Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Efi

.Last Updated : Oct 29, 2014
3 / 5
(30 Ratings)
Lowest Price
1.54L
Starting Electric / Kick Start
Engine type Single Cylinder, 4 Stroke
Displacement 499 cc
Maximum Power 27.2 bhp @ 5250 rpm
Stroke 90 mm
Wheel base 1370 mm

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Overall Review

One of the oldest bike manufacturers, Royal Enfield, has drawn out another variant under its special bike range Bullet. The biker maker has already introduced a few of its innovation under this heading Bullet but there is no looking back by this bike maker. The new variant by them is called as Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Efi. This bike is a powerful and extremely durable machine which has roar of the lion and calmness of water. This machine is mostly renowned for its endless journeys as this bike is the best for travel and tourism. Nothing can stop this bike from running. It can surpass any piece of land with sheer joy. The manufacturer has designed the best engine of all times which has power to turn down the day into night and night into day, there is no stopping.   The engine equipped in this machine is a single cylinder, 4-stroke engine which has the displacement of 499cc. The engine is tuned to generate the maximum power of 27.2BHP and top torque of 41.3Nm. The engine is able to deliver a mileage of around 25kmpl. With a large 14.5 liters of fuel tank capacity, the car maker has made it a long distance traveller. Single Downtube type frame is used to make this bike a muscular and strong to go on for the longer time. It is a heavy machine which needs a muscular rider to ride it and experience the joy. The suspensions used in this machine are front telescopic forks and rear twin gas charged shock absorbers which has 5-step adjustable preload. The front wheel of this bike comes loaded with the 2-piston caliper, 280mm disc brake while the rear one is loaded with the 153mm drum brake. India has become a fan of this bike as this is a royal motorcycle. Its presence is class apart and the looks of this bike are truly traditional. Read more about this bike in detail now.

Mileage and Fuel Economy

Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Efi has a powerful mill with the displacement of about 500cc which means expecting a supreme mileage is a waste. This bike is still made able to deliver a decent mileage of 25kmpl which is considered for the highways and mileage of 20kmpl which is considered for the city roads. To make the journey go fine the fuel tank of this bike is made larger, making it able to store a volume of 14.5 liters of fuel.

Colors

To make this bike look simple and likable, the company has painted this motorcycle only in black color. The headlight, muffler, engine and front forks of the bike comes in silver which makes it look muscular.

Acceleration and Pick up

Bullet is a smooth runner, there is no need to rev this machine as it can attain a great speed at a low acceleration. All this is because of its mighty engine, which is a single cylinder engine. The mill is able to produce the top power of 27.2 bhp which is out at an acceleration rate of 5250 rpm along with the top torque of 41.3 Nm which is obtained at an acceleration rate of 4000 rpm. The bike runs effortlessly between the speed mark of 80 to 120kmph. With a little twist to the accelerator, you can touch the highest speed of 120kmph. This bike has an unmatched performance level, that means, the comfort gained from this machine is not available from any other machine.

Appearance

Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Efi looks same as the older version of the Bullet. Its just there are some improvements in the appearance and its performance. The bike has brought its old headlight which looks sporty and powerful. The machine has been made with the best material which is visible with the shine of chrome.  The long and simple fuel tank is fixed with a patch showing the name of the manufacturer. The seat is not straight one, the rider's seat is separated from the one of the pillion rider's. Big engine of this machine is sported in silver which is looking more robust with the long and silver exhaust pipe. The tyres are encircling the spokes which also sport the strength of the bike. The name of the bike can be seen on the side panel. The instrument cluster of the bike is old which only sports speedometer, odometer and fuel gauge.

Comfort Feature

Perfect riding position is the most needed comfort feature for a motorcycle which is there in this machine. The handlebars of this bike are straight and the seat for the rider is a bit low which provides a perfect riding position to him. The unstoppable engine is its key feature, people have came across miles with the help of this bike. The maker of the machine has installed a big front disc brake to its wheel so that the rider feels comfortable while stopping this vehicle at high speeds. The best of suspensions are used for this vehicle to optimize the comfort of the rider. The only thing which can discomfort the rider is the weight of the machine. The headlights of this bike are embedded with the powerful halogen lights so that the rider feels like day in the night.

Dimensions

Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Efi is a bull when comes to its measurements. The length of this machine is 2200mm, width is 800mm and height is 1120mm. The wheelbase written down by the bike is 1370mm. Minimum ground clearance scored by this vehicle is 135mm.

Engine

Bullet comes powered with the 499cc, mono-cylinder, 4-stroke mill which is extremely powerful and its performance is simply invincible. The engine is mated with the five-speed manual transmission gearbox that does the first gear down with rest four gears up shift pattern. The gearbox is further mated with the wet multi plate type clutch. The lubrication of this mill is wet sump while its ignition system is Digital Electronic Ignition. The engine has a paper element as its air cleaner. The measurement of the bore x stroke of the machine is 84mm x 90mm and the compression ratio it scores is 8.5: 1. The engine has kick-start and electric start, both.

Wheels

Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Efi comes fixed with the 3.25 x 19inches tyre at the front and 3.50 x 19inches tyre at the rear. The front wheels comes installed with the 280mm Disc with 2 Piston caliper at the front and an equipment of 153mm drum brakes at the rear.

Suspension

The suspensions making this ride a smart ride are 35mm Telescopic fork that has 130mm of travel and at the rear, there is a Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload while having 80mm of travel.

Handling and Control

Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Efi has a heavy weigth which makes it out of control in several situations. But if once you are set on this machine, the ride is a sheer joy for the rider. The suspensions makes this bike  stable at every terrain. The wide tyres provide this bike enough grip to stay stable on the every type of terrain.

Pros

Performance packed mill, strong and durable chassis

Cons

weight is quite high, old analog instrument cluster

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