Royal Enfield Bullet 500

Royal Enfield Bullet 500

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 1,88,000
* Delhi. May vary.


Colour Options and Price in India
Bike Variant 2019 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 ABS
Availability Status in India Discontinued
2-Wheeler Type Cruiser
Latest Price in India 2019 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 price was Rs 1.88 lakh before being discontinued.
Fuel Type Petrol
Colour Options Forest Green, Black
Official Tagline Made Like a Gun, Goes Like a Bullet!
Engine Details 499cc, Single Cylinder, Air Cooled, 4 Stroke, Spark Ignition
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection
Cooling Air Cooling
Engine cc (Displacement) 499 cc
Maximum Power 27.2 HP @ 5250 rpm
Maximum Torque 41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Number of Cylinders 1
Emission Norms BS4-Compliant
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 Speed
Gearbox Type Constant Mesh
Clutch Wet, Multi-Plate
Mileage 30 kmpl
Front Brake 280mm Disc, 2-Piston Caliper
Rear Brake 240 mm Disc, Single Piston Caliper
Front Tyre 90/90-19
Rear Tyre 120/80-18
Wheel Type Spoke
Braking System Anti-lock Braking System
Front Suspension Telescopic Forks
Rear Suspension Twin Gas Charged Shock Absorbers with 5-Step Adjustable Preload
Frame (Chassis) Single Downtube, Using Engine as Stressed Member
Front Wheel Travel 130mm
Rear Wheel Travel 80mm
Overall Length 2140 mm
Overall Width 810 mm
Overall Height 1110 mm
Ground Clearance 135 mm
Seat Height 800 mm
Wheelbase 1380 mm
Kerb Weight 196 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 13.50 litres
Speedometer Analogue
Fuel Gauge Analogue
Battery Type Maintenance Free
Capacity 12 Ah
Voltage 12 volt
Head Light 12V, 60 W / 55 W, Halogen
Tail Light 12V, P21/5W
Turn Signal Light (Front) 12V, 10W X 4 Nos
Turn Signal Light (Rear) 12V, 10W X 4 Nos
Automatic Headlamp On (AHO)
Electric Start
Pillion Footrest
Step-up Seat/Split Seat

Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Review

13 Mar, 2019 04:47 PM

Quick Review by Maxabout Team

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.

User Reviews for Royal Enfield Bullet (2019)

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purchased a bullet 350 ES - Unskilled Engineering ... read more

Best Features: only looks and comfort

Pros: look and comfort

Cons: worst engineering with no perfection in its working

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I was always fascinating whenever I could hear or see a Bullet 500 on the road. Yes, it was my childhood dream to own one of them. Ride of this bike is very comfortable and easy... ... read more

Best Features: Vast Service Network

Pros: Good Design and build quality, Looks and Style, Value For Money

Cons: Absence of 6th gear, Rattling Sound, No fuel gauge

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