1st September, 2015: Royal Enfield Bullet is seen as one of the oldest production motorcycles in India which has truly shown a heavy sales volume over the years. The bike currently comes in three variants namely: Bullet 500, Bullet Electra and Bullet 350. Since its inception, the manufacturer has made some considerable changes to it like the gearshift lever has been shifted to the left and the employment of an electric start. RE Bullet 500 comes with a torquey 499cc engine that produces 26.1bhp of power and 40.9Nm of torque. On the other hand, its younger mates, Bullet 350 and Electra receive their potential from a 346cc engine churning out a supreme power of 19.8bhp and a net torque of 28Nm. While Bullet 500 is available across the dealerships in two colours: Forest Green and Black, the remaining two motorcycles sport four interesting colours namely: Black, Electra Silver, Electra Black and Electra Red.
|Royal Enfield Bullet 350 Twinspark||Manual||
Single Cylinder, 4 Stroke, Twinspark
|40 Kmpl||19.8 bhp @ 5250 rpm|
Royal Enfield Bullet is the oldest motorcycle in the country which has succeeded well in maintaining its existence over a prolonged period of time. The bike was introduced firstly in 1948 and has been in continuous production since then. Based on an old-school cruiser motorcycle concept, it is the flagship model of the company and has gone through some minor changes time to time to stay competitive in the market.
Royal Enfield Bullet 500 is propelled by a 499cc, single cylinder, four-stroke, twinspark, air-cooled engine that generates a net power of 26.1bhp at 5,100rpm with a peak torque of 40.9Nm at 3,800rpm. The carbureted mill comes mated to a five-speed constant mesh gearbox and uses wet multiplate clutch assembly. The bike is equipped with 90/90 - 19 front and 120/80 - 18 rear tyres with elegant spoke wheels. The stopping power to them is provided a 280mm front disc and a 153mm rear drum brake. The suspension system consists of telescopic forks at the front and twin gas-charged shock absorbers at the rear.
The bike has been designed on a retro cruiser bike theme and the basic philosophy behind its styling has remained unchanged over the past few decades. The front section has a rounded headlamp with twin pilot lamps, which the company calls tiger eye lamps. The chrome headlight casing looks premium and blesses the bike with an appealing front. The fuel tank is neatly crafted which now comes with Royal Enfield badges on both sides and gives an upright riding position to the rider. The vintage style step up seat comes thickly cushioned and offers comfort to the rider and pillion. The rear end receives a small rounded tail lamp that completes the overall body profile quite impressively.
With body dimensions of 2,140mm x 810mm x 1,110mm (LxWxH) and a wheelbase of 1,370mm, the bike comes with an appealing and handsome personality. A minimum ground clearance of 135mm ensures good stability around the corners. Royal Enfield Bullet 500 receives a 13.5 liter fuel tank that offers a fair range after filling it up to the full. The instrumentation of the bike is done traditionally that displays speed, distance and fuel gauge in an analogue manner.
Royal Enfield Classic 500 comes with an elegant and appealing body design that has remained unchanged from the past. The front profile receives a signature rounded headlamp enclosed within chromed headlight casing and accompanied by twin tiger eye lamps carry a perfect cruiser bike charm. The fuel tank design remains the same and now features a Royal Enfield winged badge on both sides. The long contoured stepup seat makes longer rides stress free and comfortable. At the rear end, a padded pillion grab rail is present that holds a vintage feel. A rounded tail lamp looks magnificent and further enhances the visuals of the bike.
The body dimensions of the bike are: 2,140mm x 810mm x 1,110mm (LxWxH) that give an indispensable public appearance. The wheelbase of 1,370mm and a minimum ground clearance of 135mm gives this cruiser a superb handling and stability. The bike is fitted with a 13.5 liter fuel tank and weighs 193kgs, being a bit bulkier and heavier than the conventional motorcycles. The instrumentation remains plain and simple comprising of an analogue speedometer and a fuel gauge.
Royal Enfield Bullet comes in three variants equipped with two engines having different displacements. Bullet 500 is propelled by a 499cc, single cylinder, four-stroke, twinspark, air-cooled engine that comes mated to a five-speed constant mesh gearbox. It develops a maximum power of 26.1bhp at 5,100rpm with an earth shattering net torque of 40.9Nm at 3,800rpm. The carburetor is paired with a throttle position sensor to give a better throttle response and power delivery.
On the other hand, Bullet Electra and Bullet 350 comes powered by a 346cc, single cylinder, four-stroke twinspark mill that produces a maximum power of 19.8bhp at 5,250rpm with a peak torque of 28Nm at 4,000rpm. It uses transistorized coil ignition system and breathes through a paper filter. Out of the three, Bullet Electra and Bullet 500 are available with an easy electric start.
RE Bullet 500 comes with 90/90 - 19 front and 120/80 - 18 rear tyres with durable spoke wheels. The braking is done with the help of 280mm disc brake with twin-piston calliper at the front and 153mm internal expanding drum brake at the rear. The bike avails a comfortable and stress free ride through telescopic forks upfront and twin gas charged shock absorbers at the rear.
Royal Enfield Bullet 500 comes with a powerful 12V-35/35W front headlight that gives a good vision in dark conditions. The 280mm disc brake offers a commendable stopping power and works fine in all conditions. The twin rear view mirrors avoids any accidents by keeping the rider aware of any incoming traffic approaching him from behind.
Thunderous Torquey Engine
Unique Retro and Offbeat Styling
Poor Fuel Economy
Noise and Vibrations
Old-Fashioned Instrument Console
This is an awesome bike available at the price of 1,47,400. The bike is available in 3 colours. I bought the royal maroon option. The bike has self start facility but no digital speedometer or fuel gauge. The speedometer is analogue. The bike gives a mileage of around 33 kilometer per liter on a normal traffic road. The fuel tank capacity is about 12 litres (approx).Hence for long journeys there is no need ...
The Royal Enfield Bullet 350 combines a classic style with modern technologies to deliver a fairly unique riding experience. Compared to the previous generations, the latest model features a longer wheels base and bigger tires which help it stay better planted on its wheels. At the heart of the motorcycle sits a single cylinder, 4 stroke, twinspark engine with a displacement of 346 cc. Fire it up and it w...
Good :Styling, seating position, great power, makes heads turn Bad :Gearbox, rear drum breaks Full Review Style The Royal Enfield has been a style statement and a status symbol from the colonial times. The Classic 350 does not fall short of this discription. When you ride a Classic 350 you are sure to make heads turn. The chrome parts, the perfect paint job, and the thumping makes you feel proud and tall...
First about the looks there is no change as the old retro bullet look with the gold livery emblem with the name royal enfield is maintained. The old 1963 look has still been preserved and nothing less earns the name on the tank.The brake pedal is on the right and the gear shift is on the left .This is a 5 speed 350cc std bullet which now comes with the new UCE engine. The UCE engine on which I have done 300...
I am a proud to be an owner of RE Bullet 350 Twinspark UCE model. Note that this review is not classic or tbts model but for the new standard bullet.First about the looks there is no change as the old retro bullet look with the gold livery emblem with the name royal enfield is maintained. The old 1963 look has still been preserved and nothing less earns the name on the tank.The brake pedal is on the right a...
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