According to a media report, the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 owners are receiving a new set of rear suspension. The new suspension is equipped with a rubber buffer which was missing on the first lot of motorcycles. Adding to that, the Royal Enfield customers can avail the part free of cost from authorised Royal Enfield dealerships if their bikes do not have the said part.
It is important to know that Royal Enfield has not yet announced about any such part recall.
The Royal Enfield 650 Twins (Interceptor and Continental GT) employ a 648cc, air/oil cooled, 4-valve/cylinder, parallel-twin, SOHC engine that produces 47 BHP of power @ 7250 RPM and 52 Nm of torque @ 5250 RPM paired to a 6-speed gearbox with a slipper assist clutch and twin throttle bodies with Bosch fuel-injection and engine management system.
The suspension on the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 is a 41mm telescopic front forks and twin coil-over shocks on the rear. The braking duties are performed by twin-piston Brembo derived calipers on a single 320mm hydraulic unit on the front and a 240mm rear disc equipped with Bosch dual-channel ABS system. The wheels are 18-inch spoked aluminium alloy units.
The brand has made the motorcycle available globally and is already exporting the Interceptor INT 650 and the Continental GT 650 in overseas markets like Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea, USA and the UK. Though the domestic sales are down since the past few months the exports sales performance has improved and the global sales volume could reach up to 1 million units per annum in the next five to ten years.
In related news, we have reported that Royal Enfield had recalled the Bullet and Bullet Electra model for a faulty brake caliper bolt. The motorbikes manufactured between 20th of March and 30th of April were affected by the recall and the bikes will get the part replaced without any extra cost at Royal Enfield authorised service centres.