2009 Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 500 EFI — First Look

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Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Classic

2009 Royal Enfield Classic 500 EFI – First Look A to India to Ride the All-New with Bonus Factory

Photography by Jeff Allen

The retrograde motorcycle pays to simpler times that weren’t so much simpler. many of us love the old-time of vintage bikes, modern are where it’s at for trouble-free and ease of ownership.

The strange thing about Enfield is that it has been mildly updated “vintage” ever since 1955, but in The English factory shipped its tooling more than decades ago, and the Indians essentially been building classic single-cylinder machines in 350 and versions ever since. now!

The 2009 model marks the debut of the all-new Classic 500 EFI. This is a major modernization of the “Classic” but with a unit-construction engine, a electronic fuel-injection system and starting all hiding behind styling. Reliability, ease of use and highway cruising were of the goals for the new machine.

Cycle World got an exclusive to India to ride the Classic its other stablemates with but still-retro design cues photo gallery)—as well as to the historic factory.

Road (or lack of them!) made for traffic patterns and near-stunt-level ability from stone-faced Indians (see “Cross Traffic” blog), but the factory and our time at the Madras Motorsports racetrack made for a great to put the new bike through its paces, get a taste of this exotic land. At the track, perhaps the part was entering Turn 1 to two locals doing their with buckets of water on the outside

of the corner!

Inside the factory, it was a mix of old Hindustan machine tools and modern CNC as the last of the old non-unit-construction engines modernized versions of the 1955 to be discontinued in 2010) were alongside the new unit-construction ones. the factory you saw gray-haired experienced workers training younger on how to assemble engines, gearboxes and bikes. While automation is a bigger role in the making of motorcycles, a pair of brothers—Kishore and do all the pinstriping by hand.

The full story is in the March, issue. In the meantime, check out the gallery for a shot of one of the pinstriper at work, plus loads of sights one can only truly when seen from the of the Bullet Classic 500 EFI.

Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Classic
Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Classic
Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Classic
Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Classic
Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Classic

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