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– 2012 Royal Enfield Electra DL EFI / Bullet G5 Deluxe EFI Review
2012 Royal Enfield Electra DL EFI / Bullet G5 Deluxe EFI
Featuring a black and chrome tank with gold pinstripes and rubber knee pads, the Electra EFI DL captures the essence of the 1955 Bullet motorcycle.
Chrome mudguards front and rear, chrome tool box covers and authentic Avon Speedmaster tyres enhance the period appearance of this 500cc air cooled single and the impression of a classic British bike is reinforced by the exhaust note.
Just like its predecessors, the Electra’s engine retains the pushrod construction, with a bore of 84mm and 90mm stroke.
In fact this is a case of old meets new, because this is a brand new engine, with fuel injection and unit construction. Power is increased to 27.5 BHP, with 41.3 Nm of torque at 4000rpm, while the wet multiplate clutch makes the 5-speed gearbox a pleasure to play with.
The Bullet Electra Deluxe has the same elements of the Electra, but also features hand polished aluminium castings and a hand lined chrome gas tank.
Experience one of the greatest traditions in motorcycling history in a whole new way. The Bullet G5 is a completely modern, fuel-injected, lowmaintenance motorcycle built in the image of the world-famous 1955 Bullet.
The striking, hand-painted style of the G5 pops with vintage authenticity, but this is not your father’s Bullet. The all-new, fully integrated unit construction engine offers the latest in engine management technology for outstanding fuel economy, simplified maintenance, and higher cruising speeds.
2012 Royal Enfield Electra DL EFI / Bullet G5 Deluxe EFI Features
– Hand polished aluminium castings
– Hand lined chrome gas tank
– All-new, fully-integrated unit construction engine
– Styled after world-famous 1955 model Bullet
– Painted and pin-striped by hand, just like the original
– Improved suspension, higher cruising speeds, better handling and reduced maintenance
– Pagani turn signals, 19” Avon Speedmaster Mk II tires
– Incredible 85 mpg fuel economy*
* Estimate based on initial mileage reports
2012 Royal Enfield Electra DL EFI / Bullet G5 Deluxe EFI – North American Specifications
USA/Canada MSRP Price – Starting at: $6195 (49 State), $6395 (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 Electra DL EFI / Bullet G5 Deluxe EFI – Europe Specifications
EU MSRP Price – Price (On The Road): £4895*
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 Electra DL EFI / Bullet G5 Deluxe EFI – Indian Specifications
Indian MSRP Price – See dealer for country pricing.
TypeSingle Cylinder, 4 stroke
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.3.25 x 19
Tyres Rr.3.50 x 19
Brakes Front280mm Disc, 2-Piston caliper
Brakes Rear153mm Drum, Single Lead Internal Expanding
Ground Clearance135 mm
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.