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Bullet 500 to make a comeback

autos Updated: Apr 15, 2013 17:54 IST

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Royal Enfield are set to launch a new variant of it Bullet Twinspark. This new variant gets tweaked styling, a larger capacity engine and upgraded brakes. The Bullet 500 now gets a new green colour, a silver and golden restyled Royal Enfield emblem, a backrest mounted on the grab handle for the pillion and borrows the taillight from the Classic series.

The Bullet 500 will house a four-stroke, twin spark, 499cc, single-cylinder and air-cooled engine which will breathe through a throttle position sensor equipped carburettor. This engine will generate maximum power of 26.1bhp at 5100rpm and peak torque of 4.17kgm at 3800rpm. This engine will be allied to a 5-speed, 1-down, 4-up shifting gearbox, transferring power to the rear wheel via a chain. The Bullet 500 weighs a hefty 193kg and is held together via a single downtube tubular steel frame. This new Bullet will use telescopic fork suspension in the front and a set of gas-charged shock absorbers at the rear.

This motorcycle will use 90/90 x 19 inch rubber in the front while a 120/80 x 18 inch tyre does duty at the rear. For stopping power Royal Enfield have provided the Bullet 500 with a 280mm disc in the front and a 153mm drum brake at the rear.

The Bullet 500 has not yet reached showrooms but is expected to arrive anytime soon, prices too are awaited. Stay tuned for further details.