The 2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 features the vintage look that made Royal Efield’s motorcycles famous. But while the design language may be old, the engine and technologies used for this model are contemporary. Its single cylinder, 4 stroke engine has a displacement of 499cc and cranks out a maximum power of 27.2 bhp at 5250 rpm and 41.3 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm.
The Bullet 500 is the culmination of over 8 decades of legacy, of the longest running model in continuous production. The motorcycle is built since 1932 and during its long history the motorcycle managed to impress us with its unique styling and ride feel.
The stopping power is assured by 280mm front disc brakes. Other features include the Headlamp nacelle, housing speedometer and ammeter, a comfortable seat contoured for comfortable seating position, and the traditional mudguard with subframe.
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The Bullet 500 is the culmination of over 8 decades of legacy, of the longest running model in continuous production. Since 1932 the Bullet has mesmerized thousands all over the world with its unique styling and one of its kind feel of ride feel. The Bullet 500 is a seamless pairing of the majestic Bullet styling, performance and reliability with the new technology elements like the Electronic Fuel Injection synergized seamlessly with the period styling.The Bullet 500 is all about romancing with history on today’s terms.
- 280MM front disc brake.
- All metal front mudguard true to the original style
- Headlamp nacelle, housing speedometer and ammeter, unique only to the Bullet.
- Seat contoured for comfortable seating position.
- Traditional mudguard with subframe.
- Petrol tank with hand painted pin striping. Motif on tank faithful to period specific looks.
|Engine Type||Single Cylinder, 4 stroke|
|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|
|Gearbox||5 Speed Constant Mesh|
|Engine Oil||15 W 50 API, SL Grade JASO MA|
|Fuel Supply||Keihin Electronic Fuel Injection|
|Air Cleaner||Paper Element|
|Chassis 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|
|Ground Clearance||135 mm|
|Kerb Weight||187 Kg (with 90% Fuel & Oil)|
|Fuel Capacity||14.5 Ltr (3.2Gallon)|
|Tyres Fr.||3.25 x 19|
|Tyres Rr.||3.50 x 19|
|Brakes Front||280mm Disc, 2-Piston caliper|
|Brakes Rear||153mm Drum, Single Lead Internal Expanding|
|Tail Lamp||21 W / 5 W|
|Electrical System||12 volt - DC|
|Battery||12 volt, 14 Ah|
|Head Lamp||60 W / 55 W, HALOGEN|
CBT ---- "Gear shift was smooth, making it a perfect long distance cruiser. It was clunky, yet precise. The only setback was that the engine heat could be felt the moment we stopped. It is not that bad if the rider wears jeans or riding pants, but it is not going to be a pleasant experience if the rider is in his Bermudas."
Telegraph ---- "It’s now viable as an everyday commuter bike, which the old one wasn’t unless you didn’t mind wielding spanners every other evening, and if you’re prepared to think and ride a little laterally, this is a realistic and infinitely more characterful alternative to a scooter or bland commuter bike."