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– 2012 Royal Enfield Bullet C5 Classic Chrome Review
2012 Royal Enfield Bullet C5 Classic Chrome
With the bold, award-winning design of the Bullet C5 Classic, Royal Enfield blurred the barriers between past and present.
The new, limited edition Bullet C5 Chrome takes the show-stopping aesthetic of the Bullet C5 even further with a stunning splash of chrome that make the bike even more impossible to ignore.
With its chrome tank, matching mudguards, oval air box covers and rear shock absorber shrouds the Classic Chrome exudes lustrous charm.
Front forks, headlamp nacelle and tool boxes have a deep red paint and the tool boxes are finished with gold pin-striping. The fuel tank and mudguards all have a broad red stripe, also finished with gold pin striping. Its solo sprung seat is in brown leatherette and a matching pillion pad is available as an accessory.
Introduced in 2009, the 500cc air cooled cylinder engine retains its classic roots, with bore and stroke of 84 x 90mm, but in all other respects it is thoroughly modern. Its pushrods are hydraulically operated, the clutch is a wet multiplate design, fuel is injected electronically and there is a catalytic converter concealed in the chrome silencer. The 18” wheels are shod with Avon Road Rider tyres. There is a final concession to the ‘good old days’ with a kick-start lever on the right hand side, giving riders an alternative to the bike’s push-button electric starter.
The Royal Enfield Classic Chrome is based on the Classic 500 with a rather generous dose of chrome on it. Like the Classic 500, the new Classic Chrome retains the quintessential classic British styling of the 1950s: simple, harmonious, well proportioned. The Chrome sports a seat with a leather finish and adds to the visual appeal of the motorcycle. Built of old-fashioned metal, in clean elegant lines of Chrome combined with a rich paint finish the design of the Royal Enfield Classic Chrome is a tribute to the retro look of post war British motorcycles.
2012 Royal Enfield Bullet C5 Classic Chrome Features
– Limited Edition
– Chrome fenders and tank with hand-painted pinstripes and accents
– New, low maintenance, fully-integrated unit engine
– Show-stopping two-tone design
– Single-saddle seat with springs
– Incredible 75 mpg fuel economy*
– Industry-leading 2 year, unlimited-mileage manufacturer warranty
* Estimate based on initial mileage reports
2012 Royal Enfield Bullet C5 Classic Chrome – North American Specifications
USA/Canada MSRP Price – Starting at: $6695 (49 State), $6895 (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 Constant Mesh 5-Speed with Wet Multiplate Clutch
Suspension Gas-filled shock absorbers
Brakes- Front 280mm Disc brake
Brakes- Rear 152mm Drum brake
Tires – Front 90 x 90 – 18 in
Tires – Rear 110 x 80 – 18 in
Dimension – L x W x B 85in x 32in x 42in
Wheel Base 54 inches
Weight (Wet) 412 lbs
2012 Royal Enfield Bullet C5 Classic Chrome – Europe Specifications
EU MSRP Price – Price (On The Road): £5295*
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 Chrome – Indian Specifications
Indian MSRP Price – See dealer for country pricing.
TypeSingle Cylinder, 4 stroke,Twinspark
Bore x stroke84mm x 90mm
Compression Ratio8.5 : 1
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
Height1080 mm (Domestic) 1050 mm (Export)
Kerb Weight187 Kg (with 90% Fuel & Oil)
Fuel Capacity14.5 Ltr (3.2Gallon)
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.