Upcoming Enfield 650 Twin deliveries could be delayed

Both Royal Enfield and Yamaha workers have been detained at an Indian manufacturing plant due to industrial action

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FIRST REPORTED on GaadiWaadi.com, it is thought around 1700 workers have been detained by the police after a one-month long strike at a Tamil Nadu Manufacturing plant boiled over.

With 1500 workers from Royal Enfield being detained, it’s thought it could impact the deliveries of the recently launched 650cc Continental GT and Interceptor models.

The area is also home to Yamaha plant which has had 200 members of its staff caught up in the same industrial action, which has seen the works downing tools for 33 days. Royal Enfield’s workers have been inactive for 29 days with the Centre of Indian Trade Unions and Royal Enfield Employees Union organising a rally that seems to have kicked off the Mexican stand-off.

There’s no official word from the Indian brand as to whether the worries around delivery of 2019 bikes is to be affected. You have to think though, can a factory that has lost 1500 members of its workforce, still be able to run at full capacity?

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