India’s premium motorcycle manufaturer Royal Enfield today voluntarily recalled 26,300 units of Classic 350 produced between September 1, 2021 and December 5, 2021 due to a potential brake issue as a “precautionary measure”.
“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, manufactured between September 1, 2021 and December 5, 2021,” the release said.
Royal Enfield service teams or local dealerships will reach out to the consumers whose motorcycle vehicle identification number (VIN) number falls within the mentioned manufacturing period. Consumers can also proactively visit the company website or reach out to their local Royal Enfield workshops regarding the issue, Royal Enfield, which is a part of Eicher Motors.
It must be noted that the issue has been isolated to the 2022 Classic 350 models with the single-channel ABS and rear drum brake (Redditch series). According to Royal Enfield, through the recall, it will reinforce the brake reaction bracket of the swing-arm of all the affected units.
“We have robust and rigorous testing and development protocols, and adhere to global validation standards of quality and durability. However, issues like this can arise under specific, extreme riding conditions, and we are committed to resolving this at the soonest, with minimum inconvenience for our customers,” the company stated.