Nearly about 7000 units of Royal Enfield Bullet series including models the Royal Enfield Bullet 350, 350ES and the 500 recalled in India. As per the Chennai based bikemaker above-mentioned models manufactured between March 20, 2019 and April 30, 2019 are considered affected from a faulty brake-calliper bolt.
Related to the issue, Royal Enfield stated that the torque maintained on the brake-calliper bolts did not match the manufacturer’s quality standards. And, the recall is a safety measure taken considering the importance of concerned safety gear. Other than this, the company has also started contacting customers of affected motorcycle regarding the issue.
In terms of power, the Royal Enfield Bullet 500 is packed with a 499cc motor that is capable of developing 27.5hp and transmitting 41.3Nm of torque while the Bullet 350 and the 350ES gets power from a similar 346cc motor that makes out 20hp and 28 Nm of torque. The Bullet 350 range of motorcycles is the pocket-friendly offerings in the Royal Enfield product portfolio in India and has been updated with the rider’s aids of ABS which is a mandatory feature following the new safety norms.