Royal Enfield has discovered a brake calliper corrosion-related issue in a very small number of motorcycles in some specific countries. Upon investigation, it was revealed that this corrosion is brought about by sustained, long-term exposure to riding on roads treated with certain salts, or a combination of salts, to prevent the formation of ice during winters.
This corrosion causes damage to the brake calliper piston bore and assemblies, and can result in unusual braking sound, increased brake drag, and may impact braking action.
While this issue has been reported only in a small number of cases, Royal Enfield has decided to undertake a proactive, safety-related service action on the Interceptor 650, Continental GT 650 and Himalayan motorcycles sold across geographies where certain salts are used to treat roads, and can potentially cause damage to the brake calliper assemblies.
This is a precautionary service intervention and will be undertaken across the UK, the rest of Europe and Korea. With immediate effect, around 15,200 motorcycles sold in these markets will be called in for inspection, cleaning and part replacement, if required. In a later phase of the service action, as a preventive measure, the caliper assemblies on these motorcycles will be replaced with the improved part, before the end of this year.
The company claimed that it will swiftly implement the service action, and customers will be contacted through respective local dealerships.