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– 2012 Royal Enfield Bullet C5 Classic EFI Review
2012 Royal Enfield Bullet C5 Classic EFI
Armed with a potent fuel injected 500cc engine and clothed in a disarmingly appealing post war styling, this promises to be the most coveted Royal Enfield in history.
For those who want it all. The power, the fuel efficiency, the reliability and simple, yet drop dead gorgeous classic styling. The classic turns heads not because it wants to but because it can’t help it. You will appreciate the beat not just for the music it creates but also for the muted feeling of strength and power that it signifies.
The view is simply better when you are astride a Royal Enfield Classic 500 – whether moving or still. Nothing more to be said.
Harking back to the ‘G2’ Bullet of the early 1950’s, Royal Enfield’s newest model retains the British style that is inextricably linked to the world’s oldest motorcycle manufacturer.
At its heart is the all-new 500cc unit construction engine (UCE), with electronic fuel injection, which replaces the 4-speed iron-barrelled motor that had been in continuous production for over 50 years.
With its highly polished and detailed engine cases, 18” Wheels and two-tone paint scheme the Bullet Classic exudes authentic charm and the exhaust note won’t disappoint either. Solo saddle as standard, with dual seat and pillion seat pad options.
Available in a choice of maroon, black, classic green, battle green and NEW desert storm.
Experience one of the greatest traditions in motorcycling history in a whole new way. The Bullet G5 Classic is a completely modern, fuel-injected, low-maintenance motorcycle built in the image of the world-famous 1955 Bullet Classic.
Its striking one-color style and hand-painted pinstripes pop with vintage authenticity, but this is not your father’s Bullet. The fully-integrated unit construction engine offers unprecendented fuel economy, higher cruising speeds, and the latest emissions stanards.
2012 Royal Enfield Bullet C5 Classic EFI Features
– All-new, fully-integrated unit construction engine
– Styled after world-famous 1955 Bullet
– Stunning one-color design with hand-painted pinstripes
– Improved suspension, higher cruising speeds, and better handling
– Pagani turn signals, 19″ Avon Speedmaster Mk. II tires
– Incredible 85 mpg fuel economy*
– Built to meet Euro III and other modern emissions standards
– Industry-leading 2 year, unlimited-mileage manufacturer warranty
* Estimate based on initial mileage reports
2012 Royal Enfield Bullet C5 Classic EFI – North American Specifications
USA/Canada MSRP Price – Starting at: $5995 (49 State), $6295 (California). Taxes, location and other charges may apply.
Engine Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke, Spark Ignition, Air Cooled, OHV
Cubic Capacity 499 cc
Engine Output/Torque 27.5 BHP, 41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
Electrical 12V System; Headlamp 60/55W; Tail lamp 21/5W
Transmission 5-Speed gearbox with left side gear shift
Suspension Gas-filled shock absorbers
Brakes- Front 280mm Disc brake
Brakes- Rear 152mm Drum brake
Tires – Front 3.25 x 19in
Tires – Rear 3.50 x 19in
Dimension – L x W x B 50in x 32in x 42in
Wheel Base 54 inches
Ground Clearance 5.5 inches
Weight (Wet) 412 lbs
2012 Royal Enfield Bullet C5 Classic EFI – Europe Specifications
EU MSRP Price – Price (On The Road): £5195*
Engine Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke,
Bore and stroke 84 x 90mm
Maximum Torque 41.3Nm @ 4000rpm
Power 20.3KW, 28bhp @ 5250 rpm
Ignition system Electronic
Fuel Feed Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
Transmission 5-speed gearbox with left foot gear change
Petrol Tank Capacity 14.5 litres/2L reserve (21 litres Clubman)
Fuel Consumption 79.6 mpg (Under Euro III test conditions)
Clutch 7-plate wet clutch
Braking System Front – 280mm Disc; rear – 152mm Drum
Suspension Telescopic front forks, Gas filled rear shocks
Dimensions Length – 2160mm
Dimensions Width – 800mm
Dimensions Height – 1050mm
Seat Height (Electra/Trials/Woodsman) 820mm
Seat Height (Classic) 790mm
Wheel Base 1370mm
Ground Clearance 140mm
Weight Kerb (with fuel) 187kg
Tyres (Electra/Trials/Woodsman) Front – 90 x 90 – 19″
Tyres (Electra/Trials/Woodsman) Rear – 100 x 90 – 19″
Tyres (Classic) Front – 90 x 90 – 18″
Tyres (Classic) Rear – 110 x 80 x 18″
Electrics 12V System
Fuel Unleaded Petrol
Rake/Trail 25°/75mm (Electra/Trials/Woodsman)
Rake/Trail 26°/72mm (Classic)
All prices include VAT at the current rate and ‘On The Road’ charges (First registration fee, road tax, delivery to the dealer, registration plate and pre-delivery inspection).
2012 Royal Enfield Bullet C5 Classic EFI – Indian Specifications
Indian MSRP Price – See dealer for country pricing.
TypeSingle Cylinder, 4 stroke, Twinspark
Bore x stroke84mm x 90mm
Maximum Power27.2 bhp @ 5250 rpm
Maximum Torque41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Ignition SystemDigital Electronic Ignition
Gearbox5 Speed Constant Mesh
Engine Oil15 W 50 API, SL Grade JASO MA
Fuel SupplyKeihin Electronic Fuel Injection
Air CleanerPaper Element
Chassis / Suspension
TypeSingle downtube, using engine as stressed member
Front suspensionTelescopic, 35mm forks, 130mm travel
Rear suspensionTwin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload, 80mm travel
Brakes / Tyres
Tyres Fr.90/90 – 19(Domestic), 90/90 – 18(Export)
Tyres Rr.120/80 – 18(Domestic), 110/80 – 18(Export)
Brakes Front280mm Disc, 2-Piston caliper
Brakes Rear153mm Drum, Single Lead Internal Expanding
Ground Clearance135 mm
Kerb Weight190 Kg (with 90% Fuel & Oil)
Fuel Capacity13.5 Ltr
Electrical System12 volt – DC
Battery12 volt, 14 Ah
Head Lamp60 W / 55 W, HALOGEN
Tail Lamp21 W / 5 W
Turn Signal Lamp-
All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.