One of the most popular Indian motorcycle manufacturers, Royal Enfield have issued a recall of their 350cc and 500cc models of the Bullet and Electra for a faulty disc brake caliper bolt. It is reported that a total number of 7,000 Royal Enfield motorbikes have been affected, those manufactured between 20th of March and 30th of April 2019.
Both the bikes are quite popular in the Royal Enfield motorcycle line-up and customers are urged to check whether their motorbikes are affected by the recall, and if so, then contact their nearest Royal Enfield authorised service centre to resolve the issue. The issue was identified during a service inspection when the said bolt failed to reach the specified torque standard set by Royal Enfield. The brand is taking charge of the recall and ensures that reparative actions will be taken on the affected vehicles.
The Royal Enfield Bullet 350/500 and the Electra 350 comes with a 280mm hydraulic disc brake with 2-piston caliper on the front and a 240mm hydraulic disc with a single-piston caliper on the rear. A mechanical internal expanding 153mm drum provides braking on the Electra 350. The Bullet 350/500 comes equipped with a dual-channel ABS.
The engine on the Royal Enfield Bullet 500 is a 499cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, twin-spark motor producing 27.2 BHP of power @ 5250 RPM and 41.3 Nm of torque @ 4000 RPM coupled to a 5-speed constant mesh gearbox. The fuel is delivered via an electronic fuel-injection system. And the engine on the Royal Enfield Electra 350 is a 346cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, twin-spark motor producing 19.8 BHP of power @ 5250 RPM and 28 Nm of torque @ 4000 RPM coupled to a 5-speed constant mesh gearbox. The fuel is supplied by a 29mm diameter constant vacuum carburettor.
In related news, a new generation Royal Enfield Classic 350/500 has been recently spotted testing and is expected to be launched by next year.