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.