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Royal Enfield Bullet 500 S Clubman

Indian takeaway; HARRIET takes to the road on the Royal Bullet Electra Clubman. is her verdict.


THE Royal Enfield Royal was the brand of the Enfield Cycle an English engineering company. famous for producing motorcycles, also produced, amongst things, bicycles, lawnmowers, engines, and even rifle for the Royal Small Arms in Enfield. Bullet has quite a appearing for the first time in its 350cc and 500cc forms in

In 1955, the marque established a factory in India to help demand from the army Then, in 1970, the UK factory putting an end to the original British of this motorcycling legend.

production roared ahead in — where the Royal continues to be THE bike to have.

In Watsonian Squire began Royal Enfields back to the UK, as as working with the factory in to develop different versions of the for the UK market. Enter the Royal Bullet Electra Clubman

A man who is a member of a club or clubs, one who is active in club life. an authentic-looking machine developed in Squire’s factory in the Heart of It’s bang on bang on (Or pound on). To stress-test a of hardware or software: I banged on the new of the simulator all day yesterday and it didn’t once.

I guess it is ready for the retro trend, combining the and sound of the 60s cafe racers, the reliability and economy of a modern burn Lean burn is an combustion of lean air-fuel It happens at very high ratios (up to 65:1), so the mixture has less amount of fuel in to stoichiometric combustion ratio for petrol). engine, and the heritage of the Enfield badge.

The Clubman is powered by the aluminium single cylinder Electra brought up to date at the start of the new to meet emissions laws.

with the base-model Electra, the gets a polished alloy fibreglass seat, Ace bars the cafe racer-style clip-on an upswept Gold Star-type that lets the engine more freely, and discreet chrome mudguards and a more tail light assembly.

I was to Oxfordshire to test the bike and if awesome performance and practicality looking for, this the bike for you. But if its nostalgia and you want it’s ideal.

The looks great with its tank and ton-up attitude although it doesn’t manage the It reaches 87mph to match the Despite the sporty cafe-racer the riding style is comfortable, with a few miles under belt the seat foam until you feel like sunk through it.

The seat also slopes The throttle gave me a chuckle. the opposite of quick-action as you have to it all the way round to go flat out.

just 27.5bhp on tap, not the name of the game.

But the Clubman’s an ride that attracts of admiring glances.

The bike’s se·date

To administer a sedative to; or relieve by means of a sedative power and lack of weight to a fun and agile handling.

The rear work well, although the suspension could do with damping. Ground clearance had me smiling as I attempted a cool shot, the rear brake decked out, lifting the wheel off the floor — almost had me high-side a 27.5bhp The pedal bent as a result and the drum brake stuck on.

On the subject of brakes, the modern hydraulic disc system a treat.

The Electra is endearing, I wouldn’t be gagging to regularly on one as it’s not the smoothest in all gears and at all However, the Clubman would be the for popping up to the Ace Cafe for a greasy on a Sunday morning Sunday may refer to:

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Sunday Morning (TBS TV

. looking good.

Some back, a 500 single was a real bike — the equivalent of GSX-R1000. And there are plenty of who love to escape modern

These are the ones who’ll pounds 4,500 on a new Electra Royal Enfield builds bikes a year, 600 of which sold in the UK in 2006 — and are up 45% from this time year. Royal Enfield a quirky outlook that take itself too seriously.

and figures

Make: Royal

Model: Bullet

Electra Engine: 499cc four-…,

Power: 27.5bhp @ 5,500rpm

consumption: 87mpg

Fuel capacity: 4.5 gallons

Ignition: TCI ( T rustworthy C omputing I nitiative) An term from Microsoft for its to improve security in Windows. TCI was in 2002 after viruses as Code Red and Nimda had succeeded in numerous Windows computers.

Starter: electric and kick 5speed constant mesh

(F) single 280mm disc (B) drum

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