2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 recalled over faulty braking hardware
Royal Enfield has issued a recall order for 26,300 units of the Classic 350 motorbike in India manufactured between September 1 and December 5 this year. An issue with the brake reaction bracket attached to the swingarm might affect the two-wheeler's single-channel ABS and rear drum brake versions. Owners of the affected motorcycles will be contacted by local dealerships and the brand's service teams.
- The brand claims that if an exceptionally high braking load is applied on the rear brake pedal of the affected Classic 350, the reaction bracket may suffer damage.
- In extreme conditions, this might result in unusual braking noises and deterioration of the braking efficiency.
- The recall order seems worrying as the vehicle has just hit the 1 lakh production milestone.
The 2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 is built on a twin downtube frame and sports a teardrop-shaped fuel tank, one or two seats, a lengthy exhaust, and a round headlight as well as mirrors. The motorcycle packs a halogen headlamp, a bulb taillight, a semi-digital instrument cluster, and rides on spoked/alloy wheels. It weighs 195kg and can store 13 liters of fuel.
The 2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 draws power from a BS6-compliant 349cc, 4-stroke, single-cylinder engine linked to a 5-speed gearbox. The mill generates a maximum power of 20hp at 6,100rpm and a peak torque of 27Nm at 4,000rpm.
The 2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 is equipped with a disc brake on the front wheel, a disc/drum brake on the rear wheel, and single/dual-channel ABS for better handling on the roads. Suspension duties on the vehicle are taken care of by 41mm telescopic forks on the front side and dual shock absorbers with 6-step preload adjustability on the rear end.
In India, the Royal Enfield Classic 350 retro-styled cruiser bike begins at Rs. 1.84 lakh and goes up to Rs. 2.15 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom, Delhi). The bike is available in 11 color options.