Royal Enfield Bullet Classic Chrome and entry-level Bullet 500 Bike Social

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Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Classic

Royal Enfield Bullet Chrome and entry-level Bullet 500

I think in my former life I have been a dog.

You a dog’s diary goes like this:

8 am — Dog My favourite thing!

9 am — A car My favourite thing!

10 am — A in the park! My favourite thing!

1 pm Played in the yard! My favourite

3 pm — Wagged my tail! My thing!

5 pm — Dinner! My thing!

7pm – Chasing a ball! My thing!

8 pm — Watching TV with the My favourite thing!

11 pm — on the bed! My favourite thing!

substitute Royal Enfield Harley Road King, Thruxton, Moto Guzzi V7 Racer, Norton 916, Diavel and a list of other and that’s me there in the background, my tail.

Still, looking at the Enfield Bullet Classic glittering in the sun, I could see why I over all funny at the beauty of motorbikes. For £4,999, not much than a bland Japanese you get a work of art, with the tank, mudguards and air box covers exquisitely by deep red details and pinstriping.

The brown leather solo and the care taken in polishing the cases to a deep burnished all evoke a time when took pride in what is seen as an almost impossible taking the time to do things

The good news is that days you can have the pleasure of a without the pain of constant for lurking under that surface is a fuel-injected unit engine and gearbox with operated pushrods, a wet multiplate and a catalytic converter lurking the chrome silencer.

And although there is a working for verisimilitude, an electric starter the long-… single cylinder evocatively into life as well.

The power is now a useful instead of 22bhp, and the build of engine and bike so good you can actually proceed all the way to a top speed of without fear and trembling in heart that at any moment bits are going to fling into the road with abandon.

Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Classic

To be honest, though, 70mph+ motorway cruising is possible, Enfields are still swinging elegantly through bends and humming down at around the 60mph mark.

Brakes, with a disc on the instead of the drum there was, bring you to a halt in a and gentlemanly fashion which the performance of the engine, and indeed the position: upright and manly, chin up, chest out, straight and moustache fluttering in the

And if you quail at the £4,999 price Enfield’s even newer is the entry-level Bullet 500, has the new engine but standard 1950s-style seat and mudguards to bring the down to £3,995.

It even runs on British-made Speedmaster tyres, so that at glance you could easily it for an immaculately restored original

“You know,” I said to Dan of Enfield importers Watsonian-Squire as we at Ryka’s, that well-known bikers’ cafe, “I know mechanical about the Classic is the as the 500, but it seems faster. Why is

“It’s all that chrome. air resistance,” he grinned as he led the way inside for a cuppa and bacon butty.

Enfield Classic Chrome and 500

Classic Chrome


Power and torque: 28bhp, 30 lb ft

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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