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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Royal Enfield in UK address UCE recall

Royal Enfield's recall of motorcycles with the new unit-constructed (UCE) motor affects only some bikes, according to a statement from the British importer, Watsonian-Squire Ltd. Watsonian posted this statement on the web site of Hitchcocks Motorcycles:

"A possible fault exists in the gearboxes on all the EFI machines with VIN numbers below those ending in 001116. Machines within this range should not be ridden. A batch of components has been identified as the cause and the necessary plans are being made now to change these in all the affected machines.VOSA (Vehicle & Operator Services Agency) are involved and as soon as the paperwork is completed the recall reference number will be published...

It goes on to say: "We appreciate that this problem will be both disappointing and inconvenient for owners, be assured that we are working hard and with all possible speed to resolve this issue. We will post further news, as it is available."

1 comment:

  1. Im sure Watsonian will do a professional job regarding this, as will CMW in the U.S. It is a shame for the early adopters of the new UCE motor bikes, but theres usually a few problems with new designs. Hopefully this will not have a lasting negative on slaes of the new bike as I really would like to see RE do well with this one!

    Malc.

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