Royal Enfield announced the recall of 26,300 units of Classic 350 citing an issue with the rear brake of the motorcycle.
Royal Enfield recently launched the all-new Classic 350 motorcycle in the country. The new Royal Enfield Classic 350 motorcycle has been performing very well in the Indian two-wheeler market and the company recently rolled out the 100,000th unit of the motorcycle.
Now, Royal Enfield has stated that the company will recall 26,300 units of its Classic 350 motorcycles produced between the months of September and December of this year.
According to Royal Enfield, the brake reaction bracket attached to the motorcycle swingarm has a potential issue that could lead to the rear brake not working up to its efficiency. This part has been used on the single-channel ABS variant and rear drum brake variant of the new Royal Enfield Classic 350 motorcycle.
“Under specific riding conditions, it was discovered that exceptionally higher braking load applied on the rear brake pedal could lead to potential damage of the reaction bracket, which could further lead to unusual braking noise, and potential deterioration of braking efficiency in extreme conditions.” said the statement.
It is also worth mentioning that, only the Royal Enfield Classic 350 single-channel ABS and rear drum variants have issues related to its rear brakes. Like all automobile recalls, this issue will also be rectified free of cost.
For the recall of the affected motorcycles, the owners of the respective motorcycles will be contacted by the Royal Enfield team and dealerships on the basis of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) number which falls within the mentioned manufacturing period falls.
After being contacted, the owners of the Classic 350 motorcycle will be asked to bring the motorcycle to the service centre, where Royal Enfield will rectify the potential issue related to its rear brakes.
The statement also said that the customers can also proactively visit the Royal Enfield website, reach out to their local Royal Enfield Workshops, or call Royal Enfield toll-free number(1800-210-007) to check if their motorcycle falls under the recall.
“At Royal Enfield, we have robust and rigorous testing and development protocols, and adhere to global validation standards of quality and durability. However, issues like this can arise under specific, extreme riding conditions, and we are committed to resolving this at the soonest, with minimum inconvenience for our customers.” Said the statement regarding the recalls.
Thoughts About The New Royal Enfield Classic 350
The new Royal Enfield Classic 350 is one of the most-awaited motorcycles in the country and Royal Enfield has done a commendable job on the new Classic 350 by improving the motorcycle on various fronts.
Speaking about the recall, it is not a bad thing as the company has identified the issue and will be rectifying it free of cost.