2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 recalled due to rear brake issue

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Royal Enfield has issued a recall for close to 26,300 motorcycles of the new Royal Enfield Classic 350 due to a potential issue with the rear brake in the drum-brake variant of the bike. According to a statement from Royal Enfield, the company’s technical team has discovered a potential issue in one of the parts, the brake reaction bracket attached to the motorcycle swingarm, used specifically on the 2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 single-channel ABS and rear drum brake variant. According to Royal Enfield, under specific riding conditions, it was discovered that exceptionally higher braking load applied on the rear brake pedal could lead to potential damage of the reaction bracket, which could further lead to unusual braking noise, and potential deterioration of braking efficiency in extreme conditions.

The issue has been clearly isolated to the single-channel ABS, rear drum brake Classic 350 models, manufactured between September 1, 2021 and December 5, 2021. Keeping the safety of customers in mind, and as a precautionary measure, we have decided to proactively call in close to 26,300 single-channel ABS and rear-drum-brake enabled Classic 350 models and reinforce the brake reaction bracket of the swing arm for all units, the statement added.

The issue has been clearly isolated to the single-channel ABS, rear drum brake Classic 350 models, manufactured between September 1, 2021 and December 5, 2021. Keeping the safety of customers in mind, and as a precautionary measure, we have decided to proactively call in close to 26,300 single-channel ABS and rear-drum-brake enabled Classic 350 models and reinforce the brake reaction bracket of the swing arm for all units, the statement added.

The 2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 was launched in September 2021, and is built on an all-new platform, with a new single-cylinder, SOHC engine, new dual downtube chassis and features new suspension and braking system. The Classic 350 is Royal Enfield’s bestselling model, and over the past decade, Royal Enfield has sold more than 40,00,000 Classic 350 motorcycles. Unlike past iterations of the Classic 350, the 2021 RE Classic 350 has been positioned as a global model, to be sold around the world.

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