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Royal Enfield recalls 15,200 motorcycles across Europe, Korea

21st May 2020 4:10 pm

The 650 Twins and the Himalayan have been recalled due to a potential corrosion issue with the brake calipers.

  • Royal Enfield recalls 15,200 motorcycles across Europe and Korea.

  • Affected models include Interceptor 650, Continental GT 650 and Himalayan.

  • Recall does not affect bikes sold in India.

Royal Enfield has issued a recall for 15,200 motorcycles across Europe and Korea, to address a potential brake caliper issue. The models affected by the issue include the Interceptor 650, Continental GT 650 and Himalayan.

The manufacturer discovered an issue related to brake caliper corrosion in a small number of motorcycles in specific countries. Upon investigation, it was revealed that this corrosion was 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 and accumulation of snow during winters, something commonly done in very cold countries. This corrosion causes damage to the brake caliper’s piston bore and assemblies, and 'can result in unusual braking sound, increased brake drag, and may impact braking action'.

While this issue has been reported only in a small number of cases, Royal Enfield says it has decided to undertake a proactive, safety-related service action to address the matter. The manufacturer has stated that the motorcycles in the above mentioned markets will be called in for inspection, cleaning and part replacement, if required. In a later phase of the service action, as a preventive measure, the caliper assemblies on these motorcycles will be replaced with an improved part, before the end of this year. 

Royal Enfield has also said in its press statement that the 650 Twins and the Himalayan are rigorously tested to global validation standards of quality and durability. However, since the safety of its riders is of prime importance, it has decided to carry out these proactive measures. Customers who may be affected by the issue will be contacted through their respective local dealerships.

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