Royal Enfield Himalayan recalled reportedly for issues with the engine rocker arm assembly; clutch assembly replacement is also likely in some cases
Royal Enfield, the oldest motorcycle manufacturer in the world in continuous production, has been reported to be recalling the recently launched adventure tourer. Not everyone receiving the callback, however, as the owners of the purpose built motorcycle reporting issues have been seriously taken into account.
The Himalayan buyers have complained about the excessive engine Tappet problems prior to the supposed recall. Some of the authorised service centres of Royal Enfield captured videos of the engines with the issues and reported to the company’s headquarters according to some rumours. As the solution has been found, the recall is being conducted gradually.
The issues cropped with the rocker arm assembly which created excessive noise leading to the customers’ complaints. The rocker arm and pin on the affected bikes will either be adjusted or replaced altogether while in other cases the clutch will undergo adjustments to resolve the hard gear shifting.
A few reports emerged on the web said after the recall, the engines have become smoother and less noisy. Additionally, the acceleration has improved and the engine became linear in response. Royal Enfield seems to be making recalls in badges and therefore an official announcement in due in the coming days.
With the part replacement, the changes are said to be minor which brings a speculation that the modifications will be done to further improve the performance and overall drivability. Developed to provide a more accessible and non-extreme form of adventure touring with purpose-built features and attributes, the Himalayan is built on a duplex split cradle frame created by Harris Performance.
It has 220 mm ground clearance and rides on mono shock rear suspension. It comes powered by a 411 cc air-cooled, single-cylinder engine, with an overhead crank and carburetor, developing 24.5 bhp of maximum power at 6,500 rpm and 32 Nm of peak torque achieved at 4500 rpm. This torquey motor is coupled with a five-speed constant mesh transmission.
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