Royal Enfield Bullet
- Engine: 346 - 499 Cc
- Mileage: 33 - 53 Kmpl
- Power: 19.8 - 27.2 bhp
- Weight: 180 - 193 Kg
- Torquey Engine
- Retro Yet Exclusive Styling
- Tank-like Built Quality
- Braking Not Good
- NVH (Noise, Vibration & Harshness) Levels Are High
- Basic Instrument Console
Royal Enfield Bullet Overview
Since 1949, Royal Enfield motorcycles are being sold in India. Initially, bikes made in England were sold in India but in 1955, the Government of India looked for a suitable and sturdy motorcycle that could be used by the country's security forces and hence, the Royal Enfield was chosen. By 1962, all components were being made in India. In 1994, the Eicher Group of India took over the Royal Enfield brand. Presently, Royal Enfield, India exports the motorcycles to over twenty countries.
Royal Enfield Bullet Engine & Transmission
The newest bike to be launched by Royal Enfield is the Continental GT. Priced at close to 2 lakhs, the GT's engine is air cooled. The single cylinder, 4 stroke engine produces a displacement of 535cc and generates 29.1 bhp at 5100 rpm. The maximum torque is 44 Nm at 4000 rpm. The Classic Desert Storm has a 499cc engine. The 4 stroke, single cylinder twin spark engine produces 27.2 bhp at 5250 rpm and a maximum torque of 41.3 Nm at 4000 rpm. The Classic 500 and the Thunderbird 500 share the same engine specifications with the Classic Desert Storm. The power and torque are the same. However, the Thunderbird 500 displays much more advanced features when it comes to electricals. The hazard light is featured for the first time on an Indian motorcycle. There are also LED lamps with position light guides which are indeed innovative features.The Bullet 350 is a classic machine that has kept pace with the advances in the engineering and ergonomics fields. The bike has a long wheel base and bigger tyres which promise better road stability and grip, thus, making it ideal for long distance travel. Available in black, this mean machine has a single cylinder, 4 stroke twin spark 346cc engine that generates 19.8 bhp at 5250 rpm. The engine produces a maximum torque of 28 Nm at 4000 rpm. The gear box is a 5 speed constant mesh. The Bullet Electra's single cylinder, 4 stroke 346cc engine generates the same bhp and torque as the Bullet 350.
Royal Enfield Bullet Mileage
Considering the power that the Royal Enfield Bullet models render, their fuel efficiency scores have always been pretty impressive. Royal Enfield Bullet 350 346cc renders a mileage of 35 kmpl, while Royal Enfield Bullet 500 499cc and Royal Enfield Bullet Electra 346cc offer 30 kmpl and 35 kmpl respectively. Royal Enfield Bullet Machismo 346cc also has a fuel efficiency of 35 kmpl.
Royal Enfield Bullet Performance and Handling
The front brake in the Continental GT is a Brembo 300mm floating disc which has a 2 piston floating caliper. The rear brakes are 240mm discs and comprise of a single piston floating caliper. Superior braking technology in the Continental GT ensures that the bike can be stopped even when travelling at a high speed. In case of Classic Desert Storm the telescopic 35mm front suspension and the twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload promise enhanced riding comfort. The 55w halogen headlamp illuminates the road like anything at night,thereby, guaranteeing road safety. The Classic Desert Storm has both the options of electric and kick start.The Electra has the option of electric start unlike the 350. The 35 w halogen headlamp in both the 350 and Electra ensures that night driving is easy and safe. The front brakes of the Electra are 280 mm disc and 2 piston caliper. The rear brakes in both the Electra and the 350 are 153 mm drum (single lead, internal expanding).Royal Enfield has been a trusted brand in India for over 60 years. No wonder, a potential buyer of a Royal Enfield motorcycle has to wait at least for a month to own the dream machine. Very recently, Eicher Group has invested Rs. 600 crores to increase the production rate. The company hopes to increase its production target to 2.8 lakh units, which was previously 2.5 lakh units, because of the surge in demand. Need we say more about the popularity of the brand in the market?
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