Bullet 500 ABS

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Updated for 2017 to comply with Euro 4 regulations, the Bullet 500 now comes with disc brakes front and rear, ABS and a re-mapped fuel-injection to comply to tough new emissions standards.

This model has been in continuous production since 1955, yet it could still be mistaken for a restored original, thanks to the efforts of the design team at Royal Enfield.

At its heart is an air-cooled single cylinder engine with a bore and stroke of 84 mm x 90 mm. There are hand-painted gold coach-lines on the petrol tank, with winged Royal Enfield badges and valenced steel mudguards.

Many of the modern features are not immediately apparent; electric starting, 12-volt electrics, (with halogen headlights) and a slick 5-speed gearbox, make life much easier on 21st century roads, without distracting from the Bullet’s classic appeal.

Read Kevin Ash’s road test for the Daily Telegraph here

ROYAL ENFIELD PRICES

 

 

ENGINE

Type Single Cylinder, 4 stroke
Displacement 499cc
Bore x stroke 84mm x 90mm
Compression Ratio 8.5 : 1
Maximum Power 27.2 bhp @ 5250 rpm
Maximum Torque 41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Ignition System Digital Electronic Ignition
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 5 Speed Constant Mesh
Lubrication Wet sump
Engine Oil 15 W 50 API, SL Grade JASO MA
Fuel Supply Keihin Electronic Fuel Injection
Air Cleaner Paper Element
Engine Start Electric/Kick

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

Type Single downtube, using engine as stressed member
Front suspension Telescopic, 35mm forks, 130mm travel
Rear suspension Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload, 80mm travel

DIMENSIONS

Wheelbase 1360 mm
Ground Clearance 140 mm
Length 2140 mm
Width 800 mm
Height 1080 mm ( Without Mirrors)
Kerb Weight 195 Kgs (with 90% Fuel & Oil)
Fuel Capacity 13.5 Ltr (3.56 Gallon)

BRAKES & TYRES

Tyres Fr. 90/90-19 M/C 52V
Tyres Rr. 110/80V 18 M/C 58V
Brakes Front 280mm Disc, 2-Piston caliper
Brakes Rear 240mm Disc with single piston caliper
ABS Dual Channel

ELECTRICAL

Tail Lamp 21 W / 5 W
Turn Signal Lamp –
Electrical System 12 volt – DC
Battery 12 volt, 14 Ah
Head Lamp 60 W / 55 W, HALOGEN