Royal Enfield has initiated a recall due to a defect in one of the parts discovered during routine internal testing. The defect lies in the ignition coil that can cause misfiring, reduced vehicle performance and in rare cases, an electric short circuit. Currently, efforts are being made to isolate specific batches of the material sourced from the company’s external supplier between December 2020 and April 2021.
Do note that this is specific only to the Classic, Bullet and Meteor models and does not impact all motorcycles manufactured during the above mentioned period. Hence, the company-initiated recall of select motorcycles models produced in the above mentioned time period. Royal Enfield will be recalling close to 2,36,966 motorcycles of the aforementioned models in India, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Australia & New Zealand and Malaysia.
This will include Meteor models manufactured and sold between December 2020 and April 2021; Classic and Bullet models manufactured and sold between January and April 2021. Post this, the motorcycles will undergo inspection and replacement of the defective part, if at all required. Folks at Royal Enfield estimate that less than 10 percent of these models will require a replacement of the ignition coil.
If your Royal Enfield falls under this category, don’t worry. Royal Enfield service teams, and/or local dealerships will reach out to consumers whose motorcycle Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) falls in said category. However, if you wish to reach out to your local Royal Enfield workshop or just enquire with the company itself, you can always do so by reaching out on 1800 210 007 to verify.