Mumbai: Eicher Motors, which owns the iconic Royal Enfield brand, has told industry regulators that it plans to recall around 26,300 units of Classic 350 motorcycles, according to the Economic Times.
The company has told that the move was a “precautionary measure” to prevent any mishaps due to “a potential brake issue.”
The company on Monday morning informed the industry body Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturer’s Association or SIAM and the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in line with the protocols enlisted by the authorities, ET report said.
The report quoted the Enfield officials saying that the technical team has discovered a potential issue in one of the parts -the brake reaction bracket attached to the motorcycle swing arm -used specifically on the 2021 single-channel ABS and rear drum brake Classic 350 motorcycles.
“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. The issue has been clearly isolated to the single-channel ABS, rear drum brake Classic 350 models,” the company statement said.
The Classic 350 owners whose Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) falls between September 1, 2021, and December 5, 2021, will be contacted by the Royal Enfield service teams, and/or local dealership. Alternatively, customers can visit the Royal Enfield website, or visit local Royal Enfield Workshops or call Royal Enfield on 1800 210 007 to verify, the company said.