Royal Enfield Bullet 500

Complete details of Bullet 500 Motorcycle

Launched in India in April 2013.

2013 Bullet 500 Carburettor Version
Hey Royal riders, the monster green is here. Of course, RE is at the best classy touch here. The Bullet 500 commemorates the tradition and the history of Royal Enfield. Being designed at minimalistic approach, the Bullet 500 never dissolves the classy even a single bit. Taking cues from its younger sibling, the Bullet Standard 350, the all new host of the RE store, the Bullet 500 is being an acquaintance. In order to cheer up the present generation riders, the machine is equipped with both electric and kick start. It is not yet time to shut down your eyes, because the 2013 bullet 500 has been arrived with tons of featured packed.

Thanks for its engineers, they have worked a lot to bring out a next generation bike here. Its headlight looks the same but a halogen bulb inside and a casing that now features twin pilot lamps known as Tiger Eye Lamps provide a better experience to any viewer. The front wheel has been mated with a 280 mm disc brake with 2 piston callipers that certifies the best in class braking even at the highest speed. Along with the 19 inch MRF Zapper tyres, the stability and the grip have jumped to maximum.

Unlike its predecessor, the new one has a touch touch electric starter at the right side of the handlebar. Well, its not the same older engine that pushes the motorcycle but the existing and well proven 499cc, Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Twinspark, Air-cooled engine. The machine is even more fun as it is capable to fire out max power of 26.1 bhp @ 5100 rpm and max torque of 40.9 Nm @ 3800 rpm. Its engine is equipped with a 5 Speed Constant Mesh gear transmission.

As the Bullet 500 is meant also for the pillion rider, RE has provides an esthetically designed new Pillion Grab-rail with a cushion end, which is a new feature in RE motorcycles. The most special fact of the Bullet 500 is that it comes with a brand new colour Forest green.

2017 Bullet 500 Fuel Injection version
Royal Enfield has replaced their Carburettor governed fuel system with the advanced fuel injection technology. With that, power and torque of the motorcycle has been slightly increased. Moreover, this new model features BS-IV compliant engine as a part of the country's emission policy.

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Price Rs. 1,53,855 [Onroad, New Delhi]

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Special Features
-Fuel Injection
-BS-IV Engine
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Colours

Forest Green, Marshy Grey and Balck

Mileage Under Standard Test Conditions35 km per litre
Royal Enfield Bullet 500
Royal Enfield Bullet 500
Royal Enfield Bullet 500
Royal Enfield Bullet 500
Royal Enfield Bullet 500
Royal Enfield Bullet 500


Technical Specifications
TypeMotorcycle
Engine Displacement499.00 cc
Engine TypeSingle Cylinder, 4 stroke, Twinspark, Aircooled
Engine StartingElectric/Kick
Bore x Stroke84mm x 90mm
Engine LubricationWet Sump
ClutchWet, Multi Plate
Fuel SystemFuel Injection
IgnitionDigital Electronic Ignition
Cooling SystemAir Cooled
Maximum Power27.2 bhp @ 5250 rpm
Maximum Torque41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Transmission5 Speed Constant Mesh
Gear Shift Pattern1-N-2-3-4-5
Top Speed130 kmph
Electricals
Battery12 volt, 14 Ah
Head Lamp12V, 60 W / 55 W, HALOGEN
Tail Lamp12V, P21/5W
Brakes
Front Brake280mm Disc, 2-Piston caliper
Rear Brake153mm Drum, Single Lead Internal Expanding
Chassis and Suspension
FrameSingle downtube, using engine as stressed member
Front SuspensionTelescopic, 130mm travel
Rear SuspensionTwin gas charged shock absorbers, 80mm travel
Tyres
Wheel Type
Front Tyre90/90 - 19
Rear Tyre120/80 - 18
Dimensions
Length x Width x Height2140 x 810 x 1110 mm
Wheelbase1370 mm
Weight193 kg
Ground Clearance135 mm
Petrol Tank Capacity13.5 litres

First Impression Review

The Bullet 500 is a classic motorcycle from Royal Enfield. Over the years, Royal Enfield has made several changes to this iconic motorcycle to make it relevant to the needs of the average buyers but at the same time maintained its timeless design to appeal to the likes of Bullet lovers around the globe. The timelsss design, retro styling and the unmatched heritage were a great driving force for this British born motorcycle to set foot in India.



The old Bullets from the past showcased a Cast Iron engine, but the new series hold a much improved Unit Construction Engine. The UCE is much impressive and gave out more power and torque than its predecessor. When compared with the CI engine, the new one miss the real iconic thumb a little and the gearshift from the right switched to the left side, like any other bike. But yet, the Bullet 500 still lives to this day with full glory.



The Bullet 500 comes with a 499cc Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Twinspark, air cooled engine. The engine has the power to produce a maximum of 27.2 bhp @ 5250 rpm and a peak torque maximum of 41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm. The new engine is mated to a 5 speed gearbox. The new Bullet replaces the carburettor and uses a much advanced fuel injection technology. The FI system carefully governs the fuel consumption and power out and thereby makes the Bullet 500 produce very improved power and torque with increased fuel efficiency than ever before. Unlike other RE motorcycles, the engine crank weight of the Bullet 500 is big.

The Royal Enfield motorcycles shares the same Single downtube chassis with the engine as stressed member and about the Bullet 500, it's also the same. When looking at the suspension setup, the Bullet 500 comes with Telescopic having a 130mm travel on the front side, while the rear Suspension comes with Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 80mm travel. The suspension setup is ideal for long distance and short distance travel. The braking of the Bullet 500 has improved over the years and instead of drum brakes at the front, the new models comes with a 280mm Disc with 2-Piston caliper at the front side, while the rear continues to get the conventional drum braking system.



The Ground Clearance of the Bullet 500 is 135 mm. The overall weight of this motorcycle with 90% fuel and oil is 194 kg. When compared with the Bullet 350, the Bullet 500 gets good power to weight ratio and this will make it move swiftly along highways and roads without any fuss.

The Bullet 500 is a very motorcycle for young and old people alike. This one could handle all types of riding - long distance, short rides and local commutes very easily. When it comes to service, the Bullet 500 attracts good maintenance and the yearly maintenance cost is considerably high. But over the years that reason alone never made anyone not to keep this one in the garage.
User Reviews of Bullet 500. Write Your Review
We want the old Cast Iron Bullet!!! Bring it back Royal Enfield.
By on 12-04-2013
The EFI engine has a drawback as such that when you want to accelerate for speed for longer intervals the petrol firing stalls the bike. The mechanic says(local)
it cant be cured. This is a problem
By on 02-05-2013
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