LAUNCHED : The Iconic Bullet with 500cc powerplant

Royal Enfield (RE) has launched another new model, the BULLET 500. 

RE has pumped up its iconic brand Bullet with a new 499cc carbureted Unit Construction Engine (UCE), the same that powers the Classic 500 but without Fuel Injection (FI)

The new Bullet 500 produces 26.1 bhp@5100rpm  and a mind blowing torque of 40.9Nm@3800rpm. Now cruise on any road no matter how smooth/rough/steep. No sweat!



Price :

The new Bullet is priced at 1.53 lakhs ex-showroom price throughout the country. At first the bike will be available in only select locations and after the production takes pace it will be available in all the regions. 


Lets compare it with its other siblings :


Model
Ex-Showroom Price (Mumbai)
Classic 500 Chrome
Rs. 1,69,290
Thunderbird 500 Standard
Rs. 1,69,290
Classic 500 Desert Storm
Rs. 1,61,975
Classic 500 Standard
Rs. 1,59,885
Bullet 500 Standard
Rs. 1,53,000
Thunderbird 350 Standard
Rs. 1,43,000
Classic 350 Standard
Rs. 1,22,771
Bullet Electra 350 Twinspark Disc/Electric start
Rs. 1,15,157
Bullet 350 Twinspark Drum /Kick start
Rs. 1,03,455


As you can see from the price list. The Bullet 500 is the cheapest 500cc RE bike you can buy


Features :



Electric Start




Electric Start

All the latest bullets now come with Electric start. This one is no exception. This is a big relief for those new to the RE bikes and also those who do not wish to injure their legs due to the mighty strong kick-back from the engine if you do not properly perform the kick and mind you it really takes a lot for leg-power to start a Bullet!!







Tiger Eyes - Pilot Lamps



Tiger Eyes

The pilot lamps adds style and are practical. RE likes to call them as Tiger Eyes. All the electricals in the new Bullet is powered by a 12V DC battery, including the headlamps and pilot-lamps. So you get a stable luminosity and its not depended on the engine revs any more.








500cc enigne



500cc Engine


The iconic Bullet gets the biggest engne available from RE. Single-cylindered 4-stroke twin-spark air-cooled 499cc engine which produces 26.1 bhp@5100rpm and 40.9Nm@3800rpm. The fuel supply system is Carburettor with Throttle Position Sensor








Cushioned Back Rest on Grab Rails




Cushioned Grab Rails

The Bullet 500 gets cushioned pillion grail rail which adds classic style to the look of the bike along with much needed lower-back support for the pillion on the longer rides.











Legendary Winged Badge Redesigned





Legendary Winged Badge Redesigned

 This Bullet 500 gets a new and unique silver and gold coloured Royal Enfield Winged Badge. This badge with is new colour-tone suits the Forest Green paint on the bike. More Style to your Bullet!









19-inch big front wheels




Bigger Front Wheels

The front wheel is 19-inch big with 90/90 section tyres. Interestingly the the rear wheel is just 18-inch albeit with 120/80 section tyres. The Bullet 500 comes with MRF Zapper as factory fitted tyres










Front Disc Brake with 2 piston callipers




Front Disc Brake with 2 piston callipers

The front disc now comes with 2 piston callipers for more powerful braking. This is essential since you have a mammoth 599cc engine powering the bullet.











Traditional Bullet Seat





Traditional Bullet Seat


The big traditional seat gives both the rider and the pillion comfort over long rides.














Vintage Tail Lamp


Keep it up with its tradition the new bullet gets a retro-styled vintage tail lamp. And this is both pratical and looks classy!!










Technical Specifications :



ENGINE

TYPE
SINGLE CYLINDER, 4 STROKE, TWINSPARK, AIRCOOLED
DISPLACEMENT
499CC
BORE X STROKE
84MM X 90MM
MAXIMUM POWER
26.1 BHP @ 5100 RPM
MAXIMUM TORQUE
40.9 NM @ 3800 RPM
IGNITION SYSTEM
TCI UNIT, MULTI CURVE
CLUTCH
WET, MULTI-PLATE
GEARBOX
5 SPEED CONSTANT MESH
LUBRICATION
WET SUMP
ENGINE OIL
OIL 15 W 50 API, SL GRADE JASO MA
FUEL SUPPLY
CARBURETTOR WITH THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR
AIR CLEANER
CORRUGATED PAPER ELEMENT
ENGINE START
ELECTRIC/KICK


CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

TYPE
SINGLE DOWNTUBE, USING ENGINE AS STRESSED MEMBER
FRONT SUSPENSION
TELESCOPIC, 130MM TRAVEL
REAR SUSPENSION
TWIN GAS CHARGED SHOCK ABSORBERS, 80MM TRAVEL



BRAKES & TYRES

TYRES FR.
90/90 - 19
TYRES RR.
120/80 - 18
BRAKES FRONT
280MM DISC, 2-PISTON CALIPER
BRAKES REAR
153MM DRUM, SINGLE LEAD INTERNAL EXPANDING


DIMENSIONS

WHEELBASE
1370 MM
GROUND CLEARANCE
135 MM
LENGTH
2140 MM
WIDTH
810 MM (WITHOUT MIRROR)
HEIGHT
1110 MM (WITHOUT MIRROR)
KERB WEIGHT (WITH 90% FUEL )
193 KG
FUEL CAPACITY
13.5 LTR


ELECTRICALS

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
12 VOLT - DC
BATTERY
12 VOLT, 14 AH
12 VOLT, 14 AH
60/55 W, HALOG
TAIL LAMP
12V, 21W/5W


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