Royal Enfield’s Twins Are Having High Altitude Problems


Royal Enfield Continental GT
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The Higher You Go, The Bigger the Issue

Royal Enfield introduced the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 to great fanfare. People loved the bikes and they continue to love them. However, the motorcycles seem to struggle when you take them up to the super high mountain peaks in India. Riders, influencers, and bloggers who ride the motorcycles in India have complained about this considerably online. According to RideApart, Royal Enfield is now taking action.

Reports indicate that the company recently issued an ECU update for the bikes sold between November 2018 and May 2019. This update should resolve the issues related to altitude. The Automotive Research Association of India has approved the update, which means it should occur pretty soon.

While things are moving in the right direction, Royal Enfield has not yet issued an official notice to riders. That will come at a later date and should encourage people to go into dealers to get the update. It should be noted that the issue with the ECU won’t bother many riders. If you never take your motorcycle high up into the mountains you won’t experience any of these issues. However, you should take your motorcycle up there, because whey the heck wouldn’t you?

3 Comments

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    Julian Rose
    June 18, 2019
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    So how high can you go and have no problems?

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    Fred M.
    June 18, 2019
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    I guess that means if you want to ride a Royal Enfield at high altitude, you should buy a Royal Enfield Himalayan.

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    darren-p
    June 18, 2019
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    I’d rather walk

    they say you can’t buy a bad new bike anymore….

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