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Caliper corrosion

Royal Enfield has discovered a brake caliper corrosion problem in the Interceptor 650, Continental GT 650 and Himalayan models.

Investigation revealed that this corrosion is brought about by sustained, long-term exposure to riding on roads treated with certain salts and the corrosion causes damage to the brake caliper piston bore and assemblies, and can result in unusual braking sound, increased brake drag, and may impact braking action.

Royal Enfield claims the issue has been reported only in a small number of cases and has introduced a safety-related service action on effected models.

In a statement Royal Enfield went on to say “This is a precautionary service intervention and will be undertaken across the UK and the rest of Europe. Around 15,200 motorcycles sold in these markets will be called in for inspection, cleaning and part replacement.  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, if required, before the end of this year.. Royal Enfield and its authorised distributors will work closely to ensure the swift and comprehensive rectification of this issue“.

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