Royal Enfield Recalls Motorcycles for Brake Issue

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Source: Motor Cycle News post

REDDITCH, U.K. – Royal Enfield have issued a recall for the Interceptor 650, Continental GT and Himalayan motorcycles to fix a potential problem with corroding Bybre brake calipers.

The firm have recalled 15,200 bikes across the U.K., the rest of Europe and South Korea, however MCN (MotorCycle News) understands that just four U.K. bikes have suffered this issue.

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A Royal Enfield spokesperson said the problem was due to “long-term exposure to riding on roads treated with certain salts, or a combination of salts, to prevent formation of ice during winters.”

If a customer’s bike is afffected by this recall, the firm’s local representatives will be in touch for inspection, cleaning and parts replacement if required in the first instance. MCN is told that caliper replacement will occur as a preventative measure in a later phase of service action, before the end of 2020.

The Royal Enfield spokesperson said: “We would like to reiterate that the 650 Twin motorcycles, the Himalayan are rigorously tested 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. We are committed to swiftly implement the service action, and customers will be contacted through respective local dealerships.”

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