BULLET CLASSIC EFI - £4799
THE ROYAL ENFIELD CLASSIC 500 (BULLET) GUN METAL.
Motorcycling is about riding a machine with all its quirks, and injecting a bit of fun and swagger into your daily routine. So Look at the Royal Enfield, this British Based (Indian Owned) firm has done there best to keep it's motorcycles as real and genuine as they where when they where first introduced. This is truely a beautifull machine, front and rear disc brakes work very efficently with ABS added and don't look out of character with the rest of the old fashioned lines like the air cooled finned engine and they still use the reliable 5 speed gearbox. The classic sprung seat sits neatly on a frame that is as Old as your darling old great Auntie. One of the reasons for its popularity in India is the robustness of the tough suspension and the lovely pull of its single cylinder 500cc engine, which makes it perfect for India’s rugged roads. Ironically, given the state of Britians roads, this actually makes it a perfect commuter bike. Potholes which on another bike bottom out the suspension are smoothed over by the Enfield. Its lightweight frame and high torque at low revs make it perfect too for sliding through packed traffic. While it’s not going to win any drag races, there is a beautiful sweet spot when you hit 40-50mph when that single cylinder powers you forward and everything is in harmony. Even the wing mirrors return to focus and the phut phut phut of the engine brings a grin to your face.