Royal Enfield Bullet Machismo 500 — Over Bored

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Now, I’d love to you that I sat back on a beach sipped on Kings Goa’s (and cheapest) bottle of the stuff watching the sun set, of what a great ride I had the NH17 on a Royal Enfield and not, but unfortunately I can’t. The schedule just didn’t it.

So while Srini stayed at snooty hotel, Bijoy on some fabulous roads in and Shumi visited Taipei the tallest building in the world, I was at by everyone at work because I in a king sized bed at the Marriot and was off to the airport at 5 am. I’m a loser. I to Goa and all I did was miss the sunset and the cheap beer.

But look at the brighter if you will, because I rode on a Royal Enfield Bullet 500 .

It’s been five since a new product rolled out of The Machismo 500 is not an engine format Royal Enfield has just They’ve been selling with this engine to the UK for two years now and the first time I it was back in 2004, when Enfield’s marketing consultant Chavan rode it on the Road to ride.

Me and a few enthusiasts briefly stole the and rode it around the parking lot Sachin arrived on the scene and the guilty parties. In short, been the motorcycle that I and every other Royal fan were looking forward to.

For the Royal Enfield had organised motorcycles, all of which were in the styling (RE won’t be plugging in engine onto any of their variants.) Two of these had the big windscreens you can buy as an option, but there was a unanimous that the windscreens be knocked off and so were before the ride RE has also introduced a few changes to the in terms of design with 500cc model.

The big chunky footpegs have now been by flatter pieces that are cut at the edges, so you no longer leave beads at the apex during an corner carving session. The Thunderbird style tail now sits squarely on the Machismo tailpiece, which adds a retro touch to the motorcycle. than those two changes and a 500 decal on the toolbox, the motorcycle exactly like the 350cc

Fret not, because the in this frame is the 500cc AVL that most of you Bullet have being waiting

The bikes that we got had merely 35 km on the and we were briefed to take it for the first few hundred kilometres. Chavan, the ride coordinator, that there were no engine blocks and pistons in the van, as they have on rides. This 500cc is rated to produce 23.65 rpm, which is 5 bhp over the unit and the difference is quite especially out on the highway.

The first odd kilometres went by really and by the 200 km mark, the engine started to itself up. The muted thump got a louder and the engine revved out easier than when we the ride. Everybody in the six member by now was maintaining average speeds of 100 kph, and the motorcycle was doing all of without any fuss.

Overtaking on the two-lane NH17 was effortless, as the 4.08 kgm of torque is available at 3000 rpm helped lug the from 40 kph all the way to 120 while the five-speeder was on top. All said, 500cc a single means quite a big and so it is naturally accompanied by the vibes and that big thumpers bring them, but none that you live with. I must add NVH levels are definitely a few notches from the older cast 500cc engine.

Even the thump has been silenced to to our stringent pollution and sound

The ride was a two day affair and the night’s was at Ganpatiphule, a popular yet out of the way tourist that’s just off the NH17. The is about 30 km off the highway at the far end of SH60. road is a definite highly-recommend to motorcyclist and is the place where I to take the Machismo to the limit, or close. RE has made no changes to the and so the Machismo hasn’t really drastically in the handling department.

The British Avon tyres, were a lot better than the that the Machismo will here in India. So if I did buy a Machismo the first thing I’d do be to look for better rubber. The cut rubber footpegs were something I liked because I was dragging the pegs around it left a cool trail of behind me.

Endurance gas-filled absorbers precisely damp the for a comfortable ride and the rest of the is pretty much the same as Royal Enfield have offering over the last of years.

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We pulled in to Goa with just time to get a few photographs against the landscape, after which we met up RE’s head RL Ravichadran. New on the existing platform is what his is for the brand that and quality. Enfield, he says, have back to the drawing board to their quality levels and they’re at it they’ll also a couple of models by the year

As for this Machismo 500, all of the in the fleet had no quality issues I could complain about and up in the reliability department as well. A start, then? But add to that a tag of approximately Rs 1.05 lakh and it be a whole new ball game.

a Bullet after all is a Bullet and price tags are just part of the ownership experience.

Is the most expensive motorcycle in

For the moment, yes. However, the BMW and the Hyosung Comet/Aquila have more expensive. And if the CBU buzz out.

Is it worth that much

That question isn’t Our experience tells us that 500 are 500 buyers, they won’t let like price stop Question is, are you one of the them?

It really has no

A powerful thumper? There another one in the country today. its performance can be matched and exceeded by contemporary machines with a lot character

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