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Royal Enfield Bullet 350 Twinspark

`1 lac*
*Ex-Showroom Price Delhi
  • Kmpl
    40
  • Engine cc
    346
  • Bhp
    19.8
  • Max. Speed
    95
  • Gear Box
    5

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Royal Enfield Bullet 350

Review

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. 

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Design

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.

Engine & Performance

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.

Braking & Handling

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. 

Safety Features

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. 

Pros

Thunderous Torquey Engine
Unique Retro and Offbeat Styling
Build Quality

Cons

Poor Fuel Economy
Noise and Vibrations
Old-Fashioned Instrument Console

News Update

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. 

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