Royal Enfield's latest motorcycle, the Himalayan has reportedly been recalled over an issue with the rocker shaft and the clutch assembly. Though an official statement from the company is yet to be released, the dealerships have already started inspecting Himalayan motorcycles in this regard.
Royal Enfield will replace both parts free of cost at their authorised service centres, reports Bikewale. The report also suggests that there were complaints from the customers over noisy engine, rectified with rocker replacement fix.
The Himalayan priced at Rs. 1.73 lakh on-road Delhi, currently commands over four months of waiting period. The first adventure motorcycle from the Chennai based manufacturer is powered by an all new 411cc oil-cooled single-cylinder engine that is tuned to dish out 24.5bhp at 6,500rpm and 32Nm torque between 4,000 and 4,500rpm, paired with five-speed transmission. The motorcycle is offered in two colour options — Granite and Snow.
Riding on Himalayan and the Classic range of bikes, Royal Enfield sold 49,060 units of motorcycle in the domestic market in June 2016. The figure shows 34 percent growth compared to the 36, 597 units in June 2015. The export also saw increasing from 744 unit in June 2015 to 1,622 units in June 2016.
Eicher Motors, the parent company of Royal Enfield has plans to sell 9 lakh bikes by 2018-19, while the current target stands at 6.75 lakh units for 2016-17. The company also plans to expand its dealerships network by adding 100 in 2016.