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Royal Enfield Bullet 500

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Key specs
  • Displacement499 cc
  • Mileage - Owner Reported32 kmpl
  • Transmission5 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight193 kg

Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 1,88,659

Royal Enfield Bullet 500 is now discontinued in India.

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Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Summary

Bullet 500 key highlights

Engine Capacity 499 cc
Mileage Owner Reported Mileage: BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 32 kmpl
Transmission 5 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 193 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 13.5 litres
Seat Height 800 mm

About Bullet 500

The Bullet 500 is the same as the iconic Bullet 350, but with a bigger 499cc engine. The Bullet 500 is powered by a single-cylinder air-cooled 499cc mill producing 26.5bhp of power at 5,100rpm and 40.9Nm of torque at 3,800rpm. Power is transmitted via a five-speed gearbox. The motorcycle has been fitted with a carburetor. The motorcycle features a 280mm disc brake with a two piston calliper in the front, and an electric start is standard. A rear disc brake and dual-channel ABS are on the options list. Opting for the rear disc brake adds Rs 5000 to the price of the base model, and the jnclusion ABS adds Rs 18,000 to the price of the base model, ex-showroom. The Bullet 500 is available in green, grey or black.

The Bullet 500 retails for Rs 1.7 lakhs -1.87 lakhs, ex-showroom, and competes with the Jawa range and is a more modern touring alternative to the Bajaj Dominar 400.
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Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Engine has lots of torque and pull
    • Has a big bike appeal 
    • Gets an affordable price tag
  • Could be Better

    • Lacks modern features
    • Brakes could be better

BikeWale's Take

The Bullet is Royal Enfield's oldest running model which makes it an iconic motorcycle. The torquey engine and comfortable ergonomics result in a seamless riding experience over long distances. Moreover, it is the most affordable 500cc motorcycle in the market.  

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Royal Enfield Bullet 500 mileage

As reported by Bullet 500 owners, the real mileage of Royal Enfield Bullet 500 is 32 kmpl. As per ARAI, the average of Bullet 500 is 30 kmpl.

Bullet 500 mileage details

Bullet 500

Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 26.1 bhp @ 5,100 rpm

    Max Torque 40.9 Nm @ 3,800 rpm

    Cooling System Air Cooled

    Transmission 5 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard BS-IV

    Displacement 499 cc

    Cylinders 1

    Bore 84 mm

    Stroke 90 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 2

    Compression Ratio 8.5 : 1

    Ignition TCI Unit, Multi curve

    Spark Plugs 1 Per Cylinder

    Clutch Wet multiplate

    Fuel Delivery System Carburettor with throttle position sensor

    Fuel Tank Capacity 13.5 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity 2.5 litres

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge 432 Km

    Mileage - ARAI 30 kmpl

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 32 kmpl

    Top Speed 110 Kmph

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated Dual Channel ABS

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 280 mm

    Rear Tyre Size 120/80 - 18

    Tyre Type Tubed

    Radial Tyres No

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Rear Brake Size --

    Calliper Type 2-piston caliper

    Wheel Type Spoke

    Front Wheel Size 19 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 18 inch

    Front Tyre Size 90/90 - 19

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) --

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) --

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) --

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) --

    Front Suspension Telescopic, 130mm travel

    Rear Suspension Twin gas charged shock absorbers

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 193 kg

    Overall Length 2,140 mm

    Overall Width 810 mm

    Wheelbase 1,370 mm

    Ground Clearance 135 mm

    Seat Height 800 mm

    Overall Height 1,110 mm

    Chassis Type Single Downtube,Using Engine As Stressed Member

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  • Manufacturer WarrantyManufacturer Warranty

    Standard Warranty (Year) --

    Standard Warranty (Kilometers) --

Features

Odometer Analogue

DRLs (Daytime running lights) --

Mobile App Connectivity --

Pillion BackrestYes

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

GPS & Navigation --

USB charging port --

Front storage box --

Under seat storage --

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) --

Speedometer Analogue

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer --

Stand Alarm Yes

Stepped Seat Yes

No. of Tripmeters --

Tripmeter Type --

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Low Battery Indicator Yes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageNo

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightNo

KillswitchYes

ClockNo

Electric System12 volt - DC

Battery12 volt, 14 Ah

Headlight TypeHalogen Bulb Type

Headlight Bulb Type60/55 W, HALOGEN

Brake/Tail Light12V, 21W/5W

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional features--

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Royal Enfield Bullet 500 User Reviews

4.6 348 ratings 100 reviews
  • 4

    Visual Appeal

  • 4

    Reliability

  • 4

    Performance

  • 4

    Comfort

  • 4

    Service Experience

  •  5Bullet is true love 1 month ago by Rohan, New Delhi

    I have no buying experience because I didn't purchase it my brother purchased it in 2016. The riding experience was fabulous I don't compare my bike to other bikes. The bullet is little bit heavy but it looks like a royal vehicle. When I sit on it and start riding I fee

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  •  3Overall assessment is good. 5 months ago by Bhagwan Singh, New Delhi

    Service experience Bought the bullet 500cc with great expectation and excitement ,I feel it is good after riding it. Riding experience is good. Looks is really stunning and amazing but performance wise its not met. Pros:1. Elegant look. Good shock absorber. Cons: Good m

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    • Used it for

      Occasional Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      100 kmpl

  •  5Awesome 9 months ago by Vansh Bhutani, Muzaffarnagar

    I'm 6ft1in tall. I previously own a royal enfield classic 350. And let me share my experience. I'm one of the several people who fell for the looks of the motorcycle, who fell for its connect with the person who rides (possibly due to the vibrations), who fell for its l

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

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  •  5Rider 1 year ago by Afroz Khan, Ahmedabad

    I am a bike rider in ahmedabad city and i love bullet, it is best company of the bike and it look likes are good i have a experience and my family enjoy with this bike and it is comfortable for bullet it sounds is high but ride in a amazing so it is very comfortable and

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

  •  4Problems 1 year ago by Nisangka Boro, Guwahati

    The bike is not good for me.I couldn't sit properly in this bike because the sit is too small so i feel very uncomfortable. If you are a office employee then this bike is for you.If you are a young person then the bike is not suit you and there is a one more problem on

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    • Used it for

      Occasional Commute

    • Owned for

      3-6 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      49 kmpl

  •  3Ok but having much issues with this bike 1 year ago by Rajat Verma, New Delhi

    Genuinely saying this bike is not worth it whether for average or maintenance purpose. This bike require high maintenance cost on regular basis and gives almost 20-25 kms per litre of petrol.I am also very much disappointed of the regular battery issues in my bike.Every

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      22 kmpl

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