It is rare for a motorcycle maker in the country to issue a recall. But when one of the highest selling brands in the 350cc segment does it, everyone sits up and takes notice. Royal Enfield has issued a recall for its Bullet range of motorcycles in India. There are close to 7,000 units that are affected. These bikes were manufactured between March 20- April 30, 2019. Dealers will call up the affected customers and ask them to come to the service centre.
What’s the recall for?
The brake caliper bolt on the aforementioned Bullet range of bikes (includes the Electra) was found to have incorrect torque maintained on them. This could lead to the system falling off. RE now has a proper torque fastener bolt in place. This work could take less than half an hour and will be done free of cost to the customer.
The brake caliper bolt is an integral part of the braking system of the motorcycle. It holds the brake caliper and the hose together. While no issues have been reported with the brakes of the affected bikes, RE says that this is a proactive effort from the maker.
Royal Enfield recently ABS-fied its entire range. The manufacturer has chosen to go the dual channel way rather than the single channel method adopted by many others. This has caused an increase in prices by up to Rs 10,000. While the cost has gone up, it has also ensured that these bikes brake in a safer manner thereby reducing the risk of accidents. On the launch front, the Trials range of bikes were presented in the showroom. These motorcycles are offered in the 350 and 500cc segment and have been primarily designed for trail riding.
Is your motorcycle affected by the recall? Go ahead and contact your local dealership to know more.