Royal Enfield Himalayan Recalled
Launched amidst great fanfare and longing expectations, the Royal Enfield Himalayan seems to be suffering from certain transmission issues.
Launched amidst great fanfare and longing expectations, the Royal Enfield Himalayan seems to be suffering from certain transmission issues. The owners of the bike’s initial batches have been complaining about a coarse engine and high tappet noise while riding. RE have looked into the issue and have started contacting the owners to recall and address the issue at hand.
The high tappet noise and coarse performance have been traced back to a faulty rocker shaft and clutch assembly. RE will be fixing the bikes free of cost, and while some owners will be contacted for a recall, 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’s engine. The 411cc oil-cooled engine is an all new unit that was made specifically for the Himalayan.
The engine outputs 24.5 HP of power and 32 Nm of torque. The Himalayan is currently priced at Rs 1.73 lakh (on-road, Delhi) and enjoys a 4 month waiting period. Royal Enfield will be constantly tweaking and improving these inconsistencies in latter batches of the Himalayan.