Best Bullet Bikes
Published On Dec 23, 2021 05:11:00 PM
In India, classic motorcycles have always been rather popular, and whenever a discussion about this topic arises, the first bike that comes to everyone's mind is none other than the Royal Enfield Bullet. There are many other classic bikes in the market, most of them made by Royal Enfield. But even though some of them outsell the original Bullet by a huge margin, these are still referred to as “Bullets”. That's the kind of fame the "Bullet" enjoys! So today at BikeDekho we bring you the top five bikes that are termed as the "Bullet" by the uninitiated.
Starting with the original itself, the Royal Enfield Bullet is known for its macho looks, thump and commanding riding position it offers. The Bullet is powered by a 346cc single-cylinder air-cooled petrol engine that churns out 19.36PS of power at 5,250rpm and 28Nm of torque at 4,000rpm. The bike is offered in two variants, and the ex-showroom price starts at Rs 1,38,726.
The new generation Classic 350 is the latest product in Royal Enfield's arsenal. The latest iteration of the bike retains the retro design, is underpinned by the latest Meteor's J platform and at its heart sits an all-new 349cc single-cylinder air-and-oil-cooled motor that delivers 20.48PS of power at 4,000rpm and 27Nm of torque at 6,100rpm. The new Classic 350 is offered in a total of five variants and eleven colour options with prices starting at Rs 1,84,374.
The Meteor 350 is a cruiser motorcycle that replaced the venerable Royal Enfield Thunderbird. It is offered in a total of three variants and seven colour options. The cruiser bike gets a tall windscreen upfront, teardrop-shaped 15-litre fuel tank, split-type seat with pillion backrest and forward set footpegs. The Meteor 350 draws power from the same 349cc mill that you now find in the new Classic 350 and puts out 20.48PS of power at 4,000rpm and 27Nm of torque at 6,100rpm. Prices for the Meteor 350 start at Rs 1,98,537.
The Interceptor 650 is the most affordable multi-cylinder 650cc bike that you can buy right now in the Indian market. The Interceptor has all the design elements that you expect from a retro-style roadster, such as a round headlight, twin-pod instrument cluster, upright handlebar and a teardrop shaped fuel tank. The bike comes with a single-piece seat, twin upswept exhausts and 18-inch spoke wheels at both ends. The Interceptor 650 is powered by a 648cc air-and-oil-cooled parallel twin engine that produces 47.65PS of power at 7,250rpm and 52Nm of torque at 5,250rpm. The ex-showroom price of the bike starts at Rs 2,81,518.
The Continental GT 650 is a cafe racer model in Royal Enfield's product portfolio. This bike is again priced very attractively, starting at Rs 2,98,079 ex-showroom. Since it’s built on the same platform as the Interceptor, it shares the same engine, same frame, same suspension and even the same 18-inch wire spoke wheels. But being a cafe racer, it gets a more aggressive riding position with low-set clip on handlebars, a single rider seat, and more rearset footpegs. Of course, for those who want to carry a pillion, Royal Enfield offers a twin seat as an accessory.