2012 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 B5

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2012 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 B5

Model Overview:

2012 Bullet 500 B5

Bodystyle Standard
Warranty 24 months
Manufacturer Country India
Introduction Year 2011
Displacement (cc) 499
Engine Type Single-Cylinder
Nextstep Bg

2012 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 B5

Intro

The Royal Enfield has a long history dating back to the 1890s. The 2012 Royal Enfield Bullet still retains the same rugged style of its predecessors with a low center of gravity and heavy weight that makes it easy to manage. Many of the Bullet's features are also recognizable from the 1950s Bullet, including the extended mudguard fenders, thigh pads for the tank, and single saddle seats with dual springs underneath. In fact, the seats are quite comfortable thanks to the springs. In keeping with the vintage design, the controls are quite basic, and there is no fuel gauge; only an indicator that tells when the bike is using reserve.

The 2012 Royal Enfield Bullet has a very unique look with a thin and wiring stance, unlike the modern, sleek bikes usually found on the roads today. Riders will find a push of the electric start button, a smooth manual transmission, and an engine that offers lots of torque taking the Bullet to a top speed of 65 miles per hour.

The 2012 Bullet comes in six different models: 500 B5, C5 Classic, G5 Classic, C5 Military, G5 Deluxe, and the stunning C5 Chrome which boasts chrome fenders and tank along with hand-painted pinstripes and accents. The Bullet is a comfortable and enjoyable bike to ride. The 31.5-inch seat height means that the suspenders do not travel too much. The front does move around four inches and the rear moves a little less, but the combination of the two suspenders and the twin springs under the seat provides the rider with a comfortable ride. The Bullet is not only easy to drive and fuel efficient, but also a lot of fun. The short silencer gives the signature ‘Bullet Thump’, the handling characteristics are great, and the engine is powerful enough. The build quality of the 2012 Royal Enfield Bullet is also quite good, lasting for years on end and acting as a great cross-town commuter. Blur the lines of past and present with this classic, yet high-performance motorcycle.

New For 2012
  • Updated 280mm front disc brakes that provide more reliable stopping power
  • Updated suspension
  • Gas filled rear shock absorbers give a smoother ride
  • New electrical system where 12-volt electrics power the halogen
  • headlight, indicators and starter motor
  • Choice of both kick and electric starting

2012 Royal Enfield Bullet Specs

  • Model: 500 B5, C5 Classic, G5 Classic, C5 Military, G5 Deluxe, C5 Chrome
  • Engine Type: 499-cc single-cylinder
  • Bore and Stroke: 3.31 inches and 3.54 inches
  • Compression ratio: 8.5:1
  • Valve Train: Overhead valve
  • Induction: Air
  • Ignition: Electric/kick
  • Transmission: Five-speed manual
  • Final Drive: Chain
  • Fuel Capacity: 3.5 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 85 miles per gallon (mpg)
  • Brakes (Front): 11-inch hydraulic disc
  • Brakes (Rear): six-inch drum
  • Suspension (Front): Non-adjustable telescopic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Non-adjustable, twin-sided, swing arm
  • Wheelbase: 54 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 31.5 inches
  • Curb Weight: 411 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 90/90-18
  • Tires (Rear): 110/90-18

Accessories

  • Industry-leading two-year, unlimited-mileage manufacturer warranty.
  • Café Racer Kit to turn the bike into a vintage British Café racer using direct bolt-on parts made of fiberglass.
  • Continental Kit that includes headlight bracket, shell, clop-on handlebars, front alloy mudguards and stays, and alloy tank with cap, tap, rear fixings, and transfers.
  • Scramblers/Trial kit for transforming the Bullet into a Scrambler off-roader or a competitive Trials bike with fully bolt-on parts, alloy rims, chrome handlebars, saddle springs, and exhaust system, and black powder-coated mudguard stays

Key Competitors For The 2012 Royal Enfield Bullet

  • Hyosung GT250
  • Suzuki TU250
  • Ural Solo sT

Available Bullet Sub Models

2012 Royal Enfield Bullet G5 Classic Buyer's Guide 2012 Royal Enfield Bullet G5 Classic
Bodystyle:
Standard
HP/Torque:
27.5 / 30.5
2012 Royal Enfield Bullet C5 Military Buyer's Guide 2012 Royal Enfield Bullet C5 Military
Bodystyle:
Standard
HP/Torque:
27.5 / 30.5
2012 Royal Enfield Bullet G5 Deluxe Buyer's Guide 2012 Royal Enfield Bullet G5 Deluxe
Bodystyle:
Standard
HP/Torque:
27.5 / 30.5
2012 Royal Enfield Bullet C5 Chrome Buyer's Guide 2012 Royal Enfield Bullet C5 Chrome
Bodystyle:
Standard
HP/Torque:
27.5 / 30.5
2012 Royal Enfield Bullet C5 Classic Buyer's Guide 2012 Royal Enfield Bullet C5 Classic
Bodystyle:
Standard
HP/Torque:
27.5 / 30.5
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