Royal Enfield Bullet 500 is a cruiser bike launched at a base price of Rs. 1.89 lakh in December 2011 by Royal Enfield in India. Bullet 500 is powered by 499cc engine claiming mileage of 30kmpl. Bullet 500 has a single cylinder, 4-stroke, spark ignition engine and a 5 speed gear box. Royal Enfield Bullet 500 comes with disc breaks in front and rear with a support of ABS. It is available in 2 colours.
Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Latest Updates
Royal Enfield has issued a recall for its Bullet range, including the Bullet 500, for a faulty brake caliper bolt. Nearly 7,000 motorcycles have been affected by this issue. Royal Enfield will replace the faulty part at no extra cost to the customer.
Bullet 500 Specifications
The Bullet 350 comes with a 346cc air-cooled and carburetted single-cylinder motor that puts out 20.07PS at 5,250rpm and 28Nm at 4000rpm, delivered to the rear wheel via a 5-speed gearbox. Its suspension setup comprises of conventional forks up front and twin shock absorbers at the rear. Despite the retro design, it comes with electric start and a disc brake up front. It weighs 194kg (kerb) and has a 13.5-litre fuel tank.
Bullet 500 Features
Royal Enfield’s retro design ethos have worked well for the company and the Bullet 500 is as authentic as it gets. The Bullet 500 gets the signature Royal Enfield fuel tank, a stepped single seat, spoked 19-inch wheels and a chrome battery box. There is generous use of chrome on the exhaust, mudguards and headlamp bezel to add to its retro look.
Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Competitors
Mahindra Mojo: The Mojo makes for a good tourer, thanks to its comfortable ergonomics, good ride quality and performance from its 300cc liquid-cooled motor. It might not handle as well as the competition, but when it comes to travelling long distances at a stretch, the Mojo acquits itself quite well.
Bajaj Dominar 400: When it comes to performance, the Dominar is ahead of the competition, thanks to its 375cc liquid-cooled and fuel-injected single that makes 35PS of power. It also handles better than the competition, though the stiff suspension setup is not conducive to long-distance touring, especially on our bad roads.
Specifications Summary of Royal Enfield Bullet 500
|Engine :||499 cc|
|Emission Type :||BS4|
|Fuel Type :||petrol|
|Power :||27.57 PS @ 5250 rpm|
|Mileage :||30 Kmpl|
|Gears :||5 Speed|
|ABS :||Dual Channel|
|Standard Warranty :||0 Years|
Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Price
Royal Enfield Bullet 500 price start at Rs. 1.89 lakh (Ex-Showroom). Royal Enfield Bullet 500 is offered in only one variant - ABS.
Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Variants Price List
Editor's View of Royal Enfield Bullet 500
Vibrations, No rear disc brakes, no ABS
The Bullet 500 is one motorcycle that’s at home for both grocery runs and long rides on the highway. Carburetted engine means it is relatively simpler than the fuel-injected counterparts and is easier to maintain as well.
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Top Competitors of Bullet 500
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Must Read Questions & Answers Before Buying Bullet 500
- It depends upon your wallet capacity and riding ability. Bullet 350 has better millage where as bullet 500 good power delivery with lesser fuel economy than compared to bullet 350. Just follow your heart bro both bikes are good to go around the world any where.
- Depends on your use if you want a powerful bike for daily long rides or weekly trips than you can ho for Bullet 500 but the if you want a bike for every purpose like daily commute and long rides and a good mileage than go for Bullet 350.
- Both are good and it depends upon your choice. The 500cc is a more powerful bike with less mileage and very good for long rides. The 350cc is better in mileage as compared to 500cc and with a little bit less performance. It is better for city rides in traffic as compared to 500cc.
- If you are looking for vehicles with discounts, the end of this year would be the best time to buy a BS4-era bike. As manufacturers gear up towards getting their BS6 products on the road, they will be offering significant discounts on their BS4 counterparts to clear stock. They would try to do so well before the April 2020 deadline to avoid any unsold BS4 stock. So we expect most manufacturers to stop selling BS4 bikes by early 2020. You could go bargain hunting then as the few unsold stocks could attract huge discounts. The reason to go for a BS6 vehicle despite the increased costs would be the added features. Also, you would be polluting the environment less. a transition from BS4 to BS6 has in most cases resulted in a minor drop in power. According to the upcoming emission norms, BS6-compliant two-wheelers should be 25 percent cleaner than their BS4 counterparts. While BS4 vehicles are currently allowed a NOx (Nitrous Oxide) pollutant level of 80mg/km, BS6-compliant vehicles will have NOx levels reduced to 60 mg/km.
- There will be no BS6 version of 500, it has been stopped, going forward it will be only 350, 400 (Himalayan) & 650. There are speculation of a 250 coming in the future but no clarity at this time.
- Yeah, Royal Enfield Classic 500 Bs6 version should be launch. Many of Users are waiting for 500cc variant in Classic.
- Yes yes YesMy 500 cc is self start.It has no problem for starting.I always use self for start ..Kick is hard.You should go for buying 500 cc bullet..You can feel the power when you riding..Proud feeling
- Both self and kick
- It is self start
- Yes it is available in BS6
- No, the brand has discontinued its 500cc engine and there is no official update from the brand for its 650cc engine to come in Royal Enfield Bullet series.
- No all 500 bullet engines are not the same. First Indian built used the English pre unit cast iron barrelled 500. In 1999 Austrian design AVL produced an all alloy, unit lean burn engine. 2008 the UCE designed EFI twin spark engine came into production.
- Yes. Earlier the STD 500 used to have an electronic carburettor but with the new emission norms, it too has an EFI, Disc brakes at the front and rear. I am not sure about the dual channel ABS though.
- Engines are same, bullet runs on carburretor & others EFI
Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Mileage
|ARAI Claimed||30 kmpl|
|User Reported||30 kmpl|
Royal Enfield Bullet 500 User Reviews
Features & Styling4.1/5
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Preferred For : Daily Commute & Occasional Commute
41% of users have given a rating of 4.5 and above
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For city rides, owing to its weight, the bike is good only if you can handle it. Still, grabbing the clutch occasionally can give you a sore wrist if you are stuck in a long traffic. Cruising speed is about 80-90 kmph and can go up to 115 kmph without much discomfort. Although, mileage has a drastic reduction above speeds of 90. The area in which it shines is on long rides. Even riding 1000 kms with just occasional pit stops I have never had any back pain whereas I have felt it for RE Classic variant. The weight of close to 200 kmph is an assurance on great highways, you feel stable even at high speeds. But the weight becomes an issue while we are in cities and when we have to make you turns in tight spaces. So city rides- no, long highway rides, mountain rides - yeah. The torque can eat up steep slopes without any apparent effort. So for a close to 2 lakh price I am very happy with this bike although I knew what I was getting into and I wanted it.
Bike is overall a good package but when it comes to its build quality it f***s your pocket as of now i have driven it 18000kms but i have changed my sprocket 4 times and whole chain set 1 time. Talking about the brakes it sucks, we only have a option of droping the gear to control the bike also the fuel pump in efi is going to give you the problem as it is made of plastic and comes in outer lower side of tank, it cracks then whole fuel leaks and the only option is to replace the pump which cost ₹9800 in the company. Seriously man pump made of plastic will going to cost you ₹10600 after the fitment. Rest vibrations and lot other issues you are going to face. Its better to drive this bike in the economy speed for a longer use rest the issues will raise quickly if you overuse it. Overall it gives you feel. So, these are the major issues which i have faced with my bull but minor issues are coming in between even at unexpected moment.
This bike is give me lot of trouble and i am lost huge money for repair mainly engine oil leakage. I tried to contact the manufacture but it is in vain and in lot of problems do to this bike. any body can help to clear this bike problem or you can advice how i can get help the manufactures. thank you.
Superb bike I am.owner of bajaj bike Hero bike And royal Enfield 500 ccFor me Enfield is no 1You feel like a king when you ride on it Its speed like a bulletIts dug dug gives you much pleasure ......No other bike can compare with it....SUPERBFANTASTIC
it is a very good bike comes to performance but maintenance cost, mileage, and overheating gives you uncomfortable experience with it. Bullet 500 is just a pride to own and ride with it not for daily commute.
Travelled 57,000 lms time to change.
Value for money , nothing beats d feeling a riding a royal Enfield.
Back brake sound is irritatable Vibration
back seat is hard as rock. but I love it.
re my dream bike comes to an awesome driving experience.lots of thanks to re
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