The Royal Enfield Himalayan is a whole new species of adventure motorcycle that has been willingly embraced by the public. Offering off-road ability and long travel suspension, the Himalayan is aimed at those who wish to ride off to remote locations for the asking price of INR 1.55 lakh (Ex-showroom, Maharashtra).
However, the Royal Enfield Himalayan seems to be suffering from a variety of transmission issues. The owners of the first few production batches of the Royal Enfield Himalayan have been complaining about a coarse engine and high tappet noises while riding. Royal Enfield has looked into the issue has decided to recall the bike. The Royal Enfield Himalayan recall is in effect and the company has started contacting the owners to address the issue at hand.
The high tappet noise and coarse performance which necessitated the Royal Enfield Himalayan recall have been traced back to a faulty rocker shaft and clutch assembly. Royal Enfield will be fixing the bikes free of cost. Some owners will be contacted for the Royal Enfield Himalayan recall while others will receive the fix on their first service. RE will be replacing the faulty rocker units, which are responsible for the opening and closing of the valves. The new rockers are said to highly reduce the engine noise, and make for smoother engine performance as well.
The fix will also be implemented on the bikes that are yet to be delivered to their respective owners. The inconsistency might be caused due to the brand new nature of the Himalayan engine. The 411cc oil-cooled engine being brand new engine and made exclusively for the Himalayan.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan recall is bad news for the company at a time when they have been on an aggressive expansion plan following record growth and sales numbers for the company.
The grand old Indian motorcycling company, Royal Enfield, has been a perennial favourite of the Indian biker. In fact, an Enfield has been the life-long dream of many an Indian, with bikes being passed down from father to son as family treasures. The good old thump of the Enfield has been an iconic sound that has thrilled the country for many years. The company has been going places in recently, with the Continental GT café racer and the Himalayan adventure motorcycle opening up new avenues for Royal Enfield besides their established cruiser and standard line-up. Their offerings in India include the Bullet, Classic, Thunderbird, Continental GT and the Himalayan.