2007 ROYAL ENFIELD BULLET BACKGROUND
Like all modern, Indian-built Royal Enfields, the 500 Bullet is a descendant of the original British-built Enfields of the late 1940s. Despite being completely redesigned in modern times by parent company Madras Motors, and sprouting modern features like electric starters and electronic fuel injection, Royal Enfields maintain a distinctly old-fashioned look. From the non-unit-look of the engine to the antiquated rear shock arrangement, to the triangular tool box, they look like the were built in the 1950s. They are well-designed and well-built machines, made to perform flawlessly in the hostile environments of the developing world, which is Royal Enfield’s largest market after India itself. However, lots of bikes are being sent to Europe and America where they are viewed as cool retro machines. However, Royal Enfield finally broke that mold with the 2018 GT 650, their first twin.