Royal Enfield announced a recall of approximately 236,966 motorcycles across several models due to ignition coil defects that can cause misfiring and, in extreme cases, an electric short circuit. In India, the world’s largest motorcycle market, Royal Enfield has a devoted fan following for its range of cruisers and classic-looking motorcycles.
Royal Enfield said in a statement that the recall would affect Meteor, Classic, and Bullet motorcycles sold in India, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, and Malaysia.
The company confirmed that the defect was discovered during routine internal testing, and the problem is limited to specific batches of material sourced from our external supplier between December 2020 and April 2021. The problem is uncommon, and it does not affect all motorcycles produced during that time span, it added.
After the announcement, shares of Eicher Motors, which also makes trucks and buses through a joint venture with Sweden’s Volvo, trimmed some gains and were last up 0.3 percent amid a weak Indian market. Royal Enfield also stated that it expects the faulty component to be replaced in less than 10% of the recalled motorcycles.
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