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Royal Enfield may recall 15,200 units from export markets

By T E Narasimhan
May 21, 2020 18:55 IST
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This is a precautionary service intervention, and will be undertaken across the UK, rest of Europe and South Korea, the company said.

Royal Enfield has decided to recall 15,200 motorcycles from various international markets after it discovered a brake caliper corrosion-related issue.

This is a precautionary service intervention, and will be undertaken across the UK, rest of Europe and South Korea, said the company.

 

With immediate effect, 15,200 motorcycles sold in these markets will be called for inspection, cleaning and part replacement, if required, said the company.

Upon investigation, it was revealed that this corrosion is brought about by sustained, long-term exposure to riding on roads treated with certain salts, or a combination of salts, to prevent formation of ice during winters.

This corrosion causes damage to the brake caliper piston bore and assemblies, and can result in unusual braking sound, increased brake drag, and may impact braking action, said the company.

While this issue has been reported only in a small number of cases, Royal Enfield has decided to undertake a proactive, safety-related service action on the Interceptor 650, Continental GT 650 and Himalayan motorcycles.

“We would like to reiterate that the 650 Twin motorcycles and the Himalayan are rigorously tested according to global validation standards of quality and durability.

"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,” said the company.

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