Royal Enfield Himalayan Recalled in USA; 4,500+ Units Affected

In the United States, Royal Enfield has issued a recall for the Himalayan adventure-tourer. The recall applies to around 4,800 units manufactured between March 1, 2017 and February 28, 2021. As per the bikemaker, the recall has been issued due to "loss of brake function from calliper corrosion".

By Reetika Bhatt | on March 10, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

The Himalayan adventure-tourer motorbike manufactured between 2017 and 2021 has been recalled by Royal Enfield in the USA. The bikemaker confirmed in an official statement to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it has recalled 4,891 Royal Enfield Himalayan motorcycles due to 'loss of brake function from calliper corrosion'.The models in question were produced between March 1, 2017, and February 28, 2021. According to the company, brake function may be reduced or lost entirely if brake callipers are corroded by the salt used to treat country roads in the winter. The affected motorcycles' front and rear brake callipers will be replaced as a result of the firm's voluntary recall.

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The issue was identified with the aid of Brembo, the manufacturer of the brake callipers for the Royal Enfield Himalayan, and Bosch, the manufacturer of the company's braking components for ABS. Royal Enfield expanded to the US after receiving positive feedback in the UK market. It might continue to extend further to other global markets, such as Europe, Japan, and South Korea. According to the company, the problem may cause unusual noises when braking and may also produce a burning odour from near the callipers. Users may also find it difficult to manually push the Royal Enfield Himalayan.

However, Royal Enfield has not issued a recall in India as of yet because there is little to no exposure to clearing salts here, given our weather conditions.

Royal Enfield: Past Recalls

For the uninitiated, this is not the first time Royal Enfield had to recall its motorcycles. In 2020, the company recalled over 15,000 Royal Enfield 650 twins and the Royal Enfield Himalayan motorcycles. A similar issue was raised at the time. The 2020 recall took place in the United Kingdom, Europe, and South Korea.

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2023 Royal Enfield 650 Twins: India Launch Update

The firm may soon introduce the all-new Royal Enfield 650 Twins motorcycle in India with changes like alloy wheels, a new engine, and LED lighting. According to reports, the motorcycle has an updated engine that complies with India's stricter OBD-2 emission standards, which will come into effect on April 1.

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