With over a century of manufacturing motorcycles that have driven the passion and lifecycle of enthusiast across the globe, Royal Enfield is one of the oldest cruiser brands in India. Since 1932, RE Bullet has mesmerized thousands with its unique styling along with one of its kind of feel of riding. It exports the motorcycles to over 20 countries and today classifies its creations under three distinct lines – The Bullet, the Thunderbird and the Classic.
The legendary Royal Enfield Bullet needs no introduction. It is one of the well known and old products by RE which although has been given various modern touches, but has retained the same old school styling even now. The popular RE Bullet products include the Classic 350, the Classic 500, the Thunderbird 350, the Thunderbird 500 and the Bullet Electra. The latest to join the bandwagon, Continental GT continues the magnificent history of the company combining an iconic style with new technologies.
Bullet’s hand-painted pinstripes and classic metal fuel tank along with ‘tiger eyed’ pilot lamps enhance its visual appeal. Packed with power, fuel efficiency, reliability and drop dead classic styling, Royal Enfield Bullet still maintains its impeccable lineage that it has withheld for decades altogether.
Being a powerful model, the fuel efficiency score of Royal Enfield Bullet have always been impressive. Royal Enfield Bullet 350 and Royal Enfield Bullet Electra offer a mileage of 35 kmpl, while Bullet 500 render mileage of 30 kmpl. Continental GT, the latest bike by Royal Enfield, is powered by a single cylinder, 4 stroke air-cooled engine, having a peak power of 29.1 bhp and a maximum torque output of 44 Nm at 5100 rpm and 4000 rpm respectively.
With a 499cc single cylinder 4 stroke twin spark engine, the Classic Desert Storm produces power of 27.2 bhp at 5250 rpm along with the peak torque of 41.3 Nm at 4000 rpm. The Thunderbird 500 and the Classic 500 share the same engine specifications, power and torque that the Classic Desert Storm offers.
Performance & Handling
When it comes to the performance and handling, all Royal Enfield Bullet models are of top notch quality. Unlike the 350, Electra has the option of electric start and ensures an easy and safe night driving with 35 w halogen headlamp. Electra 350’s 1370 mm wheelbase coupled with 3.25X 19 inch tyres offers an easy handling platform. The Classic Desert Storm has both the options of kick and electric start. The superior braking technology of Continental GT allows stop your bike easily while riding at a high speed.
The legendary bike’s main competitors
The Royal Enfield has no such competition in our Indian market as it is a worthy cruiser and has been priced very well. However, known for its powerful and strong bikes, Triumph is one of the major competitors to Royal Enfield Bullet with its different models like Classic, Cruiser, Roadster, Superbike and Touring. One of the most successful cruisers in the Indian market, the Bajaj Avenger is also in the race offering performance, responsiveness and comfort of a sports bike. But with the superior features and outstanding looks, Royal Enfield Bullet stands very confidently against its competitors.
Being a trusted brand and an industry leader in India since years, no wonder, the potential buyer of Bullet has to wait for a month to buy the dream machine. According to recent reports, Eicher Group has invested INR 600 crores in order to increase the production rate. With previous production target of INR 2.5 lakh, the company expects to increase to INR 2.8 lakh units, due to the surge in demand.
On Road Price Royal Enfield Bullet 500
EX-Show Room Prices Bullet 500
|Max Power (ps)||26.1|
|Max Torque (Nm)||40.9|
|Acceleration 0-60kmph (sec)||4.15|
|Acceleration 0-400m (sec)||17.97|
|Top Speed (kmph)||115|
|Braking 60 kmph (meters)||26|
|Range in km||455|
|LED Tail lamps||No|
|Gas Charged Shock absorbers||No|