Royal Enfield has quietly introduced extended warranty packages for its range of motorcycles in a bid to enhance ownership experience and also to retain the section of customers who usually get their machines serviced by an outside mechanic once the initial warranty lapses.
Marketed under Ride Sure banner the extended warranty is available in three levels. The Ride Sure Basic package offers a warranty of 4 years (default is 2 years) or 50,000 km, whichever is earlier. The Ride Sure Basic Plus adds free road side assistance for the second, third and fourth years (first year is free for all new vehicles).
You can opt this extended warranty package for any Royal Enfield motorcycle on sale today. Be it the 350cc / 500 cc range of Classic, Thunderbird, Bullet, Electra or Himalayan or the 650 Twins.
The comprehensive Ride Sure Premium scheme is not merely an extended warranty program with road side assistance but it also offers free parts replacement for four years including consumables such as brake pads and shoes in addition to all cables.
The components that are covered under Ride Sure extended warranty schemes are fuel tank, engine cylinder head, engine block assembly, pushrod kit, piston and connecting rod assembly, crank case magneto cover, carburetor, all sensors, fuel pipe, engine fasteners, oil cooler, oil pump, fuel pump, cam plate, throttle body, transmission, sub-frame, sprag clutch, frame assembly, starter motor, hydraulic tappet, rear shocker, engine bearings, ECUs, engine flasher unit, fuel injector, valve and valve mechanism, chainstay, RH cover, front and rear brake calipers, and headlamp casing.
With all the critical components covered, the Ride Sure certainly offers a better piece of mind for the customers. Prices of the Royal Enfield Ride Sure packages depend on the vehicle model. More details can be availed at the dealerships.
Royal Enfield is in the process of updating its model lineup. While the RE 650 Twins and Himalayan adventure tourer will receive BS6 engine updates, the rest of the family is all set to progress to an entirely new generation. This would mean brand new powertrains, new frame, additional features, improved quality and new styling cues.
The first of the BS6-compliant Royal Enfield motorcycles are expected to be ready in January. The next gen Bullet, Classic and Thunderbird models are expected to be introduced before April 1, 2020 (BS6 deadline).