The Bullet brand is the oldest in the family. Its unique hand-painted bodies and bold black tanks together with the headlights that are decoratited with the ‘tiger eyes’, the thing that creates the unique visual appeal of the motorcycles.
The Royal Enfield Bullet has been produced since 1931. This motorbike of the British origin was produced in India.
Despite of the fact that the British company Royal Enfield has become bankrupt more than 30 years ago; Indian manufacture continues the production of these motorcycles with almost immutable look. These classical bikes are in great demand in the USA, Western Europe and even in Japan.
The classical Bullet 350/500 is the exact reproduction of the model, which was produced in England during the period from 1948 until 1966.
The classical appearance of these motorbikes of the Indian Company provokes some European companies for example Egli or Favre to create special modifications of choppers, scramblers and café-raisers.
In the new millennium, the production is continuous. The Classic Edition Bullet motorbikes were equipped with the 346 cc, 499 cc and 500 cc single cylinder, cast-iron, lean-burn, or UCE, OHV air-cooled engine with the electronic ignition. By 2007, it was created a new Electra Woodsman modification with the 500 cc engine and the capacity of 28-hp. It is equipped with the electric starter and the 5-speed transmission. The modern times have the influence on the engine, too. Now the Royal Enfield Bullet’s engines are conformed to the Euro-3 ecological standards. The single-cylinder 1.5L engine can reach the maximum torque of 41.3 Nm at 4 000 r / min. The front suspension is the telescopic not adjustable folk and the rear one is the pendulum gear with two amortizations and the adjustment of the preload of the springs.
The group of Indian militaries that was called Tornado has set the world record of capaciousness of the motorbike. As the vehicle for the experiment, the reworked Royal Enfield Bullet CI500 with the 500 cc engine was used. They managed to transport 54 people on this motorcycle.