650 and Himalayan motorcycles have an issue with corrosion, which has forced them to recall these models. The engineers notice a severe problem in brake calliper corrosion in a few units.
However, the numbers are limited to a few nations only. The problem is caused by longer exposure to riding the bike on roads employed with specific salts, or an aggregate of salts, to inhibit the accumulation of ice in winters. The issue damages the brake calliper piston bore and parts. It results in extreme braking sound, risen brake annoyance. It can affect braking performance as said by the bike maker.
According to Royal Enfield, “This is a precautionary service intervention and will be undertaken across the UK, the rest of Europe and Korea. With immediate effect, around 15,200 motorcycles sold in these markets will be called in for inspection, cleaning and part replacement, if required.”
As said earlier, the model units are affected in a few countries only, but the company cannot take the risk when it comes to the safety of customers. The engineers will displace the calliper equipment of the Interceptor 650, Continental GT 650 and Himalayan motorcycles with upgraded elements that will assure the safety standard of the bikes. The process can be accomplished by the end of this year.
The customers will be reached by the showrooms for significant servicing. “The safety of our riders is of prime importance to us at Royal Enfield and we are deeply committed to the duty of care to all our customers. We are committed to swiftly implement the service action, and customers will be contacted through respective local dealerships.” The 650 twins and Himalayan has a bold design, which has attracted young-gen customers.
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