- The recall is in wake of a faulty brake caliper bolt
- Almost 7,000 units have been recalled which were built between March 2019 and April 2019
- The Bullet 350 and 350 ES are equipped with single-channel ABS
- The Bullet 500 gets a dual-channel ABS unit
Royal Enfield has announced an official recall of the Bullet 350, Bullet 350 ES (Electric Start) and Bullet 500 models. The recall was announced due to a faulty brake caliper bolt that was used on approximately 7,000 units of Bullet series. These units were manufactured between March 2019 and April 2019. The company stated that the torque maintained on the brake caliper bolts were not as per the company's quality standards. The vendors and other involved stakeholders have been informed about the development and the owners of these motorcycles are requested to visit the nearest service station.
The Royal Enfield Bullet 350 and Bullet 350 ES are powered by an air-cooled, single cylinder 346 cc motor. The motor churns out 19.8 bhp of peak power at 5,250 rpm and 28 Nm of peak torque at 4,000 rpm. On the other hand, the Bullet 500 cc is powered by a single-cylinder, air-cooled, 499 cc motor which makes 27.2 bhp of peak power at 5,250 rpm and 41 Nm of peak torque at 4,000 rpm. Both the motorcycles get a 5-speed gearbox.
For the update, Royal Enfield recently equipped the Bullet series with ABS to comply with the safety norms. The Bullet 350 gets a single-channel ABS with a single disc at the front and drum brake at the rear wheel. The Bullet 350 ES gets a single-channel ABS with single disc brake at both front and rear. These are the only motorcycle from the stable of Royal Enfield to get a single-channel ABS unit. Other offerings from the homegrown motorcycle manufacturer including the Bullet 500 is equipped with a dual-channel ABS unit.
Royal Enfield is prepping up to explore the new and untapped market as well as it is also focusing to develop bigger engines and new models in the coming years. Royal Enfield recently witnessed top management change and the company is moving towards becoming a global name in the world of motorcycles. The brand has a lot of tasks in hand and it will be interesting to see how things unfold for Royal Enfield.