I'm more than a bit surprised at some of the recriminations I've been reading. Find me a manufacturer these days who hasn't issued a recall - Toyota, BMW, anyone. No manufacturer is perfect. It's how the manufacturer handles their problems that reveals their sense of responsibility. Does anyone remember exploding Ford Pintos, and the revelation that internal company memos argued that it would cost less to pay lawsuit claims for the injuries and deaths caused by the fuel tank than to fix the problem? I, for one, am delighted Royal Enfield decided not to take that approach.I have a lovely green 500CC porch ornament at the moment, and I'm as impatient as anyone to get it on the road again. But I'm perfectly happy with the way RE and Kevin have handled the issue. Not only are the problems being fixed, we're getting a free upgrade in spec, with a renewed two-year warranty at the end of it. That's worth the wait as far as I'm concerned.
It doesn't evoke sympathy when it's been just over 1 month. Certainly not MONTHS.
I think Rusty and I both had additional issues and downtime on top of the recall
I just hope that if and when I get to ride it again it continues to put a smile on my face. Keep an eye on e-bay just in case.
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