After noticing problems less than a week after delivery, customer takes Royal Enfield to court citing over forty defects with his Himalayan.
Reports on forums of minor niggles – and some more serious issues – have been consistent with regards to the new jewel in the Royal Enfield crown since launch, but now an owner of a brand new Royal Enfield Himalayan in the company’s native country of India has taken the matter a little bit further than just the usual phone call to his local dealer.
In the case brought before a judge, over forty issues and defects were cited, ranging from petrol leaking from the carburettor, unreasonably loud engine sounds, oil leaks and even gear shift issues. Taking all of this into account, along with added stories of rust issues and electrical failure, the court has ruled in favour of the man and has directed Royal Enfield to make an official reply via the court.
Other reports to be found after just a little googling, suggest paint chips inside the fuel tank causing blockages, failed suspension and even cracked frames.
Long-memoried readers will recall that the official launch video itself wasn’t free of problems, with Royal Enfield having to quickly re-edit the footage after a reported broken footpeg.