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Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Classic

The Royal Enfield 500 Classic

The Royal Enfield 500 Classic

Four wheels move the and two wheels move the soul!

what made me buy the CL500. is my first bike in my life I have ridden lot of bikes in by borrowing from my friends some high end Jap bikes and the Bullets.

Something always me for not having a bike. Bike in UK didn’t made sense to me the limited driving time due to the conditions out there. In summers I to see few Enfields down the Brighton Drive)road and I used to get flash from my old memories of riding in India.

Time changed and I back to India. It all started a trip to Shimla on a borrowed in February 09.

It was really cold, me and my from Bombay who had never on a bike before in his life towards Shimla around We were shivering with as we were not dressed for the occasion. through Chahal short cut and no one on the at that time.

We could see any lights and it was pitch dark only the thump giving us and support that we will it in one piece. Eventually we made it a stop in the middle, I kept the going as we needed the light to the scattered dry leafs for a bonfire our frozen hands. After a long time I enjoyed the stars in the sky with pitch around us.

In short, the small had me going(soul searching) and I felt as if the was our third metal friend.

a lapse, heard about the being launched in India. straight to the dealer to Inquire. a TR of a CL350 and booked it there and

After few days and tempted by the members on here, took a TR of 500 and by booking to 500.

A big thanks to ; for changing my mind. I would have regretted my later.




First impression

put together and well composed. looks and new technology fused Very well executed Muted thump helps ears at three figure Paint work does a lot to be desired.

After riding a you don’t want to ride any Bullet, leave alone any fuel starving bikes. Put the key in, you the fuel pump prime for 4 Red light goes off, you and the beast comes to life.

CL500 is a Indian version of a revving thumper. Always at first crank. Takes a minute or two before the Decompression lifting the valve after when the engine warms up and the threshold. Idle is set to 1000-1050RPM. beautifully with a bit of noise tappets.

This engine to be abused. I find it hard to under 60Km/hr. The torque is jubly and very addictive. But expect rocket like

Please for love of God, do not UCE engine to perform in terms of and the ability to lug at slow speeds. You a helmet at all times to get away the chitter chatter going on in the to enjoy the ride although a upswept, things get better.

I see a open road, my heart a bit and I go for a muted gallop. With my Ninja helmet half and me smiling like a kid with air pressure generated by the wind me of reaching 100 as it tries to lift off my I stop and transform my helmet into one piece to go past 100 and at a cruising speed of 110.

On bull it’s not how fast you 100 but the way it takes you there. The best is how she pulls from 80-120 some juice left, all you is a straight and empty road. She can do 100 all day

You feel all the 27.2 horses in a sync. On a std bullet, you would be your tail off or perhaps milk into butter at Praying at the same time for radar warning of any movable hazard in your way.

I faced no overheating or a missed so far.

For lads who might be to know the KM/L figures;

initial 500km+ I got 28km/L

down to 32km/L+ after

Since it got cold out here, turning out black. RE is unable to out if its running rich or else. has come down to 22Km/L.

The requires nothing off you except oil at 500km which I highly then at 6000km.

I had a issue of oil from the kick shaft on second attempt after the oil seal and plate, vanished. Not a of oil from anywhere since

There is some issue the plugs turning out black the RE is working on it. Its happening only up as far as I know according to RE. Due to the cold and plugs meant for warmer

They will be replacing the soon and I got mine. Upon it turns out that plugs are not at but something else. Mystery while RE has failed to address the so far.

In short, engine is a Fitted with a Keihin EFI and a DENSO (made in Japan) starter, CL350 has a Indian ES. EFI system is same as on exported except the absence of Lamda due to cost reasons as it needs a CAT.

A cute little pump resides under the bank on the fuel tank, 295 Kpa all day long.

With a upgraded ECU and of a bigger piston this has some potential in tuning.

Notchy at first with lot of neutral but things improve after first service. By now I mastered in finding neutral every gear on demand. I the gear ratio’s to be quite with the engine.

But there is play in the gear lever to my With 7 plate heavy clutch plates, things can go wrong.

Although advisable in the to depress the clutch lever and it while turning the kick until it disengages with of the piston. It’s to avoid any you might face after into first gear.

For who like to use the kick rather the electric starter(RE recommends to use ES in the — There is a certain way to do it and some people might be the method already if they are not new to the

Put the key to on position, wait till the red goes off. Now gently the kick lever till the and hold till you hear the pump stops priming(as you be doing on a std RE using the de comp). and hold the choke, bring the to 30° angle(just a bit above the silencer).

twisting the accelerator, depress the and your bull should to life. You are just transferring you skills from your bull(with manual de comp amp meter) to new CL. Just imagine the bull without an amp meter. same old charm and style in new engine. I Just love it.

It take some time for to master it if you are new to the family.


It quite well around the Feels highly unstable 90km/hr. It’s like a engine on track without Quite comfortable at slow

Suspension absorbs most of the but 19 inches could have at the cost of maneuverability as I feel size 18 it’s quite Front disc brake is effective but comes with dive characteristics as standard is essential for safe braking or increasing the chances of skidding. does not sway out on hard braking as it would normally do on bulls.

In short the whole package confidence in driving with the it can achieve. You can ride the bike any normal bike without to plan every move for the ahead.

Only thing bike lags is the stability at speeds. I wish it could the rough roads the way RD350 at 100.

The standard rear 110/90/18(MRF Zapper Q) has poor on slushy roads. Even straight at low speeds I was shocked by the loss of grip and had my mouthful.

tyre (MRF Zapper FS has quite good grip to my I have done some stops at three figure and not once did it failed to stop or traction.

Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Classic

All though my latest with tyre pressure has fruitful results and to quite a solved the problem of unstable at speeds above 80. I feel the tyre pressure for CL5 is way to high. Now I am happy with front at 20 and at 22 PSI.(without pillion rider)

Quite frankly I can attain the of Baboon’s bottom without under a knife. All I need is and dedication to withstand the onslaught of increasing numbing pain. an hour of drive, it becomes and demands you to pullover and scream in or laugh like your are on

Just to ease your tissue. Thats a combination of a handle and raised seat not much of back support.

for a bigger handle will not much as the seating position is high. If a bit of raised cushioning is on the seat then things improve. Short handle on bike inspires more then it would do with a one so only thing I would mess around would be the

But if I just want to tour on bike then personally I get the machismo handle and re-fabricate the seat without the springs.

Not for to be honest without doing to the seat and replacing handle.


Switches are positioned well. like they are picked from the Machismo.

Headlight is powerful in low/high beam. is pathetic and of poor quality, by Minda. A descent horn by would have been better. Alternator provides juice to charge the 12v 14amp and power the rest of electrical’ s.

is no detailed mentioning of the fuses in the or in the box where all electrical’s reside. Why RE that we as customers would be bothered to know which is for which electrical part is my understanding. If big car giants can provide a simple detail on the fuse box RE cant.

I would have a sticker in the box indicating the designation of the

ECU is by Keihin and a world-class product.

is a blank wire provided to for fault codes incase of All though the ecu does self on start up but to pin point the fault, it handy. The wire needs to be to read the faulty code.

I not tried it so please try at your own and do not blame me for fried electrical’s on.

There are to major components in the department if either of one gets then we would need a to haul it to the nearest RE workshop. It limp with them … on us.

1.Pulsar coil resides near the magneto the RH chamber.(It never brakes and not a single complaint since the or UCE350 was launched)

2.Tilt which resides under the seat. Although it can be bypassed.

sensor gets activated and off the engine when one runs out of on a rainy/oil patched road. reconciling with crashed/bruised ego and by the you rekindle your emotions to get again, you would need a silence after switching off the switch. Only then you be allowed to put the life back the bull.

Paint job

Done a good job but lot has to be desired. It looses it’s after the wax(courtesy your is washed off in couple of washes. The rust appears giving you hibri jibri’s.

The most places I have seen the appearing on few CL is the tube under the seat where the pillion is bolted on to. The side/center stand. On the joint’s on the swing-arm and the where holds the bottom part of the

I am really shocked and distressed to this issue on my bike and sorry for the new owners who will the same problem.

There is a issue(design flaw) with the tank mounting plates further creates paint problems. The plates at the rear of the are too thin and of a very old design. in cracking of paint(rusting to be followed) the bolt is tightened.

The plates as they are too thin. The suggestion I provided to RE is that to thickened the and provide a rubber between the and the chassis to absorb the torque on

Common sense doesn’t with RE and shows the callous of the company on improving things.


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