Royal Enfield Bullet recalled

Nearly 7,000 units of the popular cruiser have been affected due to a faulty brake caliper bolt.

Royal Enfield has recalled 7,000 units of the Bullet to fix a faulty brake caliper bolt, a component which holds the brake caliper and brake hose in place. The affected models include the Bullet 350, Bullet 350 ES and Bullet 500 manufactured between March 20 to April 30 this year.

  • Bullet 500, 350 and 350 ES recalled for a faulty brake caliper bolt.
  • Bikes manufacturer between March 20 to April 30, 2019 are said to be affected.
  • Royal Enfield will replace the faulty component at no extra cost to the customer.

In a statement, Royal Enfield said, “This is because service investigations revealed that the torque maintained on brake caliper bolts, as supplied by a vendor, on a few of these motorcycles were not as per stringent Royal Enfield quality standards."

The company will be contacting affected customers soon and replace the faulty component at no extra cost. However, we recommend taking your motorcycle to the bikemaker’s service centre for a thorough inspection.

The Bullet 500 is powered by a 499cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine which produces 28PS of power and 41.3Nm of torque. The Bullet 350 and 350 ES, on the other hand, are powered by a 346cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine which churns out 20PS of power and 28Nm of torque.

While the Bullet 500 gets front and rear disc brakes coupled with a dual-channel ABS, the Bullet 350 and Bullet 350 ES get a 280mm front disc, a drum brake at the rear. The two cruisers also get a single-channel ABS as standard.

Source: PTI

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