Royal Enfield recalls over 15,000 Interceptor 650 twins to fix brake corrosion in UK , Europe and Korea

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Royal Enfield recalls over 15,000 Interceptor 650 twins to fix brake corrosion in UK , Europe and Korea
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World’s largest cruiser bike maker Royal Enfield on Wednesday stated it was recalling 15,200 models of its 650 twins — Interceptor and Continental GT, and Himalayan to repair a brake caliper corrosion associated subject in markets like UK, Europe and Korea.

The corporate stated the corrosion might trigger injury to brake caliper piston bore and assemblies and end in uncommon braking sound, elevated brake drag and might also affect brake motion.

“We found the problem in a really small variety of bikes in some particular international locations. Upon investigation, it was revealed that this corrosion is led to by sustained, long-term publicity to using on roads handled with sure salts, or a mix of salts, to stop formation of ice throughout winters,” the corporate stated in an announcement. “We now have  determined to undertake a proactive, safety-related service motion on the Interceptor 650, Continental GT 650 and Himalayan bikes bought throughout geographies the place sure salts are used to deal with roads, and may probably trigger injury to the brake caliper assemblies.”

“This can be a precautionary service intervention, and can be undertaken throughout the UK, the remainder of Europe and Korea. With quick impact, round 15,200 bikes bought in these markets can be referred to as in for inspection, cleansing and half substitute, if required. In a later part of the service motion, as a safety measure, the caliper assemblies on these bikes can be changed with the improved half, earlier than the top of this 12 months.”

Launched in 2018, the 650 twins are the most costly mobikes made by Enfield until date. It’s also the primary twin cylinder engine mobike the corporate has made beneath the possession of the Lals of Eicher Motor who took over the agency in 1994. The bikes have been conceptualised to assist Enfield achieve traction in additional mature markets like Europe and the US the place larger and sooner bikes are in vogue.   

“We wish to reiterate that the 650 Twin bikes, the Himalayan are rigorously examined to international validation requirements of high quality and sturdiness,” the corporate stated. “The protection of our riders is of prime significance to us at Royal Enfield and we’re deeply dedicated to the responsibility of care to all our clients. We’re dedicated to swiftly implement the service motion, and clients can be contacted via respective native dealerships.”

This isn’t the primary time although that any automobile made in India has confronted a corrosion-related subject abroad. In 2014, French carmaker Renault issued a recall within the UK, of its compact SUV Duster which was then being made at its Indian manufacturing facility in Chennai. The recall was to deal with the same corrosion subject within the automobile. Manufacturing of the Duster for the UK market was subsequently moved out of Chennai to its East European manufacturing facility in Pitesti in Romania.

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