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Royal Enfield Himalayan recalled, to be fixed free of cost (Update)

 
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Post the recall, the motorcycle is found to have less tappet noise.

Royal Enfield launched the Himalayan back in March 2016 at a price of INR 1.55 lakh.

Original Story – 30th June 2016

The newest Royal Enfield, Himalayan which was launched earlier this year, is being recalled. Some dealers have already contacted owners. The reason of the recall is a faulty rocker shaft and the clutch assembly. Both these faulty parts are being replaced at dealerships for free of cost.

It is believed that all units of Royal Enfield Himalayan sold till date have been affected under this new recall.

Royal Enfield Himalayan Images

Royal Enfield Himalayan is an entry-level adventure motorcycle which is based on a new platform and is powered by a new LS410 engine. Powering the Himalayan is a Long Stroke 410 cc single cylinder engine which is rated to deliver 25 PS power and 32 Nm torque.

Easily the most advanced of Royal Enfield on offer today, the company claims that Himalayan’s engine is as rugged as the bike itself. Engine oil can last for 10,000 kms, while spark plugs can last for 25,000 kms.

Royal Enfield Himalayan Engine

Royal Enfield Himalayan Engine

Designed for taking on difficult terrains, RE claims that the Himalayan is an equally good everyday bike. The newly designed chassis by Harris Performance makes sure that the bike is easy to manoeuvre in traffic jams and is equally easy to traverse through surfaces with no roads.

UPDATE – 4th July 2016

Royal Enfield has officially revealed a press statement surrounding the controversy over Himalayan recall.

“The Himalayan is Royal Enfield’s ground-up motorcycle, purpose-built for adventure and touring. Since its launch in February 2016, the Himalayan has been very well received by our customers. As a company that wants to ensure that its customers are well looked after, we are currently organizing a proactive free service update for our Himalayan customers to address certain non-critical technical issues. This will enhance their riding experience to the Himalayas this season.”

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  • Vinny

    “we are currently organizing a proactive free service update for our Himalayan customers to address certain non-critical technical issues.” – Faulty rocker shaft and the clutch assembly, Nope! Nothing critical here. Move along. Nothing Critical to See Here.