Royal Enfield Himalayan Owner Faces 40 Defects in His Bike | Files Legal Case Against the Brand

Royal Enfield Himalayan is currently the talk of the town for a wrong reason. An owner named M. Puneeth filed a case against the company for selling him a defective machine with around 40 manufacturing defects. The court has even announced a decision in his favor. Being an engineer, Puneeth felt that their was something wrong in the motorcycle from the first day of his purchase and went on to file a case once he was unable to control his regret for buying the Himalayan. Here is video by News9 covering the issues being faced by Puneeth:

Royal Enfield Himalayan Owner Faces 40 Defects in His Bike

The time he bought the motorcycle, he found 8-10 defects that included petrol leakage from carburetor and tank, noisy engine, gear shift issues and engine oil leak. The first week report added hard gear shifts and even few breakdowns on the road. He bought the same from Jagdamba Automobiles and explained his experience as the worst one for buying a motorcycle. Officials have even put up a notice in all RE dealerships to inspect every Himalayan that comes in for service.


Royal Enfield Himalayan has been updated on the official website with fuel injection. The motorcycle uses a 411 cc, single cylinder engine producing 24.5 PS and 32 Nm of torque. It could have been a game changer for the manufacturer if no problem would have surfaced from its built quality. It tackles the need of adventure riders while in real world driving conditions, Himalayan has been reported to develop cracks around its frame and fuel tank.

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We recently posted a detailed article regarding the Reliability & Quality Issues Being Faced by Royal Enfield Himalayan Owners in India

Royal Enfield Himalayan was seen as a ray of hope by millions of fans who wished to win all kinds of terrain in the country. It looked like Royal Enfield finally got some typical off-road action in their pocket and then came these array of customer reported quality issues. The same is growing day by day as people are reporting multiple failures of various components on the motorcycle. The first was seen on the official video where CS Santosh was performing stunts and the right foot peg broke during the shoot.


Royal Enfield Himalayan Owners Facing Reliability & Quality Issues 

The bike was made for adventure lovers but has disappointed many in terms. Ankit Soni was at the dealership to buy his dream bike and the one which he was about to receive was leaking fuel before the delivery. The problems ranging from blocked fuel pipe, fuel tank chipping, gearbox failures, rusting, dis-assembly of front forks and even the bike pulling to one side has been faced by many riders. The crack in one of the chassis of the Himalayan was even the most doubtful thing among other shocking problems.


Royal Enfield’s top management officials have generated a long list of changes that are to be made to every Himalayan, once it comes to the service center for regular checkups. They want the guys at every dealership to replace the clutch, inspect and replace (if required) T-stem, replace magneto coil, check for valve rubbing noise and replace if required, check tyre crack complaints and listen to the customer feedback attentively. They have even warned that if things get bad at dealer level, they will take the issue seriously.

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Cracked Chassis


Flywheel key split into half 


Rusted & Damaged Front Suspension


One of the Owners Faced Fuel supply blockage due to Chipping of paint inside the fuel tank

Images & Data Source – RushLane | TeamBHP