2020 Royal Enfield Bullet 500

Pure and simple motorcycle from Royal Enfield.

Bullet 500 right side
2020 Royal Enfield Bullet 500Royal Enfield

The Bullet 500 is a significant motorcycle in a sense that it is one of the longest running motorcycles to be in continuous production since its introduction in 1932. No, it doesn’t have the latest tech or most power, but it brings the rider back to the quintessential era of motorcycling that is pure and simple—and that’s who it is geared for, those looking for a pure and simple ride. From the hand-painted fuel tank to the halogen bulb, or the 499cc single-cylinder engine to the electric/kick starter, the Bullet has character and soul. As we have stated in the past, you can “click into fifth gear on the road and it feels like five decades ago; cruising under 65 mph gives just enough ‘space’ between combustion events and is one of the simple joys.”

2020 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Reviews, Comparisons, And Competition

The Bullet 500 was badged as one of ten motorcycles with soul and character by Cycle World staff. One of the main attractions being the single’s sound. “Essential elements of a big (formerly) British Single? The ‘Beat,’ as Royal Enfield calls it. It’s that sound that booms out as if emanating from the bowels of the Earth.”

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Buyer’s interested in the Bullet 500 may also look toward Royal Enfield’s own Classic 500, the Honda Rebel 500, Kawasaki W800, Yamaha V Star 125, or Suzuki VanVan.

Royal Enfield Updates For 2020

No major updates for this classically-styled ride. It is available in a simple Jet Black for $4,999.

2020 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Claimed Specifications

Price $4,999
Engine Single-cylinder, four-stroke
Displacement 499cc
Bore x Stroke 84.0 x 90.0mm
Horsepower 27.2 hp @ 5,250 rpm
Torque 30.5 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm
Transmission 5-speed
Final Drive Chain
Seat Height 32.5 in.
Rake N/A
Trail N/A
Front Suspension 35mm telescopic fork, nonadjustable; 5.1-in. travel
Rear Suspension Preload adjustable; 3.1-in. travel
Front Tire 3.25-19
Rear Tire 3.50-19
Wheelbase 54.0 in.
Fuel Capacity 3.8 gal.
Claimed Wet Weight 412 lb.