First introduced in 1932, the Royal Enfield Bullet has a long tradition of military service; thousands were supplied to the British Army and RAF for use by despatch riders during the Second World War. When updated for 1949 the Bullet was chosen for patrol duties by the Indian Army, a fact that has ensured its survival to this day. The Battle Green and Desert Storm models pay homage to the company’s military heritage. Both have bodywork and frame painted in matt colours, with plain white decals, in contrast to the high gloss finish of the majority of traditionally styled models in the Royal Enfield range.
Powered by the latest fuel-injected unit engine, with 5-speed gearbox and multi-plate clutch, the Battle Green and Desert Storm combine classic looks and sound with modern levels of performance and reliability thanks to front disc brake, gas-filled rear suspension, hydraulic pushrods and 12-volt halogen headlight. This package delivers enhanced performance and handling with reduced emissions and maintenance compared to the machines originally supplied to the armed forces.
Updated for 2017, with ABS braking and re-mapped fuel injection for low emissions, the Battle Green and Desert Storm also come with an optional pillion sear pad, in case a passenger needs to hitch a ride.
Royal Enfield supplied 29,000 model WD/CO 350cc motorcycles to the British armed forces during the Second World WarThe T5 kit was created to give modern Battle Green and Desert Storm models a more purposeful and military appearance.
Designed to fit directly to Battle Green and Desert Storm models, as well as the C5 Classic, without the need for specialist tools or modification, Watsonian can supply new bikes in T5 trim too.
The kit includes Continental Twinduro tyres, for reliable performance both on and off road, braced ‘scrambles’ handlebars and an alloy bash plate, plus decals based on RAF despatch rider colours.
Type Single Cylinder, 4 stroke,Twinspark
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
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” – 52V
Tyres Rr. 110/80 – 18” – 58V
Brakes Front 280mm Disc, 2-Piston caliper
Brakes Rear 240mm Disc with single piston caliper
ABS Dual Channel
Electrical System 12 volt – DC
Battery 12 volt, 14 Ah
Head Lamp 60 W / 55 W, HALOGEN
Tail Lamp 21 W / 5 W