2019 Royal Enfield
Bullet 500 EFi
£3999 + OTR
The Bullet 500 EFI 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 EFI 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 EFI is all about romancing with history on today's terms. The Bullet 500, a name synonymous with the Royal Enfield brand of motorcycles has returned from the history pages with a larger 499cc engine. The Bullet 500 houses a powerful halogen powered headlamp inclusive of a chrome lip with set of trademark pilot lamps on either side. For instrumentation, the Bullet 500 uses a single-pod analogue speedometer and independent ampere meter. The palm grips have good feel, while the clutch and brake levers are also solid to touch, and fall to hand well.
The Enfield typical teardrop fuel-tank houses a chrome hinged fuel filler cap along with circular, golden coach lines. At the rear the Bullet 500 deploys a round taillight similar to the Classic series bikes. The 500 houses the same, 499cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, four-stroke engine as on the Thunderbird and Classic bikes, sans fuel-injection, and its exhaust thrums out a Bullet typical beat. The Bullet 500 makes ample low and mid-range grunt, producing 26.1bhp at 5100rpm, as may sound low for this big an engine, but keeps with the delightful lazy character long associated with Royal Enfield motorcycles. The 500 is a smooth motorcycle to ride, and the engine feels at home ridden between 80-90kph. The 500 engine comes with a smooth shifting five-speed gearbox operated in a one-down, four-up shifted pattern.