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Royal Enfield Bullet 500 vs Royal Enfield Himalayan Comparison

Royal Enfield Bullet 500 vs Royal Enfield Himalayan

Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Price starts at Rs. 1.89 lakh which is Rs. 7,852 costlier than Royal Enfield Himalayan priced at Rs. 1.81 lakh. The claimed mileage for the Royal Enfield Bullet 500 is 30 kmpl where as the claimed mileage for Royal Enfield Himalayan is 29.5 kmpl. In technical specifications, Royal Enfield Bullet 500 is powered by 499 cc engine where as Royal Enfield Himalayan is powered by 411 cc engine. Royal Enfield Bullet 500 is available in 5 different colours while Royal Enfield Himalayan comes with 5 colours. 65% users have chosen Royal Enfield Himalayan over Royal Enfield Bullet 500 in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com. Compare Royal Enfield Bullet 500 vs Royal Enfield Himalayan on the basis of price, specifications & other features.

Bullet 500 vs Himalayan Specs Overview

Specs/Features Bullet 500 ABSHimalayan Sleet
Price Rs. 1.89 lakh Rs. 1.83 lakh
Engine Type Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke, Spark ignition Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Air cooled, SOHC
Engine Displacement (CC) 499 cc 411 cc
Power (PS@rpm) 27.57 PS @ 5250 rpm 24.83 PS @ 6500 rpm
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc
0-60 kmph (sec) 4.59s 4.33s
Mileage (ARAI) kmpl 30 kmpl 29.48 kmpl
Wheel Size Front :-482.6 mm,Rear :-457.2 mm Front :-533.4 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Spoke Spoke
ABS Dual Channel Dual Channel
Starting Kick and Self Start Self Start Only
Speedometer Analogue Analogue
Engine Type Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke, Spark ignition Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Air cooled, SOHC
Engine Displacement (CC) 499 cc 411 cc
Power (PS@rpm) 27.57 PS @ 5250 rpm 24.83 PS @ 6500 rpm
Torque (Nm@rpm) 41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm 32 Nm @ 4500 rpm
Emission Type bs4 bs4
Bore 84 mm 78 mm
Stroke 90 mm 86 mm
No Of Cylinders 1 1
Drive Type Chain Drive Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder 2 4
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Ignition Digital electronic ignition Digital electronic ignition
Compression Ratio 8.5:1 9.5:1
Transmission Type Manual Manual
No Of Gears 5 Speed 5 Speed
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc
0-60 kmph (sec) 4.59s 4.33s
Quarter Mile ... 17.92 s @ 114.66 kmph
Mileage (City) ... 36.26 kmpl
Mileage (Highway) ... 37.8 kmpl
Mileage (Overall) ... 35 kmpl
Mileage (ARAI) kmpl 30 kmpl 29.48 kmpl
0-100 kmph (sec) ... 11.69s
Suspension-Front Telescopic, 35mm forks, 130mm travel Telescopic Forks
Chassis Single Downtube, Using Engine As Stressed Member Half-Duplex Split Cradle Frame
Suspension-Rear Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload Monoshock with Linkage
Tyre Size Front :-90/90-19, Rear :-120/80-18 Front :-90/90-21 Rear :-120/90-17
Wheel Size Front :-482.6 mm,Rear :-457.2 mm Front :-533.4 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Tyre Type Tube Tube
Radial Tyre ...
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Spoke Spoke
Optimum Tyre pressure (Rider) 20 psi 25 psi
Length*Width*Height 2140*810*1110 2190*840*1360
Wheelbase(mm) 1380 mm 1465 mm
Length 2140 mm 2190 mm
Ground Clearance (mm) 135 mm 220 mm
Height 1110 mm 1360 mm
Seat Height ... 800 mm
Width 810 mm 840 mm
Fuel Capacity (Litres) 13.5 L 15 L
Tail Light Bulb LED
Front Brake Diameter 280 mm 300 mm
Rear Brake Diameter 240 mm 240 mm
Battery Type ... MF
LED tail lights ...
Turn Signal Lamp Bulb Bulb
ABS Dual Channel Dual Channel
Body Type Cruiser Bikes Tourer Bikes
Starting Kick and Self Start Self Start Only
Seat Type Single Split
Pass Switch
Speedometer Analogue Analogue
Tachometer ... Analogue
Trip Meter ... Digital
Average Fuel economy
Low Fuel Warning Lamp
Low Battery Indicator ...
Stepup Seat
Low Oil Indicator ...
Passenger Footrest
Passenger Backrest ...
Underseat storage ...
Cooling System Air Cooled Air Cooled
Console Analogue Analogue and Digital
Odometer Analogue Digital
Mobile Connectivity ...
Standard Warranty (Years)
Standard Warranty (kilometers) 10000 10000

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Q. Which is best bike, NS 200, Dominar 400 and Himalayan?
  • So the category is real different. Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 is a good machine in the lower segment. It is affordable, easy to maintain and value for money. It has a high revving engine so it tends to get a little buzzy at high rpm. The low end torque is missing. Because of the smaller engine, the bike has a tough time going against the wind or doing long rides. The Dominar 400 is a good machine. Comfortable seating, mid sized engine, good power output, handles long rides like its nothing at all. Impressive performance. Suspension is on the stiffer size though. Not that big a deal. The switches and other parts are good. would rate a 3/5 on the fit and finish. Best budget buy.The Himalayan is a mile muncher. the bike has its own style. Onroad manners are nice and off road the Himalayan is a beast. The best part is, that it is raw. The posture is perfect to saddle and the bike is rugged. Can handle getting down and dirty. More than you can expect. It depends on what you are expecting the bike to do.
  • All 3 bikes represent completely different segments .NS 200 is a naked street fighter which can be easily used is daily commute and also some free styling with your bike due to it's light weight .Dominar 400 is a high powerd speed cruiser. This bike best for highway Crusing guys who wants to travel the road with some good speed and power.And on the other side , Himalayan is completely different bike . This is purposely build for off Roading . So it doesn't matters what kind of road you want to travel , you can go to nastiest roads with Himalayan .
  • NS 200 is like a city bike. Dominar 400 is a touring bike. Himalayan is the cheapest adventure touring bike. If you plan to ride in city only then go for NS 200. If you plan to go for occasional highway rides(no off road) then Dominar. If you want to enjoy the true awesomeness of Himalayan you should ride it off road.
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Q. Sir which is better himalyan or thunderbird 500x?
  • Always depends on what your requirement is, in addition, always decide post a good test ride.For me, Himalayan is the better pick, simply because it is vibe free, has a great suspension setup and if you're keen on it, can go off road with ease (this depends on your skills too of course). The TB 500X's biggest advantage I can see is the alloy wheels and the tubeless tyres setup. This is the biggest drawback of the Himalayan according to me, but carrying an add-on electric air pump eases the pain. Of course, off roading and bad roads can damage alloys hence the spoke wheel setup on Himalayan. The TB 500X will vibrate at anything above 90kmph, while the Himalayan can go to 120 without any vibes.All that said, it is purely your choice. Both are good bikes.
  • Hi, I owned Himalayan from more than a year and I use it for my long ride as well as daily commute. I ride it almost 70 km daily from my house to office and I feel great experience about my bike. I also rode my friend's Thunderbird, but I take my decision in one test ride of Himalayan. It just looks big and hard to ride but believe me it's very much comfortable and easy to handle on highway or in heavy city traffic. It's a beast on off-road track. I never feel exhausted after a full day long ride. There are mainor issues in this bike but I m not sure that these are actually issues or just normal things like Knocking sound in handle bar after every long ride, chain loosen up very frequently and other small things which I have to go to workshop after long rides, only headlamp light is not sufficient. So I suggest you make your decision wisely.
  • Hi, I dont think anyone will be able to answer this becaus both the bikes are from different genre or class. - Hinalayan being an off roader or, as they say "purpose built" bike has everything different than Thunderbird being a highway or a cruiser bike. I enjoy riding Thunderbird 500 on a highway but, I enjoy exploring smaller towns and new roads on a Hinalayan. So, you ask yourself if you are a highway person or an explorer who might get different roads after every new turn. - Hinalayan, having bit less mileage than thunderbird, may give you more powerful pleasure by pushing the bike gear after gear. But, thunderbird will give you more of a relaxed and a happy ride whole day. I hope you find your answer in my philosophies for both.
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Q. Which is better between Himalayan and classic 500
  • Himalayan adventure bike हैऔर classic 500 एक cruiser बाईक हैएक आरामदायक सफर के लिये मै आपको हिमालायान की सलाह दूँगालेकिन यदि आप सिर्फ रॉयल इन्‍फील्‍ड लेना चा‍हते है तो बेशक आप classic 500 पर जा सकते है। हिमालायान जहॉ आपको एक आरामदायक सफर एवं बेहतरीन राईडिंग देगी वहॉ आप classic 500 मे वाईब्रेशन से आप परेशान हो जायेंगे। आप आराम से हिमालायान पर 120-140 KMPH की रफतार पकड सकते है। लेकिन क्‍लासिक 500 आपको KMPH की रफतार पर ही आप वाईब्रेशन महसूस करेंगें।
  • Depends on your riding style. Himalayan is a raw bike with true capabilities, comfortable long rides as well as off road rides with good torque. There is no issue when riding in city traffic. Dominar is performers bike with power,pickup, top speed, new age styling . but may be not comfortable as himalayan in long ride. Thunderbird is equipped with the RE 350/500 engine. That mean vibrations on 90+km/hr speed. It offers classic look, comfort ride at 70-80 cruising on highway.
  • For city and highway cruising at minimal vibrations say 80 kmph. classic 500 is very good bike. for all terrain including the above at 100 kmph with no vibrations himalayan is better. classic 500 is a soul hearted bike with no technical gizmos. it's just the rider and the bike. Himalayan on the other hand has a fuel indicator, compass, rpm meter. the pillion on the Himalayan is better than the 500. so I would prefer a himalayan
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