2006 Royal Enfield Bullet Classic
Bullet 350 Classic;
The Bullet is unique in being a machine of the 1950's but made today with the benefit of modern technology and a full national dealer network. Over 100 modifications have been made to the Bullet in the past 5 years but, with the exception of the indicators, it still looks much the same as it did 50 years ago.
Royal Enfield had an outstanding record of success in the ISDT [International Six Days' Trial], acknowledged as the longest and most strenuous of all motorcycle competitions, during the glory years for British riders between 1948-1953. Watsonian have developed a 350-T, which is evocative of pre-'65 trials bikes, made internationally famous by Johnny Brittain. Based on the classic Royal Enfield Bullet motorcycle, the motorcycles are built with a number of modifications, including many British-made parts. These include painted silver tank, single sprung seat, wide handlebars, upswept trail exhaust system, alloy mudguards, bash-plate and off-road "knobbly" tyres.
Bullet 500 Classic;
Although not significantly faster than the original 350, the 500cc Bullet offers considerably more torque, giving noticeably swifter acceleration and more tractable power. Its higher gearing than the 350 helps the 500cc model to achieve a higher cruising speed too.
It took 52 years for the Royal Enfield Bullet to benefit from an electric starter, but most enthusiasts believe it has been well worth the wait.
Bullet 500-ES (CTD);
Although the basic design remains un-changed from 50 years ago, the addition of an electric starter is only one of a number of refinements added over recent years including up-rated 12 volt electrics, modern halogen headlight, indicators and coil ignition plus alternator, (replacing the magneto & dynamo).
Bullet 500 Clubman-S;
Riders looking to recapture the Sixties spirit with a cafe racer can now satisfy their cravings with the Clubman 500-S. Based upon the Indian-made 500cc Bullet, the 500-S is a joint development between Watsonian-Squire and performance specialist Norman Hyde. Obvious changes from the standard Bullet are the big polished aluminium tank, ace bars, single seat and sports exhaust. All of these unique components are British-made, many by craftsmen who worked in the original British factories. Available with an electric starter as an optional extra.
Bullet 500 Clubman-GT;
Created in response to demand from some customers for a café racer styled bike, but with a more relaxed riding position and the capacity to carry a passenger. Hence the flat bars and twin seat.