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    Based on the popular and well proven Electra, now with the all new unit construction fuel-injected engine, this is classic motorcycling with a modern twist. The Electra EFI looks and sounds like a classic British single, but with a significant performance boost, excellent fuel economy and significantly reduced exhaust emissions.

    The Deluxe version of the Electra features a chrome tank, matching chrome mudguards, hand painted pin stripes on the side panels and classic pattern Avon Speedmaster tyres. This gives the fuel-injected Electra the classic Bullet look of the 1950’s but with modern performance and reliability.

    The Bullet Electra is a classic motorcycle, simplistic in design with a new, robust and reliable unit construction engine. Comfort takes a front seat with gas filled shock absorbers and a sub frame.

    FEATURES:

    · 280mm front disc brake for reliable stopping power

    · Gas filled rear shocks for a smooth ride

    · Electric and kick-start options

    · Halogen headlight for a clearer view

    Available now in red, black, blue and sliver.

    Engine- 2/5
    Royal Enfield have tried hard to meet new Euro 3 emission laws without ruining the feel of their classic 500cc single, and it's worked. The all-new unit-construction lump is fuel-injected yet still feels like an Enfield, mostly because it still has the 84mm bore, 90mm stroke and heavy crank of the old Electra. It may be made in India but it's a traditional British push-rod single. Rubber strips between fins are there to reduce engine noise, but sat on top of you're still treated to a nice classic sound that should endear the bike to old-fashioned purists. It's still a lazy little engine, but it accelerates slightly quicker than the old model and has a touch more top end too.

    Ride and Handling- 2/5

    The brakes aren't up to much, with a single disc on the front and a drum brake (how quaint) on the back, so it's a good thing the engine's only packing 27.3 bhp. It's relatively comfy, until you get up to speed and the vibes start to kick in. It's definitely not a bike for long journeys or sustained top speed. Compared to the competition, like the Kawasaki W650 or the Triumph Bonneville, handling and suspension lack quality.

    Equipment- 1/5

    One look at the pictures should tell you that there's no on-board computer or digital tyre-pressure sensors here! The Enfiled aims to recreate biking from a simpler time. 2 wheels and an engine are about all you get for your money, but if you're here reading this and considering one of these bikes, that probably forms a big part of the appeal.

    Quality and Reliability- 2/5

    Reliability with Enfield's is patchy at best, with poor electrics. They’re very easy to work on though and there's nothing that can’t be put right with a little patience and a Haynes manual. Finish is poor and goes off quickly if not cared for. These bikes are built in India so if you're used to Japanese standards of build quality, you could be in for a shock.

    Fuel economy - 4/5

    Enfield claim 87mph for the Electra EFI, so with today's fuel prices it could make alot fo sense as a cheap commuter. These bikes are so simple servicing can be done at home- in fact it's probably a big part of the fun for alot of owners. The cost for a new one is very low and used bikes can be picked up at rock bottom prices.
     
    Model History-

    1949: The Bullet goes into production at the British Royal Enfield company.

    2002: First electric start Bullet introduced.


    2004: Bullet Electra X introduced along with conventional  left foot gear shift/right foot brake set-up.


    2008: Electra EFI model released with fuel-injected and all-new unit construction engine


    Other Versions-


    Bullet Trials: Alloy mudguards, wide bars, a solo seat, different sub-frame, alloy bash plate, enduro-style tyres and upswept exhaust.
    Bullet Electra Sportsman: Rear sets, clip-ons add up to a saucy café racer style.

    Bullet Classic: Has a chrome-sided tank and matching chrome mudguards. There’s a Classic Solo, too, with a single seat and luggage rack.

     overall verdict- 3/5

     

    This new version of the Enfield Electra may look the same, and to be fair in alot of ways that count it is, but in fact it features an all new unit construction engine with fuel-injection, dragging it kicking and screaming into this century to meet Euro 3 emission laws. This is a motorcycle with alot of charisma- a throwback from a bygone era. It's endearingly different to modern bikes, which can be a positive thing if you're looking for something different. Warm to it's character and you'll have a massive grin on your face as you thud gently around the back lanes. But you can't help getting the feeling that motorcycles have advanced for a reason, and maybe some things should stay in the past...


    TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS: 


    EngineSingle Cylinder, 4 Stroke, OHV, SI Engine, Air cooled, and Fuel Injection           
    Displacement499 CC
    Bore x Stroke84 mm x 90 mm
    Maximum Power20.3KW, 28bhp @ 5250 rpm
    Maximum Torque41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
    Transmission5-speed gearbox with left foot gear change
    IgnitionElectronic Ignition
    Dimensions
    Ground Clearance140 mm
    Width800 mm
    Wheel Base1370 mm
    Length2160 mm
    Height1050 mm
    Seat Height/ Saddle Height820 mm
    Tyres
    Front90 x 90 – 19"
    Rear100 x 90 – 19"
    Electricals
    Electrical System12 Volts - DC
    Head lamp60 W / 55 W, HALOGEN
    Battery14 AH
    Tail Lamp21/5 W
    E-Start Starter Motor0.9 KW, DENSO
    Brakes
    FrontHydraulic Disc Brake (Disc dia 280mm)
    RearFoot Operated 153 mm Single Lead Internal Expanding                                   
    Maximum Speed
    Speed130 Kmph
    Suspension
    FrontTelescopic, Hydraulic Damping, Stroke 130 mm
    RearSwing Arm With Gas Shock Absorbers, Stroke 80 mm
    Vehicle
    Fuel Tank Capacity14.5 litres/2L reserve (21 litres Clubman)
    Compression Ratio8.5 : 1
    Air CleanerPaper Element
    Engine Oil Grade / Qty15W 50 API, SL Grade JASO MA
    Weight(Kerb)187 Kg (with 90% fuel & oil)

     credit : motorcycles .com


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    2 comments
    1. ranjeet Said,

      Any idea when both of these will be launched here?

      Posted on 5:51:00 PM

       
    2. william Said,

      This is one bike which I am sure everyone would want to own at some point of their life :) Looks simply mind blowing!

      Posted on 5:53:00 PM

       

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