Royal Enfield updates official website with information on Bullet 500

13 April 2013, 03:51 PMVenkat Desirazu
Royal Enfield updates official website with information on Bullet 500

Royal Enfield has updated its official website with information on the upcoming Bullet 500. The motorcycle that has been shown is painted in a shade of forest green and now clearly shows that the Bullet 500 will have a carburettor instead of fuel injection system, most likely in a bid to keep the cost of the vehicle down. This version also gets a revised RE logo. 

The Bullet 500 will be powered single-cylinder air-cooled 499cc mill producing 26.5PS@5100rpm and 40.9Nm of torque@3800rpm. Power will be transmitted via a five-speed constant mesh gearbox. The bike has been fitted with a carburettor that has been given a throttle position sensor. It is 2.1 meters long, 810mm wide, has a wheelbase of 1.37 meters and has a fuel tank of 13.5-litres that is almost 1.5-litres lesser than the Classic 500. As per the website, it has a kerb weight of 193kgs when the tank is 90 per cent full. The bike also gets telescopic shocks+disc brake in front and twin gas charged shocks and a drum in the rear. 

The new Bullet 500 is expected to cost Rs 20,000-Rs 25,000 lesser than the Classic 500 EFI. However, the Chennai based manufacturer has not yet announced a launch date for the bike.


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