Overview: Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 500 Motorcycle
Posted at 06:54:58 PM
File under Exhibitions Royal Enfield
Author: Mike Werner
Location: Normandy, France
At the German motorcycle exhibition Intermot, Royal Enfield unveiled their latest version of the classic Bullet motorcycle, the Bullet Classic 500. The motorcycle is still the oldest model on the market (79 years old - you'd think they'd have recovered their development cost by now)), but has been updated over the years. Sporting more modern components, like the Euro 3 spec exhaust and18 inch wheels, the Bullet is ready to face 2009.
The Bullet's 500cc engine now generates 41.2 Nm of torque
Here's what their press information had to say:
The Royal Enfield Bullet has for decades been the byword for rugged, refined cool and a bike handcrafted to perfection. Royal Enfield is now proud to present the new Bullet Classic, a modern reworking of the old legend, taking its styling cues from the simplicity of the original 1950’s machine and combining the celebrated design and heritage with technological innovations of today.
The original heart and soul are intact. The post World War II styling, body colored frame, die-cast headlight casing, fuel tank with post war graphics, thigh pads and single saddle seat with springs of the original remain. But now, the state of the art, Euro III compliant, fully integrated, electronically fuel injected, 500cc engine brings the Bullet roaring into the future.
Technical Specification - BULLET Classic
Engine Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke, Spark Ignition, Air Cooled, OHV
Maximum Torque 41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Fuel Feed Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
Transmission 5-Speed gearbox with left side gear shift
Braking System Front - 280mm Disc brake; Rear - 152mm Drum brake
Suspension Gas filled shock absorbers
Dimensions LxWxH: 2160mm x 800mm x 1050mm;
Wheel Base 1370mm, Ground Clearance 140mm
Weight (Kerb) 187 Kgs
Tyres Front: 90 x 90 - 18”- 51V; Rear 110 x 80 - 18”- 58V
Electricals 12V System; Headlamp 60/55W; Tail lamp 21/5W
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