Royal Enfield has launched the new Bullet 500 in India at the price of Rs 1,53,855/- (on road price, Delhi). As we noted in the preview story, the 500cc engine is fed by a carburettor. It makes 26.5 PS @ 5,100 rpm and 40.9 Nm @ 3,800 rpm.
The communication color, which also is a new addition to the lineup, is the Forest Green.
Mr. Shaji Koshy, Senior VP Sales & Marketing, Royal Enfield said, “The Bullet 500 comes with a 500 cc carbureted UCE, a powerful torque that offers better and very accessible power, alongwith several other enhancements such as front disc brakes, electric start and gas filled shock absorbers.
The front disc brakes, rear gas shock absorbers and 130mm telescopic front suspension can deal with any kind of roads comfortably and give more stability to the motorcycle. The 130mm telescopic front suspension compliment the gas shock absorbers and provide an imposing stance to the bike. A new pillion backrest and an electric start ensure comfort and convenience. The legendary hand-painted tank on the Bullet 500 now adorns new silver decals that add to the motorcycle’s majestic appearance. The headlight nacelle has authentic styling and encases powerful 55w headlamps for great visibility during night riding.
The Royal Enfield Bullet 500 will be launched in a phased manner across the country. Initially the product will be launched in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi-NCR and Kerala which have traditionally been the best markets for the Bullet.