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.
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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.