2015 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 B5

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2015 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 B5
2015 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 B5

2015 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 B5
2015 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 B5



2015 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 B5 Review

2015 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 B5 on Totalmotorcycle.com

Built like a gun…

Built in the image of the legendary iron barrel Bullet 350, the Bullet 500 embodies the the rugged simplicity and timeless style the made the Royal Enfield Bullet popular across the world for more than 50 years.

The Bullet 500 combines Royal Enfield’s most iconic model with its robust and reliable new UCE engine to create a modern bike that brings simple pleasures back to motorcycling.

The Bullet 500 EFI is the culmination of over 8 decades of legacy, of the longest running model in continuous production. Since 1932 the Bullet has mesmerized thousands all over the world with its unique styling and one of its kind feel of ride feel. The Bullet 500 EFI is a seamless pairing of the majestic Bullet styling, performance and reliability with the new technology elements like the Electronic Fuel Injection synergized seamlessly with the period styling.The Bullet 500 EFI is all about romancing with history on today’s terms.

Styled in the image of its 1955 namesake, Royal Enfield’s latest 500cc Bullet offers riders classic motorcycling from a brand with a pedigree stretching back to 1901. And with frugal fuel consumption of 80mpg running costs are modest too.

Valenced steel mudguards, hand-painted gold coach-lines on the petrol tank and side panels, and winged Royal Enfield badges mean that the latest incarnation of the Bullet, which has been in continuous production since 1949, could easily be mistaken for a restored machine from the 1950’s. It even runs on Avon Speedmaster tyres. Like its predecessors, it is powered by a 499cc single cylinder engine with a bore and stroke of 84mm x 90mm. However, the engine is Royal Enfield’s new unit construction design, introduced in 2009, with 5-speed gearbox and wet multiplate clutch, for fuss-free gear changes. The traditional chrome silencer contains a catalytic converter, so the Bullet 500 meets tough Euro 3 emissions regulations too.

Brakes, suspension and electrical system have all been updated; the 280mm front disc brake provides relaible stopping power, gas filled rear shock absorbers give a smoother ride and the 12-volt electrics power the halogen headlight, indicators and starter motor. In fact the Bullet 500 is one of the few modern motorcycles to give owners a choice of both kick and electric starting.

 


 

2015 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 B5 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

•Styled after the iconic Bullet 350
•Classic one-color design with winged tank badge
•All-new, fully-integrated unit construction engine
•Improved suspension, higher cruising speeds, and better handling
•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



 

2015 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 B5 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Front disc brake

280MM front disc brake.


Metal front Mudguard

All metal front mudguard true to the original style

 

Headlamp

Headlamp nacelle, housing speedometer and ammeter, unique only to the Bullet.

 

Rear Mudguard

Traditional mudguard with subframe.

 

Tank

Petrol tank with hand painted pin striping. Motif on tank faithful to period specific looks.

 

Seat

Seat contoured for comfortable seating position.

 

 

 


 

2015 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 B5 – Totalmotorcycle.com North American Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $4,990 USD
Canadian MSRP Price: $6,895 CDN



Engine
Type ……………………. Single Cylinder,4 Stroke spark ignition, OHV
Displacement ……………………………………………………………… 499cc
Bore x Stroke ……………………………………………………….84 x 90 mm
Compression Ration ……………………………………………………… 8.5:1
Fuel System ………………………………………….. Electric Fuel Injection
Ignition System …………………………………. Digital Electronic Ignition

Performance
Maximum Power ……………………………………. 27.2 bhp @ 5200 rpm
Maximum Torque …………………………………….. 41.3 Nm@4000 rpm
Transmission ……………………………………. Constant Mesh 5 – speed

Dimensions
Length …………………,………………………………………………… 2200 mm
Bullet 500… 2160mm
Height;
Bullet 500, Classic, Classic Military……………………. 1050 mm
Electra ………………………………………………………….. 1100 mm
Electra Deluxe ……………………………………………….. 1120 mm
Wheelbase ……………………………………………………………… 1370 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity ………………………………………………….. 14.5 litres
Tire Size;
Classic, Classic Military…………….. Front – 90×90 – 18” – 51v
Rear – 110×80 – 18” – 58v
Electra, Bullet 500………………………Front – 90×90 – 19” – 52v
Rear – 100×90 – 19” – 57v
Electra Deluxe …………………………….. Front – 3.25 – 19” – 54s
Rear – 3.50 – 19” – 57v
Weight, Bullet 500, Classic, Military & Classic Chrome……….183 kg
Weight, Bullet Electra & Electra Deluxe…………………………….187 kg

Braking
Front ……………………………………………………… 280 mm Disc Brakes
Rear ………………………………………………………………. 6″ Drum Brake

Warranty
Period …………………………………………………. 2 years and 10,000km


 


 

2015 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 B5 – Totalmotorcycle.com European/UK Specifications/Technical Details
UK/European MSRP Price: £3,995.00 GBP (On The Road).


engine

Type Single Cylinder, 4 stroke
Displacement 499cc
Bore x stroke 84mm x 90mm
Compression Ratio 8.5 : 1
Maximum Power 27.2 bhp @ 5250 rpm
Maximum Torque 41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Ignition System Digital Electronic Ignition
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 5 Speed Constant Mesh
Lubrication Wet sump
Engine Oil 15 W 50 API, SL Grade JASO MA
Fuel Supply Keihin Electronic Fuel Injection
Air Cleaner Paper Element
Engine Start Electric/Kick

chassis & suspension

Type Single downtube, using engine as stressed member
Front suspension Telescopic, 35mm forks, 130mm travel
Rear suspension Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload, 80mm travel

dimensions

Wheelbase 1370 mm
Ground Clearance 135 mm
Length 2200 mm
Width 800 mm
Height 1120 mm
Kerb Weight 187 Kg (with 90% Fuel & Oil)
Fuel Capacity 14.5 Ltr (3.2Gallon)

brakes & tyres

Tyres Fr. 3.25 x 19
Tyres Rr. 3.50 x 19
Brakes Front 280mm Disc, 2-Piston caliper
Brakes Rear 153mm Drum, Single Lead Internal Expanding

electricals

Tail Lamp 21 W / 5 W
Turn Signal Lamp –
Electrical System 12 volt – DC
Battery 12 volt, 14 Ah
Head Lamp 60 W / 55 W, HALOGEN


Specifications, features and prices to change by manufacturer without notice. All information correct as of posted date.

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