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2009 Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 500

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The Royal Enfield Bullet has for decades been the byword for rugged, refined cool
and a bike handcrafted to perfection. Royal Enfield is now proud to present the new
Bullet Classic, a modern reworking of the old legend, taking its styling cues from the
simplicity of the original 1950’s machine and combining the celebrated design and
heritage with technological innovations of today.

The original heart and soul are intact. The post World War II styling, body coloured frame,
die-cast headlight casing, fuel tank with post war graphics, thigh pads and single saddle
seat with springs of the original remain. But now, the state of the art, Euro III compliant, fully
integrated, electronically fuel injected, 500cc engine brings the Bullet roaring into the future.

Royal Enfield has returned to its roots to give today’s riders the taste of motorcycling as was originally conceived.

With a pedigree dating back to the 1940’s and ‘50’s, mated with the latest technological advances, manufacturing processes and quality control, the Bullet Classic 500 looks and feels like a classic British bike but with the benefit of modern reliability and performance.

Royal Enfield aimed not only to create a form inspired by the golden era of motorcycling, but also to recreate the feelings of that time in the rider. The traditional sprung saddle and unique fall of the handlebars serve to provide a comfortable, natural perch to enjoy the easy going long-stroke single cylinder unit construction engine, which is inspired from the Clipper 250 in the annals of Royal Enfield history. So both engine and riding position generate feelings of freedom, leisure and lack of pressure.

Although inspired from history, the 500 Bullet Classic is equipped with an electronic fuel injection system, catalytic converters and hydraulic pushrods to ensure reduced maintenance and modern standards of reliability.

The major challenge for designers in this project lay in adopting the EFI components like fuel pump, fuel injector and catalytic converter to a motorcycle which should have a feel of a classic British machine.

All electronic & advanced-looking components were positioned in such a way so as to blend into being better features of the bike.

Meanwhile the body painted steel frame, the fuel tank cap and the extensive polishing on the engine are just a few examples of the intention to retain a resemblance of period manufacturing processes and component finishes to preserve the charm of this modern classic.

Available in three colour schemes – black, metallic green or metallic red – the 500 Bullet Classic is a 21st century classic.

Technical Specification - Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 500

  • Engine - Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke, Spark Ignition, Air Cooled, OHV
  • Capacity - 499cc
  • Maximum Torque - 41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
  • Fuel Feed - Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
  • Transmission - 5-Speed gearbox with left side gear shift
  • Braking System - Front - 280mm Disc brake; Rear - 152mm Drum brake
  • Suspension - Gas filled shock absorbers
  • Dimensions - LxWxH: 2160mm x 800mm x 1050mm;
  • Wheel Base - 1370mm, Ground Clearance 140mm
  • Weight (Kerb) - 187 Kgs
  • Tyres Front: 90 x 90 - 18”- 51V; Rear 110 x 80 - 18”- 58V
  • Electricals - 12V System; Headlamp 60/55W; Tail lamp 21/5W