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    A Look Forward
    The Royal Enfield Bullet was first introduced in Great Britain in 1949 as a 350cc bike. It incorporated an innovative design element, which at the time was simply a swingarm suspension. This feature, along with its strong single cylinder engine, allowed it to excel as a trials bike.

    The 500cc model was introduced in the United Kingdom during the 1950s, winning a multitude of motorcycle races. This brought the Enfield Bullet international recognition and orders came into the Redditch England factory from all over the world.
    In 1954, the Indian government placed an order for 800 Bullets for "immediate service" on the Pakistani border. This order placed an incredible burden on the English factory, leading to a decision to set-up a factory in India. The transplanted company incorporated as Enfield India Limited in November 1955.
    Today, the Bullet is made in the same manner it was in 1955. However, over the years improved metallurgy, modern machining methods and the passage of time has produced stronger, more durable parts, making the Bullet superior to its forefathers. But, in many ways, it's the same bike that was made in 1955.
    The 2009 Military we rode last year was the unmistakable authentic riding experience. As with the 2010, the bike we tested had the new Unit Construction Engine. The new power plant is designed to offer the traditional appeal of a classic long-stroke big-single engine, but with some added modern technology.
    For 2010, the new parts can be found on the entire Bullet line that now boasts hydraulic lifters, a closed-loop electronic fuel injection system (replacing the lean-burn carbs) and a three-stage catalytic converter.
    The new 2010 Bullet C5 Military continues Royal Enfield's long-standing tradition of building mainstream versions of its military contract motorcycles. Disguised by the authentic retro appearance of its ancestors, the Battle Green C5 Military offers a distinctive vintage military aesthetic including colored-matched paint on the body, frame, and wheels.
    Unlike other retro-styled modern bikes, the Military is a true throwback. Even with the visible fuel injection unit and front disk brake exposed, onlookers everywhere eyeball, at what they believe is a very expensively restored vintage bike. Perfect for any movie set or for an historic stroll down to your local café, the Bullet is the nostalgic choice for around town cruising.
    Wanting to further stretch the legs of the C5 Military, we took a two-up four-hour journey down the freeway. The engine ran strong and was easily powerful enough to keep with traffic. Bobbing and waving our way along, the C5 handled well and was fairly stable at all speeds.
    The vintage military style harkens back to WWII in a way that instills a sense of mission and purpose. Mostly I enjoyed the engine note of the classic single-cylinder thumper as we chugged along at top speed (anywhere from 70 to 90 mph, depending upon wind and road incline).
    Starting at $6395 with a claimed 85-mpg fuel economy, along with a 2-year unlimited mileage warranty, the Royal Enfield provides a rather economical and sensible alternative to vintage enthusiasts. Listen to our Podcast about Royal Enfield and more
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    Motorcycle Specifications -

    EngineSingle Cylinder, 4 Stroke, OHV, SI Engine, Air cooled, and Fuel Injection
    Displacement499 CC
    Bore x Stroke84 mm x 90 mm
    Maximum Power27.2 bhp @ 5250 rpm
    Maximum Torque41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
    Transmission5 Speed (left foot gear shift)
    IgnitionElectronic Ignition
    Ground Clearance140 mm
    Width800 mm
    Wheel Base1370 mm
    Length2130 mm
    Height1050 mm
    Seat Height/ Saddle Height800 mm
    Front90/90 - 18
    Rear110/90 - 18
    Electrical System12 Volts - DC
    Head lamp60 W / 55 W, HALOGEN
    Battery14 AH
    Tail Lamp21/5 W
    E-Start Starter Motor0.9 KW, DENSO
    FrontHydraulic Disc Brake (Disc dia 280mm)
    RearFoot Operated 153 mm Single Lead Internal Expanding
    Maximum Speed
    Speed130 Kmph
    FrontTelescopic, Hydraulic Damping, Stroke 130 mm
    RearSwing Arm With Gas Shock Absorbers, Stroke 80 mm
    Fuel Tank Capacity13.5 ltr
    Compression Ratio8.5 : 1
    Air CleanerPaper Element
    Engine Oil Grade / Qty15W 50 API, SL Grade JASO MA
    Weight(Kerb)412 lbs

     Royal Enfield classic 500 military review

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    1. kene halls Said,

      Awesome article !!

      Posted on 1:46:00 PM

    2. thanx for sharing dis lovely article as well as superb podcast!!

      Posted on 5:12:00 PM

    3. Anonymous Said,

      what ever new generation bikezz introduces even,350 classic it wil not surely compet wit the X-model bullet 350 cc,,,the legendary royal enfield bullet 350cc rokzzzzzzzzzzzzz forever***********

      Posted on 6:37:00 PM

    4. TR Said,


      Posted on 11:31:00 AM

    5. Anonymous Said,

      can we put rear disc brake to new classic

      Posted on 8:25:00 AM

    6. aneesh Said,

      @anonymous yes u can put, but will cost u a fottune !! according to me there is no need for rear disc brake.. hope it helps

      Posted on 8:48:00 AM

    7. Can...we buy this in INDIA...???any chance..please inform...i'm very eager to ride & own this...please help..

      Posted on 12:31:00 PM

    8. Karan Said,

      @Sibi raj This color is banned in India. However you can go for something else !!!

      Posted on 3:34:00 PM


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