Royal Enfield was initially a British company which used to build motorcycles back in the 1950s. Despite many difficulties the name continued to survive till our days through Indian built versions.
The relation between Royal Enfield and India began in 1956 when an Indian factory started to assemble Royal Enfield bikes. After nine years, the British company was officially dead, but the Indians continued to build bikes and in 1995 they bought the rights to use the British name. It’s a pretty complicated story, but we’re glad to see that such a classic name wasn’t lost in the fog of history.
The 2013 Royal Enfield Bullert G5 has a classic style which underlines the old origins of the company. Though, the vintage look is mixed with a pretty modern engine which has a 499 cc displacement and offers a maximum output of 27.5 BHP.
Hit the jump for more information on the 2012 Royal Enfield Bullet G5 Classic.
Experience one of the greatest traditions in motorcycling history in a whole new way. The Bullet G5 Classic is a completely modern, fuel-injected, low-maintenance motorcycle built in the image of the world-famous 1955 Bullet Classic.
Its striking one-color style and hand-painted pinstripes pop with vintage authenticity, but this is not your father’s Bullet. The fully-integrated unit construction engine offers unprecendented fuel economy, higher cruising speeds, and the latest emissions stanards.
- All-new, fully-integrated unit construction engine
- Styled after world-famous 1955 Bullet
- Stunning one-color design with hand-painted pinstripes
- Improved suspension, higher cruising speeds, and better handling
- Pagani turn signals, 19" Avon Speedmaster Mk. II tires
- Incredible 85 mpg fuel economy*
- Built to meet Euro III and other modern emissions standards
- Industry-leading 2 year, unlimited-mileage manufacturer warranty
|Engine||Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke, Spark Ignition, Air Cooled, OHV|
|Cubic Capacity||499 cc|
|Engine Output/Torque||27.5 BHP, 41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm|
|Fuel System||Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)|
|Electrical||12V System; Headlamp 60/55W; Tail lamp 21/5W|
|Transmission||5-Speed gearbox with left side gear shift|
|Suspension||Gas-filled shock absorbers|
|Brakes- Front||280mm Disc brake|
|Brakes- Rear||152mm Drum brake|
|Tires - Front||3.25 x 19in|
|Tires - Rear||3.50 x 19in|
|Dimension - L x W x B||50in x 32in x 42in|
|Wheel Base||54 inches|
|Ground Clearance||5.5 inches|
|Weight (Wet)||412 lbs|
Cycleworld ---- "Because of my nature, I looked for something to work on. But there was nothing. No belt to adjust on the generator drive. No points to check. The rear drum brake has a wear indicator, so I didn’t even have to inspect the linings. With that Keihin EFI, idle mixture takes care of itself, too. The valves even have hydraulic tappets, and those never need attention, either."
Naaptol ---- "Experience one of the greatest traditions in motorcycling history in a whole new way. The Bullet G5 is a completely modern, fuel-injected, lowmaintenance motorcycle built in the image of the world-famous 1955 Bullet. The striking, hand-painted style of the G5 pops with vintage authenticity, but this is not your father?s Bullet. The all-new, fully integrated unit construction engine offers the latest in engine management technology for outstanding fuel economy, simplified maintenance, and higher cruising speeds."