My new Royal Enfield Classic 500 EFi !! – Page 95 – BCMTouring

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

Re: My new Royal Enfield Classic 500 EFi.

Originally Posted by nasirkaka

to all:

Let us ask ourselves as to the most important reason for buying the C5.

My true answer: expecting good acceleration and good top speed from a 500 cc bike with a new engine, fi. new technology etc. (i know i know that acceleration and top speed are not REs territory, but do we have an option??) All other factors such as aesthetics, vintage value, thump (or lack of it), etc etc were secondary factors for me.

I am sure majority of people here or anywhere have bought the C5 thinking it would be fast.

I was riding a machismo 350 avl before the C5, and found that bike to be highly underpowered.

While test riding the C5, i found it to be quick (relatively – compared to my machismo 350, which i was used to riding at that time). i did not get to test the top speed.

My conclusions after the test ride were: the test-ride bike is relatively fast when it comes to initial acceleration, so hopefully my C5 would be better, and 500 UCE would definitely give me a good consistent top speed.

Please note that by habit, i do not ride fast, but just want to have those qualities present in my machine.

my ODO presently reads 2800kms. I have not tested the bike for top speed.

But from whatever i have read on various forums w.r.t acceleration and top speed, personally i am very disappointed. I wonder why everyone is going ga-ga over how fast C5 is. i think its NOT fast enough for what it is. Its a very modern engine displacing 500 damn ccs, and still 22 odd bhp at the wheel. give me a break!

Lets look at immediate past. RD350 would be fast according to me. ok ok. its a paralle twin, jap tech etc etc. do agree. (even UCE was developed in Austria and the FI and some other parts are Japanese in the C5)

But lets take another example. Pulsar 220 / karizma and the likes.

single cylinder, modern technology, etc etc. same as UCE 500, but less than half the CC. (the p220 weights not much less than a C5). And i think the P220 would give C5 tough competition, may be even a run for its money.

So in my opinion, the C5 is not really a fast bike for a modern 500cc UCE engine. Compared to older bulls, its definitely is.

I still do love it. only was a little disappointed with the acceleration and top speed capabilities.

Do share your Reasons for buying the C5.

Hey I understand your disappointment. Lets hope the after-market parts does some difference when they eventually come. And abt me buying the C5. well I always loved the bullet, its evergreen( well mine its black), the most powerful from the RE stable, the torque (not BHP) and the most important factor is this being my first major investment and hopefully the only Indian bike Im gonna buy I dont like to see myself on a P220 or ZMR or R15 or any of the sports bike clone when Im 35+ old.

On the other hand I can ride my C5 no matter what and still feel good abt it.

I agree that the C5 will find it hard to keep up with ZMR or P220 in terms of top speed and standing start. but the C5 will hold its ground in terms of in-gear acceleration. Slot her into 4th when u r at 40kmph and ease her throttle open. THis is when the torque would come into play. I have gone toe 2 toe with R15,ZMR and P220 and I’ve noticed those guys has to work hard making constant gear shifts to keep their bikes in the right power band.

When riding with pillion the C5’s torque again gives it a major advantage and the other guys need to work their gears even more.

With what I see, cruising at 100/110 kmph without straining the engine is all thats required in MOST Indian roads and the torque helps a lot in traffic coz lesser gear changes.

And the most important thing which made me choose C5 is the attention you get. I guarantee you no other Indian bikes enjoys this sort of attention.

Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Classic AVL

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