Royal Enfield Bullet 500

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Key specs
  • Displacement499 cc
  • Max Power(bhp)26.1 bhp
  • Mileage - ARAI30 kmpl
  • Kerb Weight193 kg

Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 1,68,312

Royal Enfield Bullet 500 is now discontinued in India.

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Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Summary

Bullet 500 key highlights
Displacement 499 cc
Mileage 30 kmpl
Top Speed 110 Kmph
Kerb Weight 193 kg

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 22 kmpl. As per ARAI, the average of Bullet 500 is 30 kmpl.

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Bullet 500 Specifications & Features

Specifications

  • Bullet 500 Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel TypePetrol

    Max Power26.1 bhp @ 5,100 rpm

    Maximum Torque40.9 Nm @ 3,800 rpm

    Riding Range297 Km

    Emission Standard--

    Displacement499 cc

    Cylinders1

    Bore84 mm

    Stroke90 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder2

    Compression Ratio8.5 : 1

    IgnitionTCI Unit, Multi curve

    Spark Plugs1 Per Cylinder

    Cooling SystemAir Cooled

    Transmission5 Speed Manual

    Transmission TypeChain Drive

    ClutchWet multiplate

    Fuel Delivery SystemCarburettor with throttle position sensor

    Fuel Tank Capacity13.5 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity2.5 litres

    Mileage - ARAI30 kmpl

    Mileage - Owner Reported22 kmpl

    Top Speed110 Kmph

    0 to 60 kmph4.59 seconds

    60 to 0 kmph--

  • Bullet 500 Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Front Brake TypeDisc

    Front Brake Size280 mm

    Rear Brake TypeDrum

    Rear Brake Size153 mm

    Calliper Type2-piston caliper

    Front Wheel Size19 inch

    Rear Wheel Size18 inch

    Front Tyre Size90/90 - 19

    Rear Tyre Size120/80 - 18

    Tyre TypeTubed

    Radial TyresNo

    Wheel TypeSpoke

    Front SuspensionTelescopic, 130mm travel

    Rear SuspensionTwin gas charged shock absorbers

  • Bullet 500 Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight193 kg

    Overall Length2,140 mm

    Overall Width810 mm

    Overall Height1,110 mm

    Wheelbase1,370 mm

    Ground Clearance135 mm

    Seat Height800 mm

    Chassis TypeSingle Downtube,Using Engine As Stressed Member

Features

Odometer Analogue

DRLs (Daytime running lights) --

Mobile App Connectivity --

GPS & Navigation --

Pillion BackrestYes

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

Pillion FootrestYes

Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock breaking 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 --

USB charging port --

Front storage box --

Under seat storage --

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

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--

Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Price

VariantPriceSpecs
Bullet 500 Rear Drum 1,68,312 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Spoke Wheels
Bullet 500 Rear Disc 1,73,633 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Spoke Wheels
Bullet 500 ABS 1,88,659 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Spoke Wheels

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Royal Enfield Bullet 500 User Reviews

4.6 (335 ratings) 97 reviews
  • 4

    Visual Appeal

  • 4

    Reliability

  • 4

    Performance

  • 4

    Comfort

  • 4

    Service Experience

  •  5Rider 2 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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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