The Royal Enfield Bullet began life in 1932 and has been in continuous production right up to the present day. No other motorcycle in the world can boast such a feat. While other motorcycles have had to continuously evolve to stay relevant, the legendary Royal Enfield Bullet has managed to stay in the game without having to endure any real modernization, and that’s what makes it so appealing to riders.
Armed with a basic 499cc single-cylinder twin-spark thumper, the Royal Enfield powerplant is almost exactly the same now as it was back then. There have been some tweaks, and some improvements, such as the addition of electronic fuel-injection and the practical electric starter, but not much else has changed. There’s 27.7 horsepower on tap, with 30.5 lb-ft of peak torque available. It’s not a performance bike by any stretch of the imagination, but it’s not meant to be.
Instead, it’s a symbol of a simpler time, when motorcycling was about freedom and adventure. The way that Royal Enfield has kept true to its roots, whilst bringing the Bullet 500 into the 21st century with things like disc brakes, is admirable and something to be treasured.
If you want to book a seat on the nostalgia train, the 2020 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 will cost you $4,999. It’s only available in Jet Black in the USA.
On this page:we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new Royal Enfield Bullet 500 in one place.
499cc, Single cylinder, 4 stroke, spark ignition, air-cooled, fuel injection
Bore x Stroke
84 mm x 90 mm
8.5 : 1
Telescopic, 35mm forks, 130mm travel
Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload, 80mm travel
280mm disc, 2-piston caliper
240 mm disc, single piston caliper
90/90 – 19
120/80 – 18
Fuel Tank Capacity
Black, Forest Green
Digital electronic ignition
12V, 60 W / 55 W, HALOGEN
2020 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Features
MAJESTIC RIDING STANCE
The Bullet has you sitting back well in command of the road. Its distinctive thump adds to its imposing presence.
A laid bare engine, handcrafted chrome detailing and our signature hand-painted pinstripes make for one exceptional-looking machine.
Lets you sit back well in command of the road, no matter where you go. Its distinctive thump adds to its imposing presence.
Comfort & Style
The legendary Royal Enfield Winged badge now in special silver and gold dual tone livery significant of the legendary iconic aura of this marque. The Long traditional twin seat contoured to suit rider posture and comfort as well as pillion comfort on long rides.
The Powerful Single
Single cylinder, 4 stroke, aircooled, electronic fuel injected 500 cc engine, 280 mm disc brakes with 2 piston callipers for the assuring stopping power, One touch electric starter for ease, 19 inch wheels front and rear add stability.
Trusted for its hardiness and performance through decades to carry heavy loads. Whatever it is, just strap up and go.