Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Reviews, Features, And Others Technical Specification

About Royal Enfield:

Royal Enfield was a brand name under which The Enfield Cycle Company Limited Redditch,  Worcestershire sold motorcycles, bicycles, lawnmowers and stationary engines which they had manufactured. Enfield Cycle Company also used the brand name Enfield without Royal.

The first Royal Enfield motorcycle was built in 1901. The Enfield Cycle Company is responsible for the design and original production of the Royal Enfield Bullet, the longest-lived motorcycle design in history. Enfield’s remaining motorcycle business became part of Norton  Villiers in  1967 and that business closed in 1978. A former subsidiary continues to manufacture Royal Enfield motorcycles in India.

Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Review

Overview
QUICK FACTS & OVERVIEW
Variant Name Royal Enfield Bullet 500 (EFi)
Ex-Showroom Price (Delhi) INR 1.66 Lakh
On-Road Price (Delhi) INR 1.85 lakh (Approx.)
Mileage 25-30 kmpl (approx.)
Type Cruiser
Shades Forest Green, Black, Marsh Grey
Current Status Available
Official Tagline Made Like a Gun, Goes Like a Bullet!
Warranty 2 Years/20,000 Kms
Summary Royal Enfield Bullet 500 EFI BS4 uses the 499cc, single cylinder engine that is actually good for 27.2 BHP at 5250 rpm and 41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm. It comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox and claims a top speed of 130 kmph. A bike is a retro-modern machine that weighs 194 kg and rivals no other bike in its class. It can only be compared with the RE Classic 500, Thunderbird 500 and Himalayan in the segment. The powerful machine has enough torque at usable rpm and can be used for long rides with much ease. RE offers the same in Black, Marsh Grey, and Forest Green shade.

The popularity of Bullet in India can be imagined by the fact that every second Punjabi song features its name in it. To make this bike even more popular in urban India, Royal Enfield has launched the new variant of Bullet with a 500cc engine. Let’s check out this macho bike in detail.

Design and Style

Visually, Bullet 500 is almost identical to its younger sibling, Bullet 350. The wide and low stance of this bike can grab anyone’s attention on the road. The exposed heavy metal engine, chrome finished long silencer and brake pedal are the characteristic features of Bullet. The wide fuel tank of Bullet sits on the top of its engine and sports metal emblem on it. This fuel tank merges nicely into its low positioned seat.

The triangular tool box placed just below the seat comes with the printed name of this bike. The semi-circular grab rail at the back looks retro and gives way to the rear cowl of this bike. The chrome finished orange colored side indicators and number plate is placed on this rear cowl while you will also notice a full-size tail light at the back.

Move to the front of this bike and you will see the iconic circular face of Bullet. The bike lacks any type of cowl and features chrome plated round shaped headlight with twin pilot lamps. Royal Enfield has also placed a tiny visor on the top of this headlight which gives it a fresh look. The metal front fender complements the spoke wheels of this bike and you will also notice a new disc plate on its front wheel.

Tyre Size, Shades and Variants

Bullet 500 uses R19 sizes of tires. The only variant of this bike is available in 2 shades – Marsh Grey and Black.

Verdict

Bullet 500 is priced at INR 1.35 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi (approx., may vary)). This is probably the cheapest 500cc bike available in India. All other 500cc bikes of Royal Enfield are far more expensive than Bullet 500cc. The company also offers this bike with modern features like electric start and front disc brake. We feel it’s completely worth to buy this new cruiser machine as it offers impressive performance and gives you the great amount of comfort on long journeys.

Technical Specification Of Royal Enfield Bullet 500

DIMENSIONS, WEIGHT & CAPACITIES
Overall Length 2140 mm
Overall Width 790 mm
Overall Height 1090 mm
Ground Clearance 135 mm
Seat Height 800 mm
Wheelbase 1360 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 194 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 13.50 liters
PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE
0-100 kmph 13 secs
Top Speed 130 kmph
Mileage (City) 20 kmpl
Mileage (Highway) 30 kmpl
Mileage (Combined) 25 kmpl
INSTRUMENT CONSOLE
Speedometer Analogue
Fuel Gauge Analogue
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
Electric Start
 Yes
Pillion Footrest
  Yes
Pass Light
 No
Step-up Seat/Split Seat
  Yes
BATTERY
Battery Type Maintenance Free
Capacity 14 Ah
Voltage 12 volt
LIGHTING
Head Light 60/55 W, Halogen
Tail Light 12V, 21W/5W
Turn Signal Light (Front) 12V, R10W
Turn Signal Light (Rear) 12V, R10W
Automatic Headlamp On (AHO)
  Yes
ELECTRICALS
Electrical System 12 volt – DC
OTHER SPECIFICATIONS
Frame/Chassis Single downtube, using the engine as the stressed member
ENGINE & GEARBOX
Displacement 499 cc
No. of Cylinders 1
No. of Gears 5
Maximum Power 27.2 Bhp @ 5250 rpm
Maximum Torque 41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Engine Description Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Spark ignition, Aircooled, Fuel injection
Emission Standard BS4
Cooling Air Cooling
Fuel System Electronic fuel injection
Ignition Digital electronic ignition
Lubrication Wet sump
Compression Ratio 8.5:1
Bore 84 mm
Stroke 90 mm
Fuel Type Petrol
Oil Grade 15 W 50 API, SL Grade & above, JASO MA 2
Air Cleaner Paper Element
Bharat Stage IV (BS4)
 Yes
Gearbox Type Constant Mesh
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
BRAKES & SUSPENSION
Front Brake 280mm Disc, 2-Piston caliper
Rear Brake 153mm Drum, Single Lead Internal Expanding
Front Suspension Telescopic, 130mm travel
Rear Suspension Twin gas charged shock absorbers, 80mm travel
WHEELS & TYRES
Front Tyre 90/90 – 19
Rear Tyre 120/80 – 18
Wheel Type Spoke
Tubeless Tyres
 No
Alloy Wheels  No

Source: Auto Maxabout, And Wikipedia.org.

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