Som shekhar das
Kolkata, West bengal (India)
: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 07:08:10
: What is price in kolkata. plz tell me
BHARAT D HINGE
CHANDRAPUR, MAHARASHTRA (INDIA )
: Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 17:18:37
: I have a bullet 500 std since 2000 when i just passed 10th.
My first dream was to ride 500. I am an owner of crane service company. I
remember that one time my recovery crane had failed near my city. I just
Towed the recovery crane 9.5ton w for 23km to garage with my bike.
When I ride my Bullet 500, everybody sees me. On a traffic signal,
everybody stares at my bike. I get an average of 32kmpl on highway.
The only mistake the company has made is that they have stopped
manufacturing the bullet 500cc std.
i am very disappointed by company.
District), Maharashtra (India)
: Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at 05:02:31
: No other bike made in India has so much impact and grandeur
as Machismo 500 LB. I too had faced problems when i had purchased this model
with the starter,sprack being replaced. Now this bike is damm good. The
company needs to check all parameters before introducing a model into the
Ambala, Haryana (India)
: Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 07:22:05
: The ride of the royal enfield is compared with the ride of
an elephant and everyone own's bullet enjoy it very much, and also it sounds
like the roar of the tiger and rules the road
Angeles, California (U S A)
: Saturday, October 11, 2008 at 21:28:19
: I lived on Motorcycles and Scooters in India for many
years. My Father was a Motor Cycle Mechanic. I started my Career as a Motor
Cycle Mechanic 1974 Bombay (Alibhai Premji) Bullet Dealer. Bullet was the
only Cool Motor Cycle one can Imagine those days. I have extensively
travelled on the Enfield 350. In Bombay there was a Two Cylender 500 CC
Royal Enfield, I think it was a 1959 Model. Those Bikes earlier than 1962
models had a heavyer Crank shaft smooth running engine and the meterial
Finishing was better too.In late 70s and early 80s we traveled to many South
Indian Cities to find older Enfields 250 and 350 CC Bikes, the original Made
In England Motorcycle. When I heard a bout the production of the Enfield 500
CC, I was very Happy.But when I saw the Specification on their Factory
website I was unhappy. Last year when I was visiting India I visited a
dealership and used a bike. It is still all the same. No much Improvement on
material or workmanship other than the ignition system and starter. The
whole world Improved on Motor Cycle and in everything else. I myself Had a
Honda 750 in 1979.
Here in the USA I Had a Kawasaki Concours 1000 CC for many years and Now I
have a BMW R 1150 R. I am 53 and had many hundreds of thousands of miles on
motorcycle. One of My close friend Imported one Enfield from India to
Houston Texas knowing everything and I had to spend some time to adjust the
Push rod slack and all that. All those are the same no improvement yet. In
1984 I took a Honda CB 400 N UK model to India. I rode all over south India.
South of Bombay to Kanya Kumary. More than 100,000 Kilometers in seven
years. I replaced only Engine oil, Oil filter, Tires, Chain, Sprocket
wheels, Brake Pads and Shoes. Kawasaki KLR 250 is much usefull than the
Bullet to go anywhere. KLR 650 is Excellent. If the 500 CC Enfield is a
Diesel one, it will make more sense. At least you save some money on
Gasoline, Sorry Petrol. Still either you should be a Enfield Mechanic or You
should see a mechanic very frequently such as every 500 miles or so. For the
Military, They do not have any choice in India, They will have to Import
some good Bikes from Abroad. I heard Chinese are making some Good quality
Cheap motor Cycles.
Jim George Mathew
: Thursday, August 28, 2008 at 19:46:11
: My bullet 500cc is like a king on the road feel gr8 while
driving its just amazing........
: Saturday, June 21, 2008 at 05:34:18
: I love to ride royal enfield bulletb 500.
London, London (UK)
: Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 20:47:05
: Hey Findlay, everyone on earth knows what a Royal Enfield
feels like. If you cant take good care of the bike then obviously you will
have such foolish things to talk about. I am English and own an Enfieldsince
35years now. It is exported from India. We should be glad that the bike
didnt die. And as far as insult to a British bike is concerned, I suggest
you to take back your foolish comments and save Brotain from being insulted.
As I said everyone in the world knows what the oldest existing bike model in
world feels like you dumb ****
Sk. Asif Iqbal.
(firstname.lastname@example.org) Kolkata, West
: Monday, September 17, 2007 at 06:55:52
: I am a royal enfield enthusiast.There is no doubt that this
is the only real cruiser bike company in India. No other bike can rival this
one in terms of power and machismo. But there is a common query of most of
us guys who want to buy a bike for the first time and of course want to go
for a enfield...... we think if the bike can modify its looks slightly....
like reducing its height a bit... increasing the width of the wheels and
incorporate some looks similar to those of harley or other such bikes, it
would certainly become more popular with the new generation. We dont want
royal enfield to copy other brands or anything as such and neither am i an
expert in this field. But now that everyone is exposed to the cruiser bike
concept and harleys are being shown in movies and other tv programs every
now and then, it doesnt seem to be bad idea at all if royal enfield could
incorporate some international looks in the bikes. Youngsters would love it.
Sales would surely go up.
RAJ SINGH DHALIWAL
(email@example.com), LONDON, LONDON
: Saturday, September 23, 2006 at 09:57:41
: AQUIURED BULLET 500 STD IN FEB 2004 , A REMARKABLE BIKE
THAT ROARS PAST ANYTHING IN ITS WAY .HAD A PROBLEM WITH WIRING FROM BATTERY
TO COIL WHICH WAS RECTIFIED ON FIRST SERVICE. SINCE THEN ALL IT REQUIRES IS
RESPECT WHICH IT DESERVES.
(firstname.lastname@example.org), Kuwait, Kuwait (Kuwait)
: Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at 15:43:49
: I have a 99 bullet export model, I love this bike, I had a
few problems at the beginning, the carb was full of solidifed gas but, once
I found that and replaced the jets with proper size for my elevation
(15000m) things began to look up. I am 350km from the dealer, so I have been
on my own during the run-in period. A few things were disconcerting, gearbox
stiff for first 1200km (this may have been aggravated by improper clutch
adjustment, a few bolts vibrated loose (this hasn"t happened since I
used 'locktite' thread fastener), the front brake was weak until it was
bedded-in, wheel weights added to the front wheel eliminated the wheel
vibration. All of these problems would have been dealt with by the dealer
except that I am 1200km from the nearest dealer so I had to do these
adjustments myself. All in all, it has improved my mechanical skills, and I
have thoroughly enjoyed learning how the machine works. Overall, the Bull
has less major problems (has never left me stranded) than did my 96 honda
200 which bent a valve while motoring through the outback and left me
: After seeing this awesome bike in Mysore I knew I had to
have one. People pull up to me at lights, stop and ask me questions then all
love the bike and are surprised when I tell them its a 2003 model! Paying
$6500USD for an electric start 500 With the Cozy Sidecar and upgraded high
volume oil pump was probably the biggest personal expenditure I ever made on
something I didn"t need. I know my Indian friends are freaking over
that price but thats what it is to get that thing here and back together. I
plan on keeping it for Life to say the least. The stares and looks I get
driving up and down the Florida beach coast is amazing. Soon I take it to
New York. I have not seen even one on the road here yet. I expect some
problems but haven"t had any yet and I Know anyone here who works on a
Harley would love to work on it for me.
: Bike is good in power. But driving whirlwind is not the
bullet driving. It is to show to the pulsar riders(180 included) that they
are still the kids. Definitely the bike is low on economy. The ashen grey
colour is superb. Problems? It is not Bullet when you are driving trouble
free. As a rider you need to be financially, physically and mentally strong
to maintain it. Good ego booster and when your ego is satisfied you ask for
: The Indian Enfield, an insult to a good British bike. I
have a 1996 Bullet. The paint work is rubbish. It is exceptionally difficult
to actually find second gear and sometimes third as there are false
neutrals. I am now on my third cylinder head gasket, or at least I would be
if the alloy of the head was not so soft that when I torqued it down
correctly last time it flowed very slowly into the threads of the cylinder
head bolts and now I can"t lift the head to replace the third cylinder
head gasket in about 4500km. This is a disaster, and it means that even if i
can get the head off to fit a new asket the bloody useless alloy will again
flow under torque loading, the torque will come off just enought to let the
gasket blow, and the alloy will once again be caught up in the threads of
the cylinder head bolts.
Then there is the distributor; the alloy is so bad that one of the threads
for the screws holding the points plate on has stripped and NO, I did not
overtighten it. The plastic on the seat cover is already worn out and
splitting, after 4500km from NEW.
I cannot get enough charge out the alternator to run the bike safely at
night and the regulator has just packed it in. I have bought a new
regulator, at considerable expense and still can"t use the lights at
I have had numerous bikes, all British, but none, not one, has been
assembled out of such SHIT material and with such a lousy finish and in such
a sloppy manner as my INDIAN Enfield. The bike is 4500km from new and it
looks like it is 40 years old.
The least you can do is provide me with a new cylinder head made of decent
alloy, free, to replace the one I am quite probably going to damage in
trying to get it off.
This is my first 'Royal Enfield' and it is the last. I was looking to use
them to set up a classic bike hire/tourism business when I go back to
Australia, but no way now.
: Grt Bike to own, Once u ride it u wont ride any other bike.
Quality has improved drastically and so has the fit and finish. This bike is
meant for the Cruising for days, Grt riding position due to the good seat
and handle bar combination. This bike weighs a lot and hence has a real good
grip on the roads. One of the safest bikes around. This bike is not meant
for mileage, its just for riding pleasure, feel the thump and ride on, but
it gives abt 25kmpl-30kmpl in city riding conditions. This is the bike thats
exported to US UK Europe Japan Gulf, and has a big fan following around the
world. It comes with Std Drum brakes but i would advise the Disc brake
fitting which is provided by Royal Enfield as an option. To sum it up, If u
love cruising and want to experience the real riding pleasure then the Royal
Enfield 500cc is the one for u. Mileage wanters look elsewhere...
: I have a Bullet 500 since 1997 and the ride and feel of the
bike is unique. The most important area that Enfield needs to work on is
after sales support, and marketing. There are mechanics who work magic on
the Bullet, and people with many a story on the 500. I feel that the company
has failed miserably in tapping this large group of loyalists and making
them feel good about the 500. Royal Enfield must learn lessons from Harley
Davidson in this regard.