Royal Enfield Bullet 500 : Review

There is only one brand in India where every motor enthusiast adores to ride the bike once in a lifetime, it is none other than Royal Enfield. The Royal Enfield is the retro & vintage themed auto manufacturer that was successful in delivering competitive bikes, where Nation gets gratification. The first model from the RE was rolled out in the year 1893 and since then, the whole auto scenario has changed and the new DNA for the bike is evolved all around the world. But in the Indian market, the Bullet is the only name that was deeply rooted in the minds of motor enthusiast.

Royal Enfield was successful in updating their alluring models from time to time and keep on incorporating the reliable elements, which completes the concerned duties with utmost priority.

Coming to the newly launched “Bullet 500” it is a tomboy with macho stance and muscular elements. The Bullet 500 is out & outperformance oriented commuter that works eminently to satisfy the customers to the greater extent. Let’s get deeper into this.


Royal Enfield is well-known for the powerful execution, so, without underrating the Bullet 500 gets all the powerful potent from a 499cc, single cylinder, 4-stroke engine that churns out a maximum of 27.2bhp with a peak torque of 41.2Nm. While the transmission duties are effectively carried by a 5-speed constant mesh gearbox. All the powerful figure are obtained only with the incorporation of fuel injected motor that works effectively to produce aggressive figures.

The Bullet 500 claims the top speed of about 132 km/h with an impressive mileage figure of 30 km/l. With both kick & self-start option, the biker can easily maneuver the road without any flaws.

The throttle response of the bike decent and all the powerful execution of the bike makes the rider to feel delighted and hence the naked street riding is fulfilled.


Bullet 500 comes in retro styling with contemporary looks and trendy technical updates. Though it’s not a sporty commuter it boasts all the styling elements, which has the rights to contend with contemporary models.

The aggressive round halogen headlamp unit of the bike not only adds the premium look to the front profile but also provide bright vision in dark. While the Chrome touchup of the bike enhances the retro & royal appearance of the bike.

The Royal Enfield emblem on the fuel tank further gives the prominent stance of the bike. Bullet has a long exhaust pipe and a powerful engine to produce maximum power even on tough terrains.

The nicely cushioned seat of the bike gives s good amount of comfort to both the rider & pillion. While the metal mudguards on front and back, and either side of the bike gives plusher stance to the Bullet 500.

All the remaining infotainments features come as a standard, and the parameter like odometer should receive an improvement in order to ensure all the acquired convenience to the rider.

The bike measures 2200 mm in length, 800 mm in width, and 1120 mm height with a decent ground clearance of 135 mm, which gives good driving capabilities at corners. The bike weighs 187 kgs, which was quite heavier to handle.


This muscular bike with powerful potent is got stoppable only with the reliable braking unit that was incorporated in the bike. As of this, the bike gets a 280 mm disc brake at the front and 153 internal expanding drum brakes at the rear, which serves the rider with utmost concern.

While the 130 mm travel suspension at the front and twin gas charged shock absorbers & 80 mm travel suspension at the rear provides stress-free rides to both the rider & pillion.

Thus, the driving dynamics of the bike is sumptuous for the rider. Though it is a heavy tomboy, where the maneuvering of the bike in traffic becomes complex to handle. Anyhow, speedy vibes of the bike are experienced once the rider accelerates the bike.


Royal Enfield Bullet 500 is available in the market at a price range of 1,86,737 (ex-showroom, Delhi).


Yes! Bullet 500 is the best in the class cruiser, that equips all the acquired amenities to serve the customers, especially for the niche who were very much fond of riding real-time cruisers that are available in the country at a reasonable price range.

Also Read: Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Features, Specs & Details

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