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[Resolved]  Royal Enfield - Thunderbird — manufacturing defects- thunderbird

Dear Sir

with reference to below complaints, would like to bring to your notice another unusual problem in your bike, yesterday evening on my way back to home from office, i was driving my bike on about 60kmph speed and all of sudden the oil level indicator(made of glass) got burst ed and engine oil started leaking from the same.

today i have informed your reputed dealership Kay's Auto about the same and they said bring it to workshop without thinking that engine can seize due to oil leakage, after my request them to attained the complaint at my place since i don't want my bike to get any further damage they told me we will arrange the same, but as of now there is no action has been taken and they are not even bother to revert to me..after 3hrs i called them back to find out about the above said matter they said they are arranging for the part.

i would like you to take necessary action ASAP.where in i have already lost my faith in Royal Enfield.
kindly change this bike to me because i cant trust in this particular bike anymore even after rectification of the problem, being an Automobile Engineer by qualification i cant trust it, since it can develop any damages/problems any time.

This bike has done only 700 kms and troubling me from the very first day of purchase

your immediate action will be appreciate.

Vivek Arora

--- On Mon, 7/13/09, vivek honda <[protected]> wrote:

From: vivek honda <[protected]>
Subject: manufacturing defects- thunderbird -RE
Date: Monday, July 13, 2009, 4:18 PM

Service Headquarters,
Royal Enfield,

Myself Vivek Arora, I had purchased the ROYALENFIELD THUNDERBIRD, CHASSIS NO- ME3U3S5C09F-005780, ENGINE NO-U3S5C09F-005780 REG.NO-DL1SS-1341 from KAY'S AUTOMOBILES, DELHI recently. Since that time I have been facing various problems due to negligence of authorized service station.Please note below mentioned problems.

By the time of delivery from showroom i have noticed that bike is wobbling in slow speed and the same also informed to dealer officials and assured me that during 1st service they will take care for the same.after my two visits for servicing and for the same this has not been resolved yet.they have even replaced the complete RR wheel swing arm, both frt and RR tyres with rim, which clearly indicate that there is some manufacturing defect in my bike.after all this exercise they have told me that they wants Engineer from Royal Enfield to inspect the same.

Handle was not straight100%. It was slightly distrubed, they have tilt it on other side .didnt even bohter to open the handle bar to resolve the problem.But still the problem is it has started making noise on bumps or ruff roads.

This bike has done only 700 kms till now, and giving me all troubles from the very first day as it wobbles, their is no stablity on the road, always seems that im driving a bike with puncher tyre.they want me to bring the bike again to their workshop to rectify above said problems which is quite impossible for me as im also into Automobile industry and looking after-sales for a reputated brand like HONDA cars india, kindly arrange to inspect/rectfy the same in Mahadev Agency, Noida as its near by my office and i can leave my bike for complete day.
With this im lossing confidence in a big Brand like Royal Enfield.

Kindly look after the same ASAP.

Vivek Arora
Complaint marked as Resolved Aug 14, 2020
Complaint comments  8 CommentsShareTweet


Royal Enfield,

Yes, i can understand your problem, you should have opted for the royal enfield std 350cc, which in my suggestion is the original bullet, while the rest are all modded.Remember RE is a british motorcycle, they did not make thunderbird, the original bike of royal enfield is only the Bullet std 350.
This is P.Vijay Benedict, i am working as a s/w engineer in a MNC, at Chennai,
I bought a Royal Enfield Thunderbird on 28th April 2010 from Adyar showroom(Chennai), and since then I was having Battery Problem, they replaced the battery 4 times, and still the bike has not completed the 400Km, and now the service person told that during the first service, it will be taken care, and now he is telling, he has to check the line or the coil, I think now a days Royal Enfield has lost their Pride, they are not producing good bikes, If it happens again, I will go to Consumer Court, I need immediate response...

Royal Enfield has to do something to fix my Issue...
I am also facing engine oil leakage problem. If it is a manufacturing defect then it should be fixed. If I have spent 1.1 lack rupee to own a bike then I can expect a tention free bike.

Ravinder Kumar
i am arya of chennai i have booked my bike on june 17 2010 in adayar showroom they said that your bike will be delivered on 90 days from the date of booking the date which they told has got over but till i have not got my bike...
i have also booked a thunderbird black on 15 Jun 2010.The bike was to be delivered on 15 Sep, now they say that it would take some more time. what nonsense is this?
RAM from chennai

thunderbird — service

Unsatisfied with bike service,
My bike have problem of engine oil leakage from whole engine, agency servicer said that it can't be solve the leakage problem and fuel average decrease in last two service, I took 5 service after bike purchased.
yes am agree, i also have 350cc royal enfield and in last time service the worker of royal enfield authorised work shop shorting some wire and he simply says this is not my falt ur battery have some problem, my battery is only 1 yr old amron battery and finally am going to replace the battery, they all are bunch of bastad.they all are unprofessional and dump the name of royal enfield.This work shop situated in gaziabad, sahibabad.
Dear sir,

I have booked Thunderbird 350cc four months back i.e dated 5-8-2012. in ravi motors, Vadodara, Gujarat.
but since from two months i am waiting for delivery of my Thunderbird but suddenly model was changed from the royal enfield, i agree to buy new model but as per your dealer at vadodara, they says that it will take another 4 months.

so you are requested to do needful at your end.otherwise i should cancel my booking.

thanks with regards,
Atit Patel

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