The 2021 Royal Enfield Bullet 500: A Modern Yet Classic Design

The 2021 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 is the latest in a long model line that stretches all the way back to 1932. In fact, counting the smaller engine variants, the Bullet is the oldest continuous production motorcycle in the world, with the original Bullet first released in 1901. And throughout its life, speaking to the well thought out British engineering and design of the bike, not much has been changed.

It is powered with the tried and true Royal Enfield 499cc twin-spark single-cylinder engine, producing 27.2 BHP and 30.5 lbs-ft of crank torque. The only real difference in the engine since inception is that it has moved from a carburetor to electronic fuel injection, and the addition of an electric starter. Apart from that… even Royal Enfield is proud to claim that it’s still mostly the same bike as in 1932.

The other modern tweaks to the bike include disc brakes, standard ABS, and some exhaust work to meet emissions regulations. Otherwise, the Bullet 500 speaks to a time when the motorcycle was not just a practical choice, but a lifestyle choice, when you could enjoy the freedom of the open road without dancing on the razor’s edge of speed and danger. It’s the style of standard motorcycle that you take for a ride through a canyon pass and enjoy the view while you do so.

The 2021 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 starts at $4,999 USD / $6,499 CAD

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2021 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 in one place.

2021 Royal Enfield Bullet 500


Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $4,999 USD / $6,499 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • Longest continuous production motorcycle in the world
    • Rugged, classic design
    • Air cooled 499cc single

Main Specs

  • Engine: 499cc single
  • Power:  27.2 BHP
  • Torque: 30.5 lbs-ft at the crank
  • Wet Weight: 412 lbs (186.9 kg)
  • Seat Height: 32.5 inches (825.5 mm)

Competitors

  • Royal Enfield Classic 500
  • Moto-Guzzi V7-III
  • Suzuki TU250X

2021 Royal Enfield Bullet 500


2021 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Specifications

From Royal Enfield

ENGINE

Engine 499 cc, Single cylinder, 4 stroke
Engine Power 27.2 Hp
Bore x Stroke 84mm x 90mm
Compression Ratio 8.5:1
Fuel System Fuel Injection
Starter Electric/Kick
Torque 41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm

DRIVETRAIN

Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 5 speed constant mesh
Final Drive

CHASSIS

Suspension Front Telescopic, 35 mm forks, 130 mm travel
Suspension Rear Twin gas Charged shock absorbers with 5-step
adjustable preload, 80mm travel
Brakes Front 280mm Disc, 2-Piston caliper
Brakes Rear 153mm Drum, Single Lead Internal Expanding
Tires Front 3.25 x 19
Tires Rear 3.50 x 19
Fuel Tank Capacity 3.83 Gal
Color Black, Lagoon, Tan

ELECTRICAL

Ignition Digital electronic ignition
Spark Plugs
Headlight 60 W / 55 W, Halogen
Tail Light 21W / 5W

DIMENSIONS

Overall Length 85 in
Overall Width 31.5 in
Overall Height 42 in
Wheelbase 54 in
Ground Clearance 5 in
Seat Height 32.5 in
Curb Weight 412 lbs

WARRANTY

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