The Bike

We shall be riding the quintessential ‘all round’ Motorcycle of India. The Royal Enfield Bullet. Ask an Indian, rider or not, to name one of the ‘best’ Motorcycles in India and almost instantaneous answer would shoot forth: “Bullet”.

The Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 500 EFI is the most technologically advanced Bullet to roll out of the Royal Enfield factory at Chennai. Featuring a fuel injected, 499cc, single cylinder UCE four stroke engine. The Bullet Classic 500 also happens to be the most powerful Bullet in production. While the styling of the Bullet Classic has received subtle touches, it still retains the quintessential classic British style that is inextricably linked to the Royal Enfield name.

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 Engine

Type Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Twinspark
Displacement 499cc
Bore x stroke 84mm x 90mm
Compression Ratio 8.5:1
Maximum Power 27.2 bhp @ 5250 rpm
Maximum Torque 41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Ignition System Digital Electronic Ignition
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 5 Speed Constant Mesh
Lubrication Wet sump
Engine Oil 15 W 50 API, SL Grade JASO MA
Fuel Supply Keihin Electronic Fuel Injection
Air Cleaner Paper Element
Engine Start Electric/Kick

Chassis & Suspension

Type Single downtube, using engine as stressed member
Front suspension Telescopic, 35mm forks, 130mm travel
Rear suspension Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload, 80mm travel

Dimensions

Wheelbase 1360 mm
Ground Clearance 135 mm
Length 2140 mm
Width 790 mm
Height 1090 mm
Kerb Weight 190 Kg (with 90% Fuel & Oil)
Fuel Capacity 13.5 Ltr

Brakes & Tires

Tyres Fr. 90/90 – 19(Domestic), 90/90 – 18(Export)
Tyres Rr. 120/80 – 18(Domestic), 110/80 – 18(Export)
Brakes Front 280mm Disc, 2-Piston caliper
Brakes Rear 153mm Drum, Single Lead Internal Expanding

Electricals

Tail Lamp 21 W / 5 W
Turn Signal Lamp
Electrical System 12 volt – DC
Battery 12 volt, 14 Ah
Head Lamp 60 W / 55 W, HALOGEN

 

 

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