Royal Enfield Bullet 500 ABS

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 1,88,000
* Delhi. May vary.

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QUICK FACTS & SUMMARY
Bike Variant Royal Enfield Bullet 500 ABS
Braking System 2-Channel ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
Current Status Available
Body Type Cruiser
Fuel Type Petrol
Price in India Royal Enfield Bullet 500 ABS is priced at INR 1.88 Lakh in India (Ex-Showroom).
Shades Forest Green, Black, Marsh Grey
Official Tagline Made Like a Gun, Goes Like a Bullet!
Warranty in India 2 years or 20,000 kms (whichever is earlier)
Vehicle Overview Royal Enfield Bullet 500 uses the 499cc, single cylinder engine that is actually good for 27.2 BHP at 5250 rpm and 41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm. It comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox and claims a top speed of 120 kph. It is a retro-modern machine that weighs 196 kg and rivals no other bike in its class. It can only be compared with the RE Classic 500, Thunderbird 500 and Himalayan in the segment. The powerful machine has enough torque at usable rpm and can be used for long rides with much ease.
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Standout Features Fuel Injection, Front Disc Brake, High Torque Output, Pillion Backrest, Large Tyres, 2-Channel ABS
Should You Buy It? If you are a die-hard Bullet fan and miss the availability of features of Bullet 350, this 499 cc motorcycle will serve both the functions with much ease.
ENGINE & GEARBOX
Engine Description 499cc, Air-Cooled, Single Cylinder
Fuel System Electronic fuel injection
Cooling Air Cooling
Displacement 499 cc
Maximum Power 27.2 HP @ 5250 rpm
Maximum Torque 41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Number of Cylinders 1
Ignition Digital electronic ignition
Lubrication Wet sump
Compression Ratio 8.5:1
Bore 84 mm
Stroke 90 mm
Oil Grade 15 W 50 API, SL Grade & above, JASO MA 2
Air Cleaner Paper Element
Number of Gears 5
Gearbox Type Constant Mesh
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
BRAKES & TYRES
Front Brake 280mm Single Disc
Rear Brake 240mm Single Disc
ABS
Front Tyre 90/90-19
Rear Tyre 120/80-18
Wheel Type Spoke
Tubeless Tyres
Alloy Wheels
SUSPENSION & CHASSIS
Front Suspension Telescopic forks
Rear Suspension Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload
Frame Single downtube, using engine as stressed member
Front Wheel Travel 130mm travel
Rear Wheel Travel 80mm travel
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Overall Length 2140 mm
Overall Width 810 mm
Overall Height 1110 mm
Ground Clearance 135 mm
Seat Height 800 mm
Wheelbase 1380 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 196 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 13.50 litres
INSTRUMENT CONSOLE FEATURES
Speedometer Analogue
Fuel Gauge Analogue
BATTERY & ELECTRICALS
Battery Type Maintenance Free
Capacity 12 Ah
Voltage 12 volt
PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE
Mileage 25-30 kmpl (approx.)
Top Speed 130 kmph
0-100 kmph 13 secs
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE FEATURES
Electric Start
Pillion Footrest
Pass Light
Step-up Seat/Split Seat
LIGHTING
Head Light 60/55 W, Halogen
Tail Light 12V, 21W/5W
Turn Signal Light (Front) 12V, 10W
Turn Signal Light (Rear) 12V, 10W
Automatic Headlamp On (AHO)

Royal Enfield Bullet 500 ABS Review

13 Mar, 2019 04:47 PM

Overview

Bullet 500 is almost identical to its younger sibling, Bullet 350. The wide and low stance of this bike can grab anyone’s attention on the road. The exposed heavy metal engine, chrome finished long silencer and brake pedal are the characteristic features of Bullet. This fuel tank merges nicely into its low positioned seat. The triangular tool box placed just below the seat comes with the printed name of this bike. The semi-circular grab rail at the back looks retro and gives way to the rear cowl of this bike. The chrome finished orange colored side indicators and number plate is placed on this rear cowl while you will also notice a full-size tail light at the back.

Move to the front of this bike and you will see the iconic circular face of Bullet. The bike lacks any type of cowl and features chrome plated round shaped headlight with twin pilot lamps. Royal Enfield has also placed a tiny visor on the top of this headlight which gives it a fresh look. The metal front fender complements the spoke wheels of this bike and you will also notice a new disc plate on its front wheel. There are still no signs of modernity in this department as the bike still uses a naked but heavily chromed analog instrument console. The bike lacks tachometer and trip meter and comes with basic analog speedometer, odometer and fuel gauge.

It’s a single cylinder, 4-stroke 499cc engine which produces a peak power of 27.2 bhp at 5250 rpm. The torque output of this fuel injected engine is of 41.3 Nm which arrives at 4000 rpm. This engine is mated with a five-speed manual gearbox with a gear shift pattern of one gear down and four gears up-shift. This is certainly the most powerful version of Bullet ever launched in India. The bike feels far more powerful and responsive than its younger sibling. The tall gear ratios help this bike to get the maximum power out of this engine. The improvement in the power and torque to weight ratio of this bike is quite evident in its performance.

The bike now reaches 0-100km/hr in less than 13 seconds and can reach the top speed of 120km/hr. The bike stays quite calm and relaxed after 100km/hr and gives you incredible cruising experience. It’s one of the most refined mono- cylinder 500cc engines available in India. The engine never feels strained and shows a high level of refinement ever after long hours of journey. The smooth gearbox gives you hassle-free gear shifts and that’s quite helpful in city traffic. The strong low range of this engine is its biggest USP which gives it instant throttle response. The hill climbers will find it to be an appropriate bike for their long trips.

The bike manages to return you a fuel efficiency of around 25km/ltr in city conditions while these figures may improve on long runs. It’s certainly one of the most comfortable cruiser bikes available in India. The bike comes with a wide rider seat which gives you nice under-thigh support and can hold you for hours. The front set foot pegs help you to extend your legs forward which feel quite relaxing on long trips. The low riding stance gives you complete control over this bike and gives you a clear view of roads as well. The wide handlebar can easily be grabbed and gives you a firm palm grip. Apart from its toolbox, there is not much storage space in this bike.

The front telescopic forks of Bullet 500 come with a wheel travel of 130mm while it features twin gas charged shock absorbers at the back. The new Bullet comes with an improved braking system and now features a front and rear disc brake of 280mm and 240mm respectively, that too with ABS. The bike shares its suspension system and chassis with Bullet 350 and feels quite similar to it in terms of ride and handling. It has a wheelbase of 1370mm which gives stability to this bike while its low ground clearance of 135mm helps it to get momentum easily.

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I never met someone who doesn't like this bike. ... read more

Best Features: Everything

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Simple engine built. Easy self maintenance. Drum brakes which gives smooth stop like ABS. Seat is too comfortable for family. ... read more

Best Features: Mileage, driving comfort, powered twinspark engine, owner friendly maintenance

Pros: Simple powerful pure mechanical engineered

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