Royal Enfield has issued a recall for nearly 2.37 Lakh units of Classic, Bullet and Meteor models. They have recalled over a faulty ignition coil that can cause misfiring, reduced vehicle performance and in rare cases, an electric short circuit. The company will call in Meteor motorcycles manufactured and sold between December 2020 and April 2021 while the Classic and Bullet manufactured and sold between January and April 2021 also come under this recall. These motorcycles will undergo inspection and replacement of the said defective part, if required.
The defect was discovered during routine internal testing and the issue has been clearly identified and isolated to specific batches of material sourced from the external supplier of this part between December 2020 and April 2021. Not only India, but Royal Enfield will recall units of Meteor, Classic and Bullet sold in various global markets such as Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Australia & New Zealand and Malaysia between the time periods mentioned before. Royal Enfield service teams, and/or local dealerships will reach out to consumers whose motorcycle Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) number falls within the defective manufacturing period. The buyers can also proactively reach out to their local Royal Enfield Workshops, or call Royal Enfield on 1800 210 007 to verify.
The Chennai-based bikemaker has estimated that less than 10 percent of these motorcycles will require replacement of the part. While the issue is rare and does not impact all motorcycles manufactured during the above mentioned period, in keeping with safety regulations and as a precautionary measure, Royal Enfield has decided to undertake a proactive, company-initiated recall of select motorcycles models produced in the time period. Meanwhile, in other news, the brand is working on the new-gen 2021 Classic and it could be introduced by the end of this year in the Indian market. In addition, Royal Enfield is also readying an all-new Classic motorcycle which could be christened as Classic 650, but that is for 2021.