Royal Enfield recalls 2,36,966 motorcycles of the Classic, Bullet and Meteor models! Know why

Today Royal Enfield has announced to recall 2,36,966 unit of classic, bullet and meteor motorcycles owing to a fault in the ignition coil. "The company will be calling in close to 2,36,966 motorcycles of the Classic, Bullet and Meteor models," the firm said. Royal Enfield has said that there is a problem in the ignition coil that can result in miss firing, decreased vehicle performance, and, in certain situations, it may even cause an electric short circuit.

The company said in its statement that, "The defect was discovered during routine internal testing and the issue has been clearly identified and isolated to specific batches of material sourced from our external supplier between December 2020 and April 2021." Royal Enfield stated that the recalled motorcycles will be inspected and if required, the ignition coil will be replaced - “These motorcycles will undergo inspection and replacement of the said defective part, if required. We estimate that less than 10 per cent of these motorcycles will require replacement of the part.”

The company said that it will recall 'Meteor' bikes which were made and sold between December 2020 and April 2021, as well as 'Classic and Bullet' motorbikes made and sold between January and April 2021 and this recall process will be applicable on these three models distributed in seven different countries. “This proactive recall action will be applicable to Meteor, Classic and Bullet model motorcycles sold in India, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Australia & New Zealand and Malaysia between respective time periods mentioned above.”

Owners of the Classic, Bullet, and Meteor whose VIN (vehicle identifying number) falls between the manufacture dates between December 2020 and April 2021 will be contacted by Royal Enfield service teams. They can also contact their local Royal Enfield workshops on their own initiative.

Royal Enfield is a multinational Indian motorcycle manufacturing company located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the youth's fantasy bikes because of its distinct classic design and appearance.

by Ananya | Wed, May 19 - 06:16 PM

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