From 1948 to 1953 Royal Enfield was unparalleled in its ability to withstand and excel at grueling international trials, covering distances of anything up to 1500 miles, A Gold Medal at an ISDT was undisputed proof of a great machine, as well as recognition of the skill & ability of the rider. Names such as Brittain, Stocker, Holmes & Nystrom dominated these tests of man & machine and Royal Enfield was the dominant manufacturer.
Not content with the 350cc single’s success in 1951, Enfield launched a entirely new 500cc Twin that continued the domination, taking the trophy that year.
Now, seven decades later Royal Enfield, pays tribute to this golden era with the Bullet 500 Trials edition.
Today’s Bullet Trials 500 houses the same single-cylinder, air-cooled, four-stroke engine found on the standard bikes, delivering ample low-down and mid-range grunt. Producing 27bhp at 5100rpm & up to 43nm of torque, the 500 is a smooth motorcycle to ride, with real world flexibility.
Changes from the standard Bullet include the painted frame, dual purpose tyres, new front forks with robust mounting brackets and gaiters, rear carrier rack, solo seat, handlebar brace and rubber-mounted mirrors.
BULLET 500 TRIALS ENGINE
Single Cylinder, 4 stroke
BORE X STROKE
84mm x 90mm
27.2 bhp @ 5250 rpm
41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Keihin Electronic Fuel Injection
5 Speed Constant Mesh
Digital Electronic Ignition
12 volt, 14 Ah
BULLET 500 TRIALS CHASSIS
Single downtube, using engine as stressed member
Telescopic, 35mm forks,
FRONT SUSPENSION STROKE
280mm Disc, 2-Piston caliper
BULLET 500 TRIALS DIMENSIONS
2140 mm x 800 mm x 1080mm (Without Mirrors)
USABABLE TANK VOLUME
13.5 Ltr (3.56 Gallon)