Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 500 EFI

Definitely the most beautiful ‘Bullet’ of our times, Royal Enfield has launched the ‘Bullet Classic’ 500 EFI at the Cologne Internation bike show. ‘Bullet’, the longest running model in continuous production since 1932, keeps its authentic vintage styling and the brilliant one color appearance from the yesteryears and combines it with newer technology from today. The new ‘Bullet Classic’ 500 EFI conforms to the G2 bullets of the early 1950’s retaining the quintessential classic British style of  post worldwar II times with the same front and rear mudguard, the headlight casing, the fuel tank, the oval tool box, the exhaust fins, speedomter dials, single-seat spring saddle, tail light assembly and the headlamp cap.

Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 500 EFI

The UCE (Unitary Construction Engine) 500cc engine is inspired by the ‘Clipper 250′ engine from Royal Enfield from the older times and retains the pushrod construction but comes with electronic fuel injection and develops a healthy 27.2 bhp @ 5250 rpm and a massive 41.2 nm of torque @ 4000 rpm. According to Royal Enfield, these figures are good enough to give the bike a cruising speed of 70 mph. The claimed fuel efficiency is 3.5 L/100 kms which equates to around 29 kmpl, which is very decent for a bike with 500cc single cylinder engine.

The bike also comes with electric start as standard and a 280 mm Disc brake at the front. The bike is available in 3 colors - Red, Black and Green. Royal Enfield will launch the Bullet Classic in Germany next month followed by a pan European launch in 2009. There is no word from Royal Enfield on the Indian launch.

This is one Bullet which anyone would like to lay his/her hands on, even the most hardened of the brand’s critics, because just look at it…. its Beautiful! Thank you RE!

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» sumit said: { Oct 10, 2008 - 10:10:17 }

Shame that the same Indians who manufacture it dont consider us good enuf for one. But hey tell me one thing … does it break down frequently like its ancestors? If yes … I cam do without this “formy” thing if it lacks function. I should know as I had owned an “export” version not long back and am ruing owning that white elephant till today :mrgreen:

» Vj said: { Oct 10, 2008 - 11:10:11 }

Long back i heard enfield is designing a sporty version of bullet series with would compete wit other players like HH,Bajaj, TVS,Yamaha n others… Guys, Is this true?

» samu said: { Oct 14, 2008 - 04:10:30 }

this good bullet but one problem grar is on left side that is not good for bullet.
the law of bullet the gear is in right side&brake on left side.

» nick said: { Oct 15, 2008 - 11:10:23 }

:shock: i love it but i wan t now d cost and

» nick said: { Oct 15, 2008 - 11:10:43 }


» PRAVEESH KUMAR said: { Oct 19, 2008 - 09:10:34 }


» PRAVEESH KUMAR said: { Oct 19, 2008 - 09:10:05 }

make it 350 tooooooooooooooooooooooo !!!!!!!!!

» gopinath said: { Oct 25, 2008 - 05:10:44 }

Wat a bullet!!! wat a bullet!!! The legend is truely rocking nowwwwwwwww. Though I bought a classic 350 six months ago, I wouldnt be hesitanat to buy this one, once it is launched in India. This bike lures me alot. I am hearing the engine beat of this bullet.
My hearty concratulations to each and every one who worked to shape up this bike to
such a perfect fashion.

» Deepu said: { Oct 27, 2008 - 05:10:30 }

Is it possible to buy a export version Bullet in India?

» Bharat said: { Nov 8, 2008 - 08:11:38 }

:evil: When it will come in India , if classic beat the pulsur220 & yamaha r15 ,i think I’m sure about this ?

» Karthik.M said: { Jan 16, 2009 - 12:01:15 }

It’s looking fabulous and hope it will be launched in India soon, I presently own a Thunder bird and iam more then satisfied with it and will surely purchase this great bike.

» Royal life said: { Jan 16, 2009 - 02:01:33 }

Hi guys this bithc is killer. I woukld like to hump her at the speed of 140

» Prem said: { Feb 21, 2009 - 09:02:27 }


Please don’t compare bullet with pulsars and honda, RE is just leagues apart.
And Yes I agree with Samu, The Law of the Bullet (gears) is on the right side :cool:

Cheers to Bullet

» BhARAT said: { Feb 22, 2009 - 12:02:53 }

Dear Prem ,
I’m waiting for u that when u will come & go for a trip with Royal Enfild okk
guy i ‘m waiting for a race also that all kind of Pulsur 220 & 200 , 180 , 150, Yamaha RX 100, rxz , rx135 , rxz , Suzuki shoiln , & finaly Yamaha RD 350 , and also the whole model of Enfield to compare the top speed of classic no doubt RD bit the all bike but I want to know the place of no 2 which is coming …………………………………………………………………………….. so all the guy who r intrested to join the extremly advantures events so plz contact winth me & take part of ur bike to know that “Kite pani mai hai aap ki bike ”

Bye n take care
U can contact me at bharatsinghmahida@yahoo.com 9893181884 :twisted:

» Manav said: { May 27, 2009 - 04:05:04 }

heyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy man we is classic devil gonna to be launched in India and wat could be it`s price?.i`m desperately waiting to ride it!

» Pinaki said: { Sep 8, 2009 - 07:09:22 }

Good work RE,

My only concern is the gear side. As I ride a bullet of 1980 model I am used to the right side gear system. And also this is the beauty of Bullet.

» Ryan said: { Oct 5, 2009 - 04:10:57 }

The Classic will never be released in India. Royal Enfield doesn’t care about the Indian market.

» Andy said: { Nov 6, 2009 - 06:11:07 }

I want the legacy retained. Do not call it a ‘classic’, if that gear & things are misplaced? What do others say?

» Andy said: { Nov 6, 2009 - 06:11:28 }

I want the legacy retained. Do not call it a ‘classic’, if that gear & Brake things are misplaced? What do others say?

» Indranil said: { Dec 18, 2009 - 05:12:42 }


I was dreaming abt Classic 500 since the day it was launched….Today did the booking…Now cant wait for the day when the bull will be delivered to me….

» Aman said: { Jan 24, 2010 - 07:01:36 }

Hi i wanted to know what kind of silencer come in company fitting in Bullet Classic 500.
Is it a straight one as in classic 350 or a up bent one ( like those shown in images for classic 500). I m gonna buy a classic but my dealer first said it the up bent silencer in the company fitting but when i went in today he is say company provides only the straight silencer , i’ll have buy the upbent one. please help

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