The Motorcycle Obsession: What I want: Royal Enfield Bullet Electra

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Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Electra

What I want: Royal Bullet Electra

Or, in other 125cc, 250cc, 500cc, and 1800cc. I knew that I want to just jump on monstrosity of a bike and hurl at …, and reckoned that the way to get to that ultimate goal of a Victory rider (1) was to do so very But, of course, now actually had an opportunity to ride bikes a Honda CBF600), my attitude has

For one thing, I sometimes wonder I’ll ever really a massive 1800cc engine. I find I am not at all averse to modern such as ABS, traction or even automatic transmission –– is not something seen in my original ladder. But most importantly, on a 600cc bike effectively anything smaller from my list.

But lately I’ve myself again pondering the of the Royal Enfield Bullet . thinking: Actually, perhaps I would want one of these. I a secondhand version might the most awesome first ever.

I’ll get to my reasons for thinking in a second, but first let’s acknowledge the drawbacks, namely: if you buy a brand-new Royal Enfield you are effectively buying a motorcycle is 50 years old. Drum a kick starter and just

I don’t really understand or the terminology associated with but I have managed to work out the number followed by bhp seems to direct correlation to how fast the can go, even more so than the followed by cc. Both the Royal Bullet and the Honda CB500F are bikes, but the Honda somehow 47bhp –– some 20bhp than the Royal Enfield

Which, in simple Chris means: Bullet no go very Indeed, in bhp terms it is far closer to the CBR250R. which gets

(Feel free to try to explain to me how cc seem to have as great on bhp, and thereby top speed, as I have thought)

But we’re apples to orange juice in a Royal Enfield against a It’s like asking Stone Cold Steve is better than Nolan Sure, both are Texans but no legitimate way to compare them. there’s not really a fair way to a Royal Enfield motorcycle almost any other motorcycle built today (except, a Ural ). There are intangible that can’t be judged via or side-by-side comparison.

To me, the Royal Bullet Electra is a gorgeous with a certain mystique and that supersedes its ability to get me for speeding on the motorway. And as I say, I’ve been thinking a version might be an ideal bike.

This thinking started a conversation I had with Jenn The Voice of Reason) in which she out that, yes, I may be able to get a POS at a low price but I need to realistically the costs thereafter: insurance, etc. That 23-year-old rat cruiser that only -500 might turn out to be to insure, tax, and MOT. Let the cost of maintenance.

Maybe, I to realise, it would be better to just a bit longer to get something a newer and –– unfortunately –– a little powerful. Smaller engine = insurance payments.

So, I began what I want and need in the Now. Sure I may want a with which one could the Cairngorms. but, realistically, probably not going to do such a straightaway. As a new rider, I am far more to stick to roads where I rarely, if ever, go above 60

What’s important is that I be on a

A Honda Varadero (2) can meet requirements easily, and its 125cc keeps insurance premiums This, I decided, should be the to aim for: a sturdy, simple 125 allows me to ride in both an and financial sense. It’s not my situation but, hey, better to be on a bike than and dreaming of a bike.

But then I to spot something, thanks to the MCN page. a Bullet Electra is in the insurance category as a Varadero!

Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Electra

My went boom.

Then I that the cost of a secondhand Electra is roughly the same as the of a secondhand Varadero.

My mind boom again.

If we accept the theory that a is somehow an attainable bike for me, so, too, is a Bullet Electra. Of the the Bullet Electra is somewhat with a larger engine capable of carrying a passenger, Jenn.

And it is infinitely cooler, a look and aura far more to make Jenn want to be a Additionally, the Bullet Electra’s old is, according to at least one person who and loves the bike . something of an because it is easier to tinker

I mean, hey, I already how to fix drum brakes: my pickup had them!

So, this is my new daydream, the I think about all the time. I see putt-putting through narrow lanes of the Vale of Glamorgan, or the streets of Canton, Pontcanna, and Cathays with Jenn on to me. Perhaps I’ll occasionally use the full of those 27bhp to get the onto the motorway for the short over to Bristol.

And won’t I look cool it?

(1) Keeping in mind I’ve actually seen a Victory in let alone ridden one. So, my of the bike is subject to change.

Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Electra
Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Electra
Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Electra
Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Electra


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