MILWAUKEE – Royal Enfield North America Limited has informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTS) it would recall certain 2018-2020 model year Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 motorcycles which might suffer from brake caliper corrosion.
According to a letter from NHTSA to Royal Enfield, “Corroded brake calipers may cause the brakes to drag or decrease braking performance, increasing the risk of a crash.”
The specific number of affected vehicles has not been disclosed nor has a remedy for the situation or the timing of owner notification.
The company acknowledge road salt could be at the root of the problem, its presence causing the corrosion.
Royal Enfield Recalls Motorcycles for Brake Issue
A similar situation in Europe and South Korea resulted in owners being told to bring their motorcycles to the company’s dealers for inspection, cleaning of the calipers, and, if necessary, replacement of the affected parts.
The NHTSA recall campaign is 21V-045.