Throttle: 2011 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Classic Efi — Ride Review

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2011 Royal Enfield 500 Classic Efi — Ride

Anybody who knows me knows I’m not that much towards choppers and cruisers. have remained a bit out of my predilection, but at the time I must admit I had no solid ground to justify my The years of reviewing motorcycles has me to keep an open mind looking towards a motorcycle these two wheeled wonders stop to amaze and surprise you and was proved true when I the Apache RTR 180.

A similar came beckoning my way when my Raj came to meet me on his brand new Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Efi, and surely I was for a big surprise.

the starter and the engine bangs to with that classic, Enfield Bullet note. At it might sound a little but rev the engine and you start falling in with it. It feels like you can on revving the bike all day long and not get bored doing that.

The big power plant has a strong presence of it’s own and is complemented by strong on road performance. My doze of surprise came in the of the clutch lever, which ultra light for the class of the Bullet 500 Classic represents, in my opinion is a very good for a mile muncher cruiser motorcycle.

Engine — Air Cooled, Stroke, single Cylinder,

Capacity — 499cc

x Stroke — 84 x 90 mm

Compression — 8.5. 1

Induction Fuel Injection

Ignition/Starting Electronic Ignition/Self and Kick

Max — 27.2 hp @ 5250 rpm

Max — 41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm

/ Drive — 5 Speed foot gear shift)/chain

the first cog and I was in for my second doze of on the bike. Even though the torque output of 41.3 Nm @ 4K rpms, there’s a meaty available at your dispense from the word go. Just a flex of your left unleashes an immense package of and bike just leaps motion.

Really I was not expecting from such a heavy and that also from a which is known for their character, but this was anything but At the same time, the torque is so that I pulled the bike as low as 11 kmph in fourth gear. it’s one torque happy the

One should really tread respect aboard on this for sure.

Since the bike was new and was in break in period, so didn’t the bike beyond 40kmph in any but boy the 499cc pounds the tarmac real hard so to speak, a thumper in it’s truest Talking about the thump, really an integral part of package and you feel it all over you the very first inch the moves.

So, if you are in for some feedback to you while you make a mockery of of the moving objects on the road, the Bullet 500 Classic is the machine for It’s attitude written all it. It might just, that I that the thump gave feedback to my palms at lower but as I climbed on the rpms, both the and the bike, smoothed out dramatically.

The shift was extemely smooth and and operated like a hot knife a cube of butter. Again, is very good sign, for a cruiser, as it’s again a key when it comes to long

The only thing which me a bit was the hit. After the just a short ride, I could the heat of the engine up to my thighs (I was riding it in my bermudas. not a clever to do, but could just waste the in hand)

Ride and Handling

with 187 kg of wet weight, the Bullet 500 Efi is one block on two wheels in motion and no for guessing, the handling of the bike it’s toll. As for me, I wasn’t much from it and therefore I I wasn’t dissapointed from handling. It’s heavy, a bullet, it’s not supposed to razor sharp handling the other cats of it’s

Front Suspension — Hydraulic Damping, Stroke 130 mm travel

Rear Suspension Swing Arm With Gas Shock Stroke 80 mm wheel travel

Brakes — Single disc

Rear Brakes Foot operated, 153 mm drum

Tyre — 90/90 19

Rear Tyre — — 18

Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Classic

Seat Height 800 mm

Wet-Weight — 187 Kg

Fuel — 13.5 Litres

But in no way means that it’s a mover and does not provide any The front and rear offer feedback to keep you interested and heavy, with a little used to, I was able to happily through pot holes. Speaking of pot I deliberately took the bike to of the nasty ones, I was happily and negotiating them with a big across my face. My back and were completely at peace.

the front and rear suspension the ideal setting required for roads and for curising.

The trade upright position, is very friendly and complements it’s look.

Since I knew how the gonna be handling, I didn’t the riding posture either, I was sure after riding it it’s gonna be one hell of a in the bumper to bumper traffic Another positive feature of the from commuting perspective the brakes. The 280mm disc up and the 153mm drum back provide enough bite needed in normal riding/commuting

But at the same time for doing speed highway long I found the rear, tad soft for my and felt that it surely some adjustments.


The is standard as is on any bullet. The fuel is missing and as per the feedback from my one has to be very watchful for the low fuel you miss it and you might find manually dragging one heavy … towards the gas station. The and all are also neatly tucked the handle bar and overall, there’s much to complain about.

and Reliability

The paint and finish is if not top notch, but at the same time, the to keep the pricing down is visible. The choice of plastic for the the fitment of parts like the could have been But the thing that shocked me was the of battery that been into this very Bullet.

The battery was already fluid and corroding the bolts. I that’s blasphemy to say the least.

The Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Efi, is easily the best and the sophisticated Royal Enfield has been made till If you have the kind of money and are a fan, then the Bullet 500 Efi has been custom made for As per Indian norms (which very less sense to the bike rolls out of the showroom a mandatory saari guard and exhaust, but get the bike registered, the saari guard out of it’s existence, plonk in the upswept and fit the single bi-cycle seat, and you an envious heavy duty to feel proud of.

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
Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Classic

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