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2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500


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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.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500.

Overview

Royal Enfield Bullet 500

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.

Features

  • 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.

Specifications

Royal Enfield Bullet 500
Engine TypeSingle Cylinder, 4 stroke
Displacement499cc
Bore x stroke84mm x 90mm
Compression Ratio8.5 : 1
Maximum Power27.2 bhp @ 5250 rpm
Maximum Torque41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Ignition SystemDigital Electronic Ignition
ClutchWet, multi-plate
Gearbox5 Speed Constant Mesh
LubricationWet sump
Engine Oil15 W 50 API, SL Grade JASO MA
Fuel SupplyKeihin Electronic Fuel Injection
Air CleanerPaper Element
Engine StartElectric/Kick
Chassis TypeSingle downtube, using engine as stressed member
Front suspensionTelescopic, 35mm forks, 130mm travel
Rear suspensionTwin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload, 80mm travel
Wheelbase1370 mm
Ground Clearance135 mm
Length2200 mm
Width800 mm
Height1120 mm
Kerb Weight187 Kg (with 90% Fuel & Oil)
Fuel Capacity14.5 Ltr (3.2Gallon)
Tyres Fr.3.25 x 19
Tyres Rr.3.50 x 19
Brakes Front280mm Disc, 2-Piston caliper
Brakes Rear153mm Drum, Single Lead Internal Expanding
Tail Lamp21 W / 5 W
Electrical System12 volt - DC
Battery12 volt, 14 Ah
Head Lamp60 W / 55 W, HALOGEN

Quotes

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."



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