Royal Enfield unveils new Bullet Classic 500 EFI
The new generation bullet is born! Royal Enfield has unveiled the next generation Bullet classic 500 EFI at Cologne International bike show. With the unveiling of new Bullet Classic, Royal Enfield has given one of the most important and significant updates in the Bullet’s long history. In 1932, the Royal Enfield “Bullet” was originally created in Britain. Now, 76 years later, Royal Enfield’s newest model celebrates these early “Bullets”. The new “Bullet 500 Classic” harks back to the ‘G2′ Bullet of the early 1950s, retaining the quintessential classic British style that is inextricably linked to the Royal Enfield name.
Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 500 EFI: Royal Enfield has carefully tweaked the style of the Bullet Classic, but retains its retro roots. The round headlamps with his young guard, the analog valves, the individual semi with visible steel springs and deep-drawn fenders of the rear tire result in a successful combination of style elements of the’50s.
Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 500 EFI: Though the retro design is intentionally retained, Royal Enfield has given the Bullet Classic a necessary update to comply the stricter Euro III emissions regulations.
Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 500 EFI: The new 500cc, air cooled, Fuel Injected mill with a bore of 84mm and 90mm stroke produces an impressive power output of 27.2bhp (up by 5bhp) at 5250rpm and 41Nm (up by 1Nm) of max torque at 4000rpm. According to Royal Enfield, this new Bullet can hit a maximum speed of 129kmph and fuel efficiency / economy figure is claimed to be 28.5kmpl (consumes 3.5L of gasoline for running 100km). The engine is mated with a advanced five speed gearbox (left-side). But the EFI engine still retains the old school pushrod construction.
Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 500 EFI: New Bullet Classic 500 EFI comes with contemporary features like electric start and 280mm Disc brake at the front. The new Bullet Classic will be retailed for available in three colours – black, red and blue. Royal Enfield will launch the Bullet Classic next month in Germany but France and other european markets have to wait till mid 2009. However there is no word on Indian launch of new Bullet Classic 500cc EFI.