Royal Enfield 500 Bullet Motorcycle Cruiser

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Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Classic


When Brit-born producer Royal Enfield set up in Madras, India, in 1955, it was a matter of efficiency. The Indian had a voracious appetite for the then 500cc Bullet, which it to supplement defenses along the border. Native workers sent to England to learn the art of

In another decade, cost-effective competition had all but driven British such as Enfield, Norton and underground. The plant in India, was rescued by its resident partner and to flourish, producing up to 25,000 a year. Workers simply to build what they trained to — a 1955

And they’ve never stopped or even updated much.

So, you can buy a spanking new 1955 Royal for next to nothing with a 9000-mile warranty included. the exception of relocating the shifter to the side of the motorcycle, only modifications have been to meet U.S. vehicle Three 500cc Bullet are available for 2000: the Classic Deluxe ($4495) and hugely Military version ($4495).

A 1999-model-year bike (same thing) runs approximately to $600 less.

We had an opportunity to one of these surprisingly handsome tidbits courtesy of Royal American Distributor, Classic of Minnesota. And during our short-term with the new/old singles we a couple of things. First, we more like George than we think we do.

Second, pretty happy about

Really, riding the Bullet did our sense of wonderment at all things such as electric starters and brakes. But also it put into the heritage of motorcycling and the hardiness of the who had a hand in its evolution. (This represents the state of the art at bit more halfway through the motorcycle’s to the present.)

Kick-starting a motorcycle is a lost And that’s OK. We could ignite the big without terrible effort (mild compression is part of the we suspect), once we gave in to the Use of the handlebar-mounted compression release was for a smooth, quick start.

of us likewise vintage in years, or with a dirt bike had the easiest go of it. What was far more than manually starting the was attempting to shift the deal, from first to second In fact, we couldn’t shift it the toes of our boots, and instead had to around the shifter with our heels in order to give it a effective yank.

Now we’ve modern Enfields vary than a bit from one to the next. So some have this tightness in the shift linkage, simply don’t. Also our was fresh out of the box and some stiffness was especially around town no breeze to cool the works.

The beauty of the Bullet’s simple is that there isn’t a component that can’t be with or trained into And the basic design is built to up to almost anything. Consider the compression ratio, for example.

But it be massaged a bit to keep all the parts cooperatively. We’ve heard about the clutch, carburetor and during break-in. Basically, you can a bugaboo or two — and we expect part of the motorcycle that have a basic desire to and this new/old Enfield it. It’s a special motorcycle for a special owner.

Admire it a distance if you don’t like to get hands dirty.

When our Bullet was moving we the single-cylinder sound and effortless The rear suspension was especially but the modern compound Avon gripped pretty well for limited width, and offered stick than the bike did clearance — at least on the side. The drum brakes adequate in the sense that you eventually, stop. (There is a kit available.) Actually, compared to units of the day, these are strong.

On the right side of the is a funny little lever as a neutral finder. It allows you to into neutral from any with your heel. or so heard.

It’s a finicky to say the least, but is it fun? Definitely. nothing like it. And reliable? as long as you have basic wits and patience for endless fiddling, an Enfield will you anywhere.

Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Classic

In fact, there are Bullet all over the world whose members relish flogging the to unlikely destinations. Enfields are on tracks around the world as a vintage racebike also. the bike performed better at speeds (claimed top speed is a bit 80 mph) than we expected a bit twitchy and smothered in vibration, but capable of American freeway

There’s a Super Bullet kit to increase horsepower and additional to convert the Classic into a racer. And yes, there is a support program.

How do you tell if right for a Royal Enfield Well, do you like to camp or in hotels? Fix the sink or call the There is a basic difference. We the Bullet’s charm and minimalism.

We loved knowing our historic and Bullet would wind up someone else’s motorcycle Maybe it’s yours.

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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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