Royal Enfield Bullet Electra 350cc Review

by Deepak on April 21, 2009

Royal Enfield Company had always been in motorcycle manufacturing realm for the last three centuries and maybe the company doesn’t claim a pie in the share of bike market, but they believe to have positioned at a decent place in a competitive market with innovation and use of modern technology, so they could make impact of their products felt in all areas. There are many Royal Enfield bikers clubs; one in every city in India. These communities and forum of people meet and share love about their bullets.

Royal Enfield Bullet Electra

From the days of manufacturing lawnmowers to supplying military equipments and parts to launching modern day motorcycle such as Royal Enfield Bullet Electra, an improvement over the original Royal Enfield Bullet model, there is no stopping for the Royal Enfield. The pedigree didn’t seem to reduce, yet the Bullet Electra 350cc received some tweaking in terms of engineering and ergonomics. We will review the Royal Enfield Bullet Electra 350cc bike model here in the following lines.

Royal Enfield Bullet Electra

Looks: Royal Enfield Bullet Electra doesn’t need an introduction as it stands out in the lineage of motorcycle podium with its gorgeous style, bold appeal and being endearingly different. The Bullet Electra distinguishes itself from the other models maybe through its sheer finish quality. Available in four colors, Silver ash, Riviera red, Amazon blue and Jet Black with metal embossed Royal Enfield logo on the fuel tank adds to its royal presence on road.

The front mudguard sports a more contemporary look and if you look at it from backside the visual effect is enhanced with wide-designed ergonomics and flatter seats. The color of Speedo-dial background has been changed to white for greater visibility during night.

Royal Enfield Bullet Electra

The wheelbase is extended further and the tyres are bigger together to give an enhanced stability as well as road grip, so to make it comfortable for long distance cruising. The new Royal Enfield Bullet Electra 350cc also comes with a neutral finder feature to easily shift to the neutral. Apart from these, there is not much of change in structure and design of Electra from the Bullet.

Performance: At the heart of Royal Enfield Bullet Electra lies 4-stroke single cylinder 350cc engine that generates 18bhp @5000 rpm and attains peak torque of 32Nm@3000rpm. The special feature of Bullet Electra that makes it unique is the 5-speed gear on right hand side, leg brake on the left side and digital TCI (Transistor Coil Ignition) for better take offs. The Bullet Electra is again equipped with gas-filled shock absorbers that ensure smooth gliding over speed-breakers and potholes.

Royal Enfield Bullet Electra

Bullet Electra 350cc can shoot to 110kmph of top speed and mileage would be somewhere in the range of 30-40kmpl. However, it also depends on the motorcycle condition and the way you ride it. Electra comes with new glass wool filled silencer that reduces noise and strives to be Euro-III compliant with reduced emissions. Better visibility is guaranteed with multi-focal head lamp and there are options available for electric start and front disc brake as well. To make riding comfortable in long journey, Enfield Bullet Electra 350 cc bike is fitted with flat and soft ribbed seat with extra foam.

Handling: Handling Bullet Electra 350cc ensures that you have the least maintenance cost. Equipped with modern ignition system, this motorcycle has no battery. If you are the one who wish to feel the thump and feel royal on road, get a ride on Royal Enfield Bullet Electra 350cc. Additionally among iron engines, Bullet Electra will be the clear choice for most who never had a Royal Enfield Bullet.

Price: The new Royal Enfield Bullet Electra 350cc comes in the price range of Rs.60,000 to Rs. 70,000.

Final word: Time and again, Royal Enfield have always proved that they are the masters in motorcycle manufacturing as the two-wheelers are launched with advanced features through a process of continuous innovation. It’s a matter of pride to be an owner of a Royal Enfield Bike as it is synonymous with power, performance and satisfaction. The aristocratic black with gold livery and its thumping 350cc engine always go with a ratatata sound that reminds all passersby of a royal motorcycle in the vicinity. It doesn’t matter if Bullet Electra 350cc bikes may not match the number of Pulsars or Splendors, but they surely are royal motorcylces. Do share your thoughts about this bike in the comments below…

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Car Blog April 22, 2009 at 1:48 pm

The instrumentation looks so basic for a bike of this caliber. I am sure Royal Enfield can do better when they price the bikes so high but still don’t deliver as much.

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jesse May 20, 2009 at 11:37 am

Yes REs are priced on the higher end but at the end of 18000Kms on my Electra 5S (electric start & disc brake), I believe that the bike’s worth the doe I shelled out. It cost me 86000bucks and in one year it’s guzzled 25000bucks worth of fuel but it’s never ever let me down on the long journeys that’s I’ve experienced on this metal-horse, the most recent one being a 350kms run in one day (after clocking 17800kms), 250kms of which was on the hills. Approx 30% of this was on no-good track, continuous long distance declines and inclines…and not to forget with a pillion (combined weight on riders = 160kgs).
Amongst a few others, the blaring downer is the rear drum brake and the missing fuel gauge. I maintain a log-book of my bike in which I note Kms, serving time, fuel efficiency and parts changed. I’ve never missed a service at the right time and the bike’s just awesome.
At the end of so much blabbering, I reiterate “it’s worth it.”

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pavan July 29, 2009 at 8:28 am

I won a Royal Enfield Electra 4s..believe no bike gives the satisfaction as riding a bullet..Surely it’s king of bikes.

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pavan July 29, 2009 at 8:29 am

I won a Royal Enfield Electra 4s..believe me no bike gives the satisfaction as riding a bullet..Surely it’s king of bikes.

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SHASHI DHILLON August 7, 2009 at 1:22 pm

I AM 45 YEARS OLD AND MY FATHER USE TO HAVE ROYAL ENFIELD I GREW UP WITH KING OF THE BIKE.AND NOW I AM HAVING ROYAL ENFIELD 4S THIS IS MY THIRD BIKE FROM ENFIELD IN INDIA THIS IS THE ONLY HEAD TURNING BIKE REST ALL LADIES BIKE,ROYAL ENFIELD IS KING IT’S A SINGH BIKE.

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amrit April 27, 2011 at 4:08 pm

i am 19 years old….my dad is bying bullet electra 350…i am very happy.

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Richard Burgeson August 13, 2009 at 7:40 am

I got out of biking because the worlds gone crazy with huge V twins that get terrible MPG. It’s nice to see an article like this. I’m older and will not fight a clunky heavy Harley. Due to the violence of the sun I have gotten rid of my boat and I’m thinking about biking again. Transportation, not for racing. A 350cc bike has all the power you need to kill yourself with if you like the idea of street racing. There is to much traffic for that sport now. I prefer at least a twin though but, articles like this give me hope that manufacturers are going to head in the right direction. By the way Harley could produce a practical bike for the aging population, don’t get me wrong, they aren’t a bad company I’m complaining about. I don’t believe many are offering bikes people are looking for.

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Jay August 24, 2009 at 10:38 am

The bike is worth the cost and having it. It is really something that keeps the owner Loyal to Royal enfield.

Best in class. Others appear to be toys in front of it. I have taken my Iron-Horse to 12000kms. Nothing else will ever do.

Read any bike magazine, bikes’ alternatives are listed out. I have always read, “No other alternative bike available in class”. And to the 3rd or 4th bike of Royal Enfield it is clearly stated “Do you really want us to write the above statement again.”

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Amar September 25, 2009 at 6:48 pm

Does electra 4s still comes? i do not see it on official website of RE.

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Tarun September 27, 2009 at 5:37 pm

I wanna buy a Bullet Electra,can sumone told me its local and highway mileage.

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robert February 13, 2011 at 7:17 pm

hi sir
i hav booked electra i’m waiting for my dreem biki, ok now let u tell u d actual milage in city it can withstand 35+, highways 40+.
I hope soon u’l be a BULLETEER

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Jesse September 28, 2009 at 3:05 pm

Mileage figures from my bullet electra 5S electric start with disc brakes
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Done 25000kms.

City – 30-32 Km/l
Highway – 35-37 Km/l
Hills- 26-30 Km/l

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pankaj October 6, 2009 at 9:28 pm

can any one tell me the maintainance cost on RE per 800-1000km.
what is the average cost per service and after how much km it require for service

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Jesse October 7, 2009 at 2:11 pm

Needs to be serviced every 3000kms. Service will cost you anywhere between Rs. 800 to 1500 depending on the parts that need to be replaced at that particular service. For eg. the chain and two sprockets need to be replaced every 15000 kms so such services will cost more. There are a host of things you’ll need to take care of if you want to maintain your bike well eg. fork oil top ups, disc brake fluids, gear oil levels, cleaning and lubrication of chassis parts etc etc but if you love your bike, it’ll all be fun (except the hole in your pocket).

Engine oil 3litres (Total Quartz3000 20W50)= Rs 450.00 will be something that needs to be replaced religiously every 3000kms, therefore it’ll form the staple expense. Labour can be between Rs. 150 to 300 depending on the extent of work.

Fuel consumption calculations are easy. If it even goes 35 kms to a litre then it drinks around 29 litres per 1000 kms which at the rate of Rs. 45 per litre will cost you around Rs. 1300 per 1000kms. so between services your bike will drink approx Rs. 3900 worth of petrol.
Total = ~3900 + ~1000(average) Phew!! shoould set you back Rs. 4000 to Rs. 5000 every 3000 kms.
Sigh! but it’s still worth it.

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robert February 13, 2011 at 7:20 pm

I THINK YOUR A LEGEND RIDING A LEGEND BIKE

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sathyan July 10, 2012 at 8:02 pm

i agree with u

gautam November 18, 2009 at 6:06 pm

any subsitute of standerd 350cc?which is vanishing from show rooms.

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ravi December 9, 2009 at 3:19 pm

Good Calculation Gautam :-)!

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Jesse December 10, 2009 at 9:40 am

excuse me Ravi but that calculation was done by me…Jesse…look carefully. No offence Gautam :)

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ravi December 10, 2009 at 4:31 pm

Sorry Jesse.
I was in a hurry I was looking for something…..
btw I liked your angle of thought.

Cheers !

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Jesse December 11, 2009 at 2:39 pm

Sure Ravi bro [:)]
got another piece of info for you guys. A rear 18″ wheel does wonders to the torque but strictly limits the top speed. I guess a 17T countershaft sprocket should help attain the overall balance (the 350CC has 16T), I’ll keep you guys updated on that one by Jan or Feb 2010.
Another thing, if the bike wobbles at turns but is stable in a straight line, get the shock absorbers checked, they might need replacement (rear ones). The front telescopes can be refurbished with fresh oil and they’re good to go.
Another thing, the New Classic350 twinspark-UCE has a lower torque than a CI 350, though the BHP is higher. Of course the Classic500 UCE is a powerhouse of both torque and BHP but be ware, the electronic stuff in the fuel injection will limit your circle of repair to only the Factory workshop while there are many good mechanics for the CI bullet in various cities. In the long run, that might cost big bucks on maintenance and repair. But there’s a tradeoff for everything in life so it’s your calling ultimately.
Cheers all, Jess

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vijay sharma January 5, 2010 at 12:14 am

hieeee,

m not satisfied Royal Enfield Electra 5S, I have 5S fully loaded disc and Elect start, my bullet average is in city 22 Kmpl in city and highway is 25 to 28 Kmpl and hills 19 to 20 Kmpl and mah bike is done 4600 Km in 45 days, and my service is time to time and my speed limt in city only 45 to 50 Kmph only. but my bike sound is to high and vibration on all part, Royal enfield was drive since 2000 4S, 4S is imazing better den 5S really..!! my carburetor kit is going to change..!! any buddy pls sugest wot do i do..!! pls tell me..!!

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arindam ganguly December 2, 2010 at 2:38 am

dear Vijay,
yesterday i went for a test drive of Electra 5S,but same problems i faced with high sound at engine and vibration at handle. but when today i tried with a 99 CI std 350, i drove it smooth at even 15km/hour with no vibration but more steadiness. Can anyone suggest me wheather present RE’s UCEngine will be as equally good & durable, as IAM REALLY CONFUSED WHEATHER I WILL BUY THE OLD CI ONE OR THE NEW ONE? # STILL AT KOLKATA, POLICE USE THIS STD 350 FOR ALL TRAFFIC SURGEANT.PL HELP.

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ratan October 12, 2011 at 10:01 am

leave dat bike and purchase a new bike

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Jesse January 6, 2010 at 9:43 am

Vijay, there r a coupla things you need to cross check. You say the bike did 4600kms in 45days. It means that you’ve done almost a 100kms a day. I hope you did not overspeed (took it above 50km/hr) or overload (take it on the hills), run it cold (without warming it up first in this cold weather if you’re in the north) at least for the first 2000kms. For the first ~3000kms, you need to be gentle with the bike (run in period). It’s the same with any engine in the world. If u start banging it in this period, it’ll give you trouble for the rest of it’s life. Your claim that 4s is better than 5s has no basis. The engine in both the bikes is exactly the same, all that’s different is the gearing ratios and the 5s is definitely more comfortable to ride and cruise than the 4s (I’ve ridden both for ~40,000kms).
I request everyone to religiously read at least the manual of your vehicle (if not something additional) before you use it. you’ll save yourself a lot of headache and money.
Vijay I think your bike has either been badly ridden in the “run-in” period or the dealer has not serviced it properly (which is highly unlikely).
Another problem could be that your method to calculate fuel efficiency. Best would note the odometer reading when the bike goes into reserve,(Let us suppose that it is 4600kms) that put a set amount of fuel(say 100 bucks worth and note how much fuel has gone in, suppose it is 2 litres). Then note the odometer reading at which the bike goes into reserve again (suppose now the reading is 4660kms).
Now subtract the new reserve reading with the old reserve reading (4660-4600= 60kms)
Now divide this by the amount of fuel u had added (60/2=30km/litre)
Repeat this procedure 3 times to know the average fuel efficiency.

There could be other problems, say the petrol station from where you get fuel could be cheating you.

Always get fuel filled early in the morning when it’s cold because in cold, fuel becomes more dense and since it is sold per litre (not kilograms) therefore you’ll actually get more fuel on cold mornings than in the afternoon, evening or night)

Also you could check if your petrol tank lid is tight and gasket it functional. Also you could check the fuel line from petrol tank to the carburettor (small leaks will not be easily detected but you will keep losing fuel).

Check the carburettor settings using the “plug-chop” method, you could be running the bike very rich in fuel (it is needed for the first ~3000kms, not after that).

and don’t worry, bike gave me 18km/litre for the first almost 2000kms. Now it give 30-35km/L. Take it to a good mechanic and give it a thorough check up….and last but not least, be more educated about how a motorcycle works. Best of luck and cheers buddy. From Jesse

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Kishore Mondkar October 15, 2011 at 7:18 pm

Hi Jessy,

Plesae request to guid me upon below three bike for which one i should take step as am also the crazy of Royal Enfild & visited to show-room at Bhandup as shoppers convinient to buy specialy Bullet 350 classic but as i found must fevorite as Royal Enfield Electra 5S even i dont mind to buy Enfild Standard 350

I eagerly waiting for your expert advice on my query which help me to get good girlfriend.

Regards
Kishore
9967292140

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ravi January 6, 2010 at 11:07 am

Hey Vijay,
Your bike has done 4600 means 2 service remaining. You can’t expect that fuel average 42Kmpl (as company claims for 5s) right now. Getting good average from your vehicle (any vehicle) depends a lot on your riding skills. If you use your clutch and breaks heavily just because your vehicle sports them then you won’t get that average. A good rider with average maintenance of his 5s can claim 32-35kpl. Check your carburettor setting and specially air filter as mine average went below 28kpl and on servicing I checked how bad its condition was. One more thing when you give your bike to workshop for servicing, you should be there. You would learn small but useful bits of information from fellow riders and mechanic i.e get your bike serviced every 2800-3000 kpl, chainset setting every 1000km and some technical stuff so that in case of emergency you can get your bike serviced or repaired from local mechanic as they are not much aware with this vehicle. And Don’t worry don’t think you have chosen a bad machine as it is quite possible the day you bought your machine you got 2 punctures as I faced a puncture a week earlier and was in a fix. :)

Hey Jesse,
can u give a short demo of “plug-chop” method for carburettor setting.

Happy Thumping !

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raunak January 10, 2010 at 11:11 pm

yaar i wanned to knw tht is bullet good for city riding…im in lucknow.. n the traffic here is really…heavy in some areas of the city.. as bullet is a heavy n a big vehicle…so is it advisable to take bullet …plzz do suggest me…n ya i love bikes..but…im nt tht pro rider of a bike..!!.. if bullet then ok..but if no..then which bike should i take.??..im plannin for fz..!!

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raunak January 10, 2010 at 11:13 pm

ya i can drive bikes easily..its not at ol a problem…so plzz do suggest..!!

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Jesse January 11, 2010 at 8:54 am

Don’t buy a Royal Enfield, go for an FZ.
Frankly if you’re gonna ride it in heavy traffic for daily commute, this is not the bike for. If you do buy it, you’ll get used to it in heavy traffic also but that scenario is definitely avoidable.
Take my adivice, don’t buy an Enfield. It’s for people who don’t have any other bike in mind (that’s true, don’t take offense of it). If you have a doubt then don’t buy it.

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ravi January 11, 2010 at 11:27 am

Hi Raunak,

See there is not much problem riding the bull in city till you are capable of handling it(You need attitude for riding the bull). I have been in LKO for couple of months and I know there are few places in lko where you can face regular traffic jam but my dear frnd thats wid every vehicle. First u calculate the running cost of bullet and if its ok wid you Go For It !

Happy Thumping !

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Kane January 12, 2010 at 12:47 am

Bullet is best two wheeler one can own, but in order to own a bullet one needs to be deserve it as not all can handle the bull , as it required loads of attitude and power… Overall Bullet is for those who are king from heart and by nature…as it a king ride…

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Jesse January 13, 2010 at 9:17 am

Out of the two extreme views presented just prior to this, Raunak’s is a little more agreeable than Kane’s. Let’s face it, the bull’s a nice bike but definitely not a King’s bike. That’s spot can be reserved for Harleys, Ducatis or even the Big Japs. The Bull’s 30 cm shorter and more than 500cc smaller than the smallest Harley. Get real guys even if you guys were talking about classic bikes with big single cylinders, the Bull comes nowhere near the Norton’s and Triumphhs. Call it a good bike, a great bike, something that’s gonna teach you a lot about biking and bikes if you really wanna learn about them. I totally adore my Bullet but to call it a king’s bike is a far cry and in all probability, self-obsession. Apologies if I hurt anybody’s feelings.

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raunak January 13, 2010 at 1:21 pm

hello guys…im really happy that yu ppl r taking intrest…n suggesting me….well nw here it is..im not buying the bull nor the fz..!! sorry…acutally…i do not deserve the bull rite now….well my dad is a real biker he changed 14 bikes in the last 20 years n 3 of them were bullet….n now im left wid activa…lolzzz…my dad goes via his car..!! well..n there is something tht keeps me away from fz. coz im 86 kgs … 5″10 in height…so…fz..is kinda small..well..i loved karizma zmr…i really liked it…i mean i loved it…so..can yu ppl tel me something abt dis ugly beast..!!…n definately guys i will take the bull but after some years..i.e when i deserve it..i admit it…n jesse plzz dont go in triumphs…accutally its my dream to own tht bike…but rite nw im only a student….i cannot spend so much…n here n lko having a triumph..!! “yaar triumph ki bezzati ho jaegi”…n ya..if yu ppl want to suggest me some other bike…plzz do so..

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raunak January 13, 2010 at 1:28 pm

see my requirements…r..!!..avg 35 to 40 or 40 to 45kmpl..n the displacement shuld be heavy…n gud riding comfort…as i have a spinal injury..!! i cannot go for r15 n ol coz we have to sit in a crouching position..looks shuld be gud..n plzz note my height n weight..which i mentioned above ..!! keep tht in mind.. “when i see the bull..i get goosebumps..!! n the bull is in my blood…i will surely buy it..but after some time..!! tc guys..do reply..!!

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kamal deep singh sandhu January 13, 2010 at 11:53 pm

i m very angry with my bike disc break because i m not getting its parts in jharkhand and factory is also using pricol break the parts is not in market also

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Jesse January 14, 2010 at 9:17 am

The disc brake of the enfield is weird. When I put new brake shoes, they kept getting grazed on the disc for god know how many kilometers (days days days), overheating the disc everytime I rode the bike, and all the mechanics (without exception) said that this was normal (sigh!). It’s just disheartening to know how many problems are considered to be a part and parcel of the enfield but I think the problem lies in the attitude of mechanics, not so much in the bike. These idiots do not even know the importance of decoking the bull and all of them (without exception again) again refused to decoke the bullet (laughin at me in the process, saying that it wasn’t required on the bullet or any other 4 stroke engine, it’s rightly said that little knowledge is dangerous), despite it even written in the Bullet’s Manual to get to it decoked every stipulated number of kilometers. Even the exhaust has to be decoked at a particular interval. Now I’m looking to meet more educated people on this and have already met a guy (K&N authorized dealer in Chandigarh) who’s suggested that I decoke using one of the German made Engine Flush systems (No I’m not out to throw my money on gimmicks, it’s better to get it done this way than open up the whole cylinder and scrape the carbon of the cylinder/piston with abrasives). I’m gonna get it done in the next service. Coke/Carbon deposit can reduce engine performance by 20-30% (even damage the engine in the long run) and if you don’t understand what that means, I’ll say it in plain language…that’s a hell of lot of drop in performance and efficiency.
Last but not least, yes, I love my Enfield.
From Jesse

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Kane January 16, 2010 at 1:45 am

Thanks for your views “Jesse” but i would still stick to my comment that RE is “king’s ride” for a simple reason that RE carries a long and evergreen heritage which has being passed on from generations to generations and RE has not only overcome it’s competitors but has established it’s trademark with it unique thump and sound which for real RE lover is the best music of all time.

Now if we talk about other bikes which you mentioned. Well pal first of all Harley-Davidson has it’s own followers and needless to say it has it’s own USP but that does not mean that it’s better than RE or vice-versa as both of them have their own unique features and henceforth RE would still be considered to a “kings ride” as there is saying that “the beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder” and so it up to the person’s perspective and eventually at the end of the day whatever makes a man happy and gives a adrenaline rush is worth some praise pal. I hope you would have now got my point… take care and have a good ride…

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praveen.D January 16, 2010 at 12:55 pm

Hi Guys,

This is a latest Bullet Electra 350 CC boutght in Fed 2009, my bike is giving me an avg of 28 KM/L and i have taken this to the servicing center around 5 times but still there is no change and the funny thing is its giving 28 in city and as well as on highways too..

And one more thing i lost my Bullet handbook in which it contains all the warranty card of battery and the bike, so please let me know what is the procedure to get it back?

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mrx January 21, 2010 at 8:38 pm

This is for everyone who wants to own a bullet and who already has one.First lets start with the wannabe bullet owners.Royal Enfield is a very old company,originated in ENGLAND in Redditch,then the company shifted in india.Bullet 350 std is a bike which was an original british motorcycle,which india has been manufacturing the same way since it was originally made.Now back in those days the quality of the british made enfield were said to be good,they were reliable,according to those days.Now the indian made bullet are not exactly of the same quality as their british counterparts,as india being a third world country dont expect too much out of it,its like judging skimmed milk with diary milk,if you know what i mean.Buying a bullet in india is all about having an inner pride,its showing how manly you are or that what most of us belive.The indian royal enfield company has been making different models from time to time,where most of the look remains the same,now the original bullet std which is still in production has 4 gears and on the right side,now some new variants have the same cast iron engine along with new ones with 5 gears on the left side,now how can you put 5 gears on the cast iron engine which was suppose to have 4 gears and that is also on the left side,originality destroyed by our so called indian engineers.Most of the motorcycle comapny in india seems to have a histroy of tie up with japenese company or others but there never has been a stand alone indian made motorcycle.So,in short dont go for the new age bullet which the company have recently launched,instead stick with the original one the Bullet 350 std.Now lets go to those who already own one,some people bring it to make their neighbours jealous and some bring it to give it a good massage therapy,with all kinds of polish and wax.People like to stand out from the rest of the crowd no matter what.we all like it no matter how weired we may seem.Modifying your bullet with extra light,or just ripping off that original comapny fitted silincer with an after market one for louder thump does not make any sense,what one usually ends up upon is a dead battery and a engine which has a higher RPM than usual along with oil leaks and not to mention the higher vibration of the bike.Its good to be in speed,you feel the air hitting your face its almost feels like you are flying,but then again dont you think what you are riding it is not some japanese rice grinder nor an american harley,its a bike which was made before you were even born,so try to keep the speed in 60 to 70kmp.I am a bullet owner myself and a huge fan of this classic motorcycle,ever since i was a kid it used to make my head turn on the roads.My first bike is a bullet,and i got it when i was 18,thats when you get your license actually.So,to everyone who has a bullet enjoy your bike,love it like as if it is a part of your family and always remember its roots…Keep Tumping…CHEERS!!!

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Kishore Mondkar October 15, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Hi mrx,

Plesae request to guid me upon below three bike for which one i should take step as am also the crazy of Royal Enfild & visited to show-room at Bhandup as shoppers convinient to buy specialy Bullet 350 classic but as i found must fevorite as Royal Enfield Electra 5S even i dont mind to buy Enfild Standard 350

I eagerly waiting for your expert advice on my query which help me to get good girlfriend.

Regards
Kishore
9967292140

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ashutosh February 9, 2010 at 8:04 am

Enfielders, I need ur help. I got Electra 350…the problem with the bike is when turning into corners it feels heavy. If i turn to left the bike does not want to go left the right side feels heavy. The weight shifting of the bike is not right. Please help…….

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Jesse February 9, 2010 at 9:04 am

Dear Ashutosh, From your post, there is no way to know if you’ve just brought the bike or it’s the first time you’re riding an Enfield. To me your description sounds like the bike’s handling really well and you can transfer more weight to the front side of the side that you wanna turn. After all it’s just two wheels behind each other that will turn any way you want to (within the limitations of the bike design). It could be your hesitation in riding the heft bull. But since you say that this is a problem with so much confidence, try riding three or four other Enfields and see if you face the same problem…if yes, then get used to the Grand Ol’ Enfield. Let me tell you one thing though, it’s much lighter and easier to turn an Enfield than an Avenger that has a bigger rake angle. The plus point to the Avy is that it’s lower but the Bullet is any day more yummy to ride.

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praveen.D February 9, 2010 at 11:59 am

Hey Jesse,

This is a latest Bullet Electra 350 CC bought in Feb 2009, my bike is giving me an avg of 28 KM/L and i have taken this to the servicing center around 5 times but still there is no change and the funny thing is its giving 28 in city and as well as on highways too..

Recently, i observed that its giving 24 KM/L, so i went to servicing center and informed them, they have taken a trial with 100 ML and noticed that if we go with speed of 50-50 KM/L it gave me a mileage of 33 KM/L, and if i go with 70 – 80 its giving me 28 KM/L.

So please suggest how to maintain my bike, i don’t think we can go with 50 – 60 all the time. i drive with avg speed of 60 -70.

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Kunal A. Ratnakar February 9, 2010 at 5:04 pm

i wish to purchase a royal enfeild bullet but i am confussed as which model to buy. I am totally naive with regard to cost price, engine capacity and otherimp term. Can u please suggest me suitable options. Reply awaited eagarly!!!

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Deepak February 13, 2010 at 3:39 pm

I would like to share my bullet experiences with you. I purchased royal enfield two years back. i covered 15000 km on my machine..& used for 1year. After that i decided for change (Thunderbird) many of my friends suggested not to go for TB.. but somehow i sold off my 4s & purchased Thunderbird i used that byke for 6 Months i didnt find bullet 4s feel. I was missing my 4s. yes i have taken wrong decision….

After using Thunderbird for 6 months. I purchased again Royal Enfield Electra 4s.. No I am satisfy & Happy about it.. Bullet has its own taste that cannot be change or modify.. that is why it is called “CLASSIC”

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ashutosh February 13, 2010 at 8:25 pm

hey Jesse
Thanks for the advice….i have been riding Bullet for four years now…. i had a standard bullet sold it off and had got the new Electra350 a year back….the handling was perfect till i changed the rear wheel…. i put in the 15′alloy for two months handling was bad plus the pick was bad…then i put in 19′alloy with standard size tyre….i had given the bike to the authorized dealers to solve the problem but they too cannot find a solution…i have checked the wheel and tyre alignment, suspension, swing arm, wheel bearing, T-bar, shocks rear and front……so what can b the problem??? there are two problems…one is that when u leave the handle bar the bike drifts towards left at the speed of 30-40 and second one is when u turn a left corner the bike does not want to goto left the right hand side feels very heavy…. plz Jessy help me….i’ve taken my bike to three mechanics no one can fix it…….plz help desperate Enfielder :(

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Jesse February 14, 2010 at 2:44 pm

Dear Praveen and Ashutosh, firstly I must admit that my own bike gives a FE of 30km/L driving at 60km/hr. I know it’s difficult to manage 50-55km/hr on the bullet but that’s trade off. It’s an old design but many Std-Bullet owners claim theirs give even upto 42km/L. Mine is a Electra 5S with disc brake, it has always delivered 30km/L after the run-in period (in which it gave 18km/L)
Ashutosh, I face exactly the same problem and have no clue how to address it. I changed to a 100/90-18 rear tire (of course on an 18 inch wheel). Wobbling issues started after around 500kms. I changed the swingarm bush, got wheels aligned, steering bearing lubed and tightened but no use. Then the tyre-wala put some fluid on the inner tyre sidewalls such that the tyre now fitted the rim more perfectly. The high speed wobble disappeared but low speed (40-45km/Hr) persisted. I changed to a 110/90-18 tyre but the bike only became heavier with no improvement in the low speed wobble. I shifted back to the original 3.25/80-19 rear tyre and wheel and the problem still persists albeit to a much smaller degree. I have either gone mad or something has gone really wrong with the bike but now it’s at least handling much better than with the 18incher rear. I wish there were some good bike modifiers or mechanics in who could address the issue here in Chandigarh but out of my experience I do not encourage ppl to modify the bike in anyway except for maybe a K&N and carburettor rejet and that too with a jet kit with the proper information. It is a very long process for an untrained person and wrong jets can tantamount to a very sad bike.

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praveen.D February 15, 2010 at 10:47 am

Thanks Jesse, not worried much about the mileage, but the mileage level is not consistent, so i thought it was only problem with my bike, ya i feel its really difficult to maintain in 50 – 60 KM/L.

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ashutosh February 15, 2010 at 12:56 pm

Jesse Bro, thanks a million for ur advice….. will try to sort it out some how…..enjoy ur bike…..cause Enfield is not just a ride its a lifestyle :)

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raghav February 23, 2010 at 3:22 pm

I am planning to go for Enfield in next month.Please do let me know what model is the best buy.

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Ravi March 10, 2010 at 11:44 pm

Hi Jesse,
I have a query. I have Electra 350 5s. I was not happy wid the muted thump the stock silencer was producing, so i changed it to Goldstar made by Quality(dont know if it is genuine …but thr was a logo on it… picked it from karoll bagh :) )

It is kinda freeflow but thr is some net type layer affix wid the silencer. thump is quite good and varies 0-60 in different gears. I like this thump over the stock silencer thump. But many ppl told me that this frre flow kinda silencer will damage exhaust valve( sooner or later, on long trips specially) and engine.

Is it the case? I am in a fix…
Pls suggest .

Ravi

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Jesse March 11, 2010 at 11:24 am

Hi man, srry Im bak 2 bein a naturalist.
u c i couldn’t remuv d rear wobble wid d 18 incher so got bak 2 19″ rear n realisd dat the bike handles better with the 19″ than the 18″ probly bcoz 18″rear lowers it 4m behind consequently increasing the rake of the bik. the unmuffled sound “thump” or shal i say the ear-buster bomb-blasts were makin the ride unpleasant. Jst reinstlin the original pipe wud’v bn a bad idea since the Iridium plug wud be blastin off dat mch more fuel generating higher pressure and “generating” the need for a free flow exhaust so I got bak 2 d original SP. Frankly al dose changez weren’t givin me any performance benefits either ( I can swear on that). The only thing that I have on now is a K&N R-1100 n d only reason I like it is that it doesnt need 2 b replaced tim n agn (it totally F#@x up the air:fuel). I recomend R-1060 for the bullet, not R-1100 (unless you’ll get serious with rejettin the carb but i gues that would probably needed with R-1060 as well). That’s the whole prob with mods, you can’t jst get a free flow exhaust, doin that need some back-track changes as well. Think of this, Y a free flow exhaust? doin it will lean out the Air:Fuel ratio, to counter that u need to rejet the carb. To get any volumetric engine performance, you need to get an Iridium SP that’s gonna burn out that much fuel much quicker and generate the power to thrust you faster. I have wasted 15Grands on modifying my bike and at the end of it removed it all (almst al of it) but it has taken me through a big learning experience and I don’t regret it
“Thump” alone is doin you or your bike no good. My bike’s running great now n givin me a FE of 36km/l, it’s acceleration is crisp and the thump, although muffled, is very pleasant and still very audible n gets second looks when I whizz past the plastic bags.
Now I spend more time in keepin the basics right — bike clean and shiny al d time, chain always nice n tight, no delays in service (never delayed any service anyway), any fault repaired immediately.
I love riding my bike. Still read as much technical stuff as I can and can understand.
Performance mods rn’t child’s play but definitely worth exploring. Since R1100 is still playing tricks on my air:fuel, esp on hills where main jets fully open much more frequently than on plains, I’m gonna get Mikuni main jets (92, 95, 100, 105)from my friend in the US (I couldn’t find them anywhere in Chandigarh) 110 is available (bullet 500) but I think tuning should be sequentially tested.
I possesed a Bullet earlier, now I’m in love with it.
I love my RE and if I wann 2 go 200-300km/hr, I don’t have the resources to turn my bull into that kinda machine, I’ll jst wait, save and buy myself a Busa. Anyway Egli-Enfield that goes 160miles/hr costs more than twice a Hyabusa.

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ram March 11, 2010 at 11:39 am

EDITOR NOTE: Pls. Refrain from using SMS language as it’s not understood by everyone and doesn’t convey the real meaning. Happy Biking :)!

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Jesse March 12, 2010 at 9:29 am

Unless you have the money, time, tech-means and perseverence (all 4 of them) to tune up that big-single cylinder, invest your time and effort for better things in life. Otherwise you could be a maniac (like me) and want to learn about anything and everything under the Sun. I’ve experienced and met many others who, when they start to tweak their bikes, ended up losing the pleasure of riding because they were always busy trying to experiment with the bike. Remember, we’re all doing it for one thing “The pleasure of riding”…(I hope :) )
Carburettor tuning should definitely be learnt (trial and error) but be cautious of running the bike too lean. Running rich can make the bike feel good but remember that’s gonna build up excessive carbon in the engine; it just has to be perfect or nearly perfect and you can learn it only when you get your hands dirty. Take another advice, handle the carb-screws gently, I’ve seen some mechanics literally abuse them. Be cautious of the engine-flushes in the market. They do remove carbon but if they themselves aren’t removed totally from the engine before loading fresh engine oil, they won’t let the latter lubricate the parts properly and could spell diaster. The most contentious issue that I’ve faced with the mechanics is on de-carbonising the engine; they say it’s not needed in a 4-stroke engine whereas the Bullet company-manual says otherwise. Even some of the good Enield Manuals I’ve read say that de-carbonising it essential, in fact one British Manual says that it’s required every 8000kms or sooner if ridden in a stop-go city traffic. Then again, the job requires a bit of skill so that the cylinder gets cleaned but not damaged in the process and not all mechanics seem to have the confidence to do that. I’ve been laughed at in the motor-market when I took my bike for de-carbonising. I find that strange because excessive carbon deposits can rob nearly 20-30% of the bike’s power. Bike’s that are de-carbed in the Auto-Market are either ones with a blown cylinder-gasket or ancient rebuild attempts.
Crankcase breathing is another topic that you guys might be interested in and might want to know why it’s needed. It’s all very interesting and I encourage all who’re remotely interested in tech stuff to spend “free” time reading about all these topics.

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surya March 15, 2010 at 12:16 pm

hi every one,
i want to by a bullet,but i m confused in which model to buy,i like electra5s,and maximo350,can any one suggest me which one will have the most comfortable ride and easy to handle.
Thanks in advance.

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Ravi Garg March 15, 2010 at 4:50 pm

Thanx Jesse for your detailed advice.

I too sometime feel not to try things like that but couldnt resist few necessary modification but one thing is sure we loose peace of mind once we change default settings as different riders, mechanics have different opinions and then we have access to internet where again we can read many reviews which will lead to a very complex situation full of contradictory statement.

In my case everything was working perfect no starting problem,Good average etc. But as soon as I installed goldie(freeflow,yet there is a thin layer of some sheet mechanic told me) missing problem is availabe as it is included in the package :-) and when I ask any mechanic regarding upjetting or tuning fuel mixture they say no its not required infact they have very positive views for freeflow silencer or silencer with less baffles.

Now planning to get short bottle for electra from RE but that is bit costly (INR 1300) compared to Quality (INR 400) and Laxmi Udyog(INR 530).

So final outcome :-
Stick to basics
AND if modification is required then go for RE genuine parts and learn about bike and its functioning(almost mechanical engineering) which many people like me don’t do :(

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Royal March 17, 2010 at 4:29 am

Hi Guys,

Any feedback or review of the thump of new UCE engines.

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arindam ghoshal March 17, 2010 at 12:26 pm

UCE hasn’t got any thump as such.ITS sound like a goldy fitted pulsor and even milder.

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Sam March 22, 2010 at 10:21 am

My Bull gives me 42 + Km/Ltr when driving between 55 Kmph – 65 Kmph. It has touched 45 Km/Ltr when driven in a highway by maintaing 60 KMPH.

But it gives me only 35-37 KM/ltr when driving consistently in 40 Knph.

Its a 87 model Bull and the brakes are not so Dependable.

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Siddharth April 13, 2010 at 8:41 pm

The bike is surely royal… king of kings…. it trashes all other bikes… with disc brakes the bike looks class..

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Aniruddh April 18, 2010 at 2:15 pm

Hey guys, planning to buy a new RE…….bit confused around T’bird and Electra….Please suggest.

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Jesse April 19, 2010 at 9:25 am

Hi Aniruddh, since both the bikes have same engines now–yes the new electra comes with a UCE and not a CI block which is exactly the same as T’bird’s–you can take test rides to see which riding position suits you better.

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Tajinder May 19, 2010 at 6:02 pm

Dear Sir,
I am sending you this email to make this matter come to your notice. I bought a Royal Enfield Bike, Modal- classic 350 on cash payment on 3rd feb 2010 from LAMBA ENTERPRISES I am facing problem for starting,
1 when I pushed break indicators blink automatically.
2 Head light not working properly.
3 Alloy wheels problem.
but on 23rd march 2010 I had an accident from that day onwards my bike is not function properly. I launched a claim with LAMBA Enterprises from where I bought this bike and gave Rs 5000, but till date my claim is not met. I filed it in the month of April. Every time I ask them about the status they give me a bunch of excuses of the dely. I don’t have time neither have patience to wait any longer. I want an answer whether or not my problem would be solved and if it will solved them when that time would come. I have made a number of calls there service center but they don’t answer. I am not at all satisfied with this kind of service. I thought that your service are up to the mark but this kind of dealing with a customer is making me change my mind. Please do some thing.

Regards,
Tajinder
91+9971777431

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Aniruddh May 19, 2010 at 10:48 pm

@ Jesse >> Hi Bro, thnx for the advise, I took a test drive of both T’bird as well as electra but I couldn’t find the Thump I was looking for…..so I kept on searching and preferred to go for a STANDARD BULLET 350 – 1977 Make…..will upload some pics in a day or two…

Thanks!

As always…..

HAPPY THUMPING!!!

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dali July 5, 2010 at 11:29 pm

Hey Ya’ll,

I have a STD of which I changed the swing arm. Now its a flat swing arm that holds an 18″ 130mm rear MRF tire. When I’ve been cornering it I don’t feel all that comfortable. My friends been telling me the flat swing arm is not well balanced than the normal round ones. I have the new rear gas shocks and it doesn’t wobble. Also, does the combo of the front and the rear matter for smooth cornering? I think I have a 19″ 110mm on the front or whatever comes stock. Professional advice suggestions, very much appreciated.

THANKS

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CSKN August 2, 2010 at 10:12 pm

Hi Guys, I am thinking of buying Electra in Chennai. I am 5’8″ with 61kg. Considering the the Electra is 180Kg. Can i manage it?? you suggestions willbe helpfull.

Thanks,
CSKN

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Ramesh Rao August 30, 2010 at 4:33 pm

hi i am purches bullet electra 350cc but i have no any inquriry
my home ruff and hill road what the new electra 350 cc milage

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I.M. Aonok September 12, 2010 at 8:46 pm

The reviewer says there’s no battery (Handling section), while it is clearly visible in the picture(below the carb.). What rubbish! Infact the TCI system requires a fully charged battery to operate. Reviewers should be more careful of what they write. We are not stupid readers.
The worst review ever. >:(

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Jesse September 13, 2010 at 3:58 pm

Hey good observation. Everybody else (incl. me) totally missed it all this while.

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sanjeev September 16, 2010 at 1:53 am

hey dude help me on this..
i m planning to buy a bullet…
i travel around 30-33 kms everyday….
ve become a bullet freak since i rode it a few months back…
no commetns on the performance but i wanna know its economy as i m still a student n i m luking anywhere around 35-40kmpl…
i heard bullet would give 35-40 so i ve zeroed on it…

recently i came to know abt the pulsar 220….
it ecomony s sumwhere abt 40-45kmpl..
so i m thinking of it also as an option..
i would like to know u r take on this…???

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Neil September 19, 2010 at 2:15 pm

Hi Jesse,

Found your comments on the bike to be very insightful. Thank you!

I am a new owner of the Electra 5S and am attempting to calculate its annual maintenance cost. What would be a good estimate based on your experience?

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John September 30, 2010 at 9:09 pm

Alright Bullet friends, I would be interested in purchasing the new 2010 Electra 5S but would really miss the thump. Can I get any suggestions on how could i get the good old thump on the new bike (probably a change of Silencer). I require details on the make and quality of the silencer and whether it may affect performance and mileage.

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tapendra October 17, 2010 at 1:21 pm

i love bullet

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Jesse October 17, 2010 at 11:10 pm

I must say with a heavy heart that my bike has developed a problem of front end wobble at low speeds. It’s unbelievable that no mechanic has been able to fix it despite replacing many many parts on the bike. It’s just unbelievable how messed up and bad I feel about this. I’ve exchanged 42 emails with the bullet guru Pete Snidal in Canada but the issue persists.
Finally at the end of the day I don’t recommend a bullet no matter how much you love it. The dealers just suck and they just wash their hands clean the day your bike goes out of warranty (which for a bike this price is strangely very very less…apparently RE doesn’t trust the QUALITY of it’s products). Though this is a very subjective opinion as hardly a few bikes out of hundreds develop such issues (But I must tell you that at least three other rider buddies of mine have developed unexplainable wobbling issues on their bullets) but I must admit that a problem that cannot be solved after spending thousands of rupees will break your heart real bad especially if you spent more than 85 thousand rupees (quite a lot for a guy of my status and I must admit I loved the bike before it developed this problem).
I find comments like “I love bullet” quite silly on this portal because we’re really not here to know stuff like that (moderator may plz note). We’re here to write reviews and share knowledge, rest is just a waste of precious space (no matter how small) which could have been filled with something informative.
Bullet 350 has a bad power to weight ratio, if I could relive the time I was deciding on a bike, I would’ve rather bought the bullet 500. No offense to the bullet maniacs, you can dance around your bullet and love it to death.

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Anandh January 11, 2011 at 3:11 pm

I am an amateur biker and a Royal Enfield lover. I plan to buy one very soon, as soon as I start working. But I am in kind of a fix. I’ve ridden an Electra 5s (the 50th Anniversary one) for a about 2000 kms in Delhi. This was a borrowed bike. I found that the decompressor on the bike was a great boon in kick-starting the bike (the battery was low, hence no electric start). I really loved the feel of the bike. I’ve also managed to get my hands on the Thunderbird Twinspark, and have ridden that for a bit too in Pune (where I’m a student). The newer bikes, as you would know, don’t have a decompressor. What I’m confused about is whether I should buy a second hand enfield, either a machismo (350/500), an Electra 5s, or the new Electra twinspark, the classic 350/500.
Why I’m confused is ’cause I found that it was somehow easier to kick-start the electra 5s with the help of the decomp than it was to kick the thunderbird. I could very well be kicking the thunderbird in the wrong way, but I’d still insist that the electra was easier. Do you think this is a valid consideration for getting the older bikes?
But I’ve heard that the new bikes give a lot more mileage. I realise that if one is buying an enfield keeping in mind the mileage of the bike, it may be kinda silly, but i’ll be bold enough to admit that it may (just may) be a consideration. What I wanna know is that is there really that great a difference.
And are the newer bikes really better in terms of technology, quality of parts etc., ride quality, build and other considerations.

thanks!

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MK Reddy November 4, 2010 at 3:38 pm

Hai Friends – RE.
Am planning to buy Bullet 350 Electra 5S.
There is 10 K price differnce from Hyd to Chennai.
Why this so….

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mogal November 13, 2010 at 1:41 am

Hey Jesse,

What happend, i have read your every reply in this portal and you have great knowledge about bullet’s, i am really motivated to purchase a 350 electra, finally you have intimated very bad news.. now you please suggest me, can i purchase 350 cc or 500 cc, i am a bullet lover since my childhood

waiting for your reply

Mogal

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david November 14, 2010 at 2:24 pm

@ mongal if you love enfield then i would suggest u to straight away go 4 it !!! u can find tonnes of articles on royal enfield @ http://www.royalenfieldmotorcycles.blogspot.com

tk care !!

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Shridhar S. Kasbekar November 27, 2010 at 6:02 am

Dear Sir,

I want to buy a RE. Electra / Standered Model. It will be my first Bike in my life, Because this bike is a dream bike and The King Bike in my mind not only today but from the time when I was a kid. But the heavy price of this bike presure me to stay. I take some qutation in Indore (Madhya Pradesh) Where I am leaving. In this city there are two showrooms give me the same information that in present (25.11.2010) the price starts from Rs. 95K onward.

Please suggest me for right model and price.

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prejesh November 28, 2010 at 9:46 pm

hai friends, i am from ernakulam. . i would like to know whether the new bullet standard with left side gear shift 5 speed is good or not… is it difficult to handle it in heavy city traffic? will electra be better or the standard bullet

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kartik December 1, 2010 at 7:48 pm

im buying new electra 350cc within few days but now im confused whick bike i buy bullet electra or bullet classic plzzzzzz guys advise meeee …………….. and wht is the price of bullet electra in punjabb????????

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kartik December 1, 2010 at 7:50 pm

wht is the rate of bullet electra in pathankot

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Kane December 2, 2010 at 10:29 pm

Hi Jesse,

I would like to apologize for my burst out on you. It was not good on my part. I take my words back. I was just upset since my last comments were not published but i realized that it was not a compulsion for anyone to post it. I did my part and i should have left the rest on the administrator.

Secondly, that’s not the way i address people since i believe in saying ” Treat others the way you wanted to be Treated.”

Hope there’s no hard feelings now. Thanks for reading the have a good day.

Peace.

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abhishek sangwan December 3, 2010 at 7:34 pm

i wnt 2 nw a right side gear bullet b`coz i blve only this bike.. i feel so good whn i ride it,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,?

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Agni December 4, 2010 at 12:11 am

i want to buy a bullet,but i m confused in which model to buy,i like electra5s,and maximo350,can any one suggest me which one will have the most comfortable ride with good mileage and easy to handle.
Thanks in advance.

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Mithun December 6, 2010 at 3:07 pm

Hi This is mithun. i m Also the owner Of royal enfield. and i m very satisfied, i proud to be the owner of rayal enfield. i love my bike very much.

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Annie December 28, 2010 at 3:23 pm

@ Jesse: You have been wonderful with your reviews and comments here. But the only thing I found disliking is you insisting no to Royal En field Bullets. Man its a man thing and hope I need not explain you what is the difference between am normal bike noise and a bullet thump.

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Jesse December 28, 2010 at 10:20 pm

Dear Annie,

The kind of troubles I’ve had with my bike would make atheists of evangelists. I have a love/hate relation with the bullet. Yes I do have a problem with the way the bike is built, I do have a huge problem with the kind of dealers that RE authorizes, I have a massive problem with the kind of “original looking” fake spare parts flooded in the market, I have a problem a few other things as well but what the heck.

Enfield’s nice, it’s not awesome but that’s just my opinion. But I still believe that it’s the best that this kinda money will buy you so really am not anti-bullet. I especially like the new UCE engine. I wish I had the doe to buy the classic-500. Although I’ve already come across “faulty FI” cases of the latter, the torque figure of this bike makes me drool and it looks awesome as well.

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Raghav September 6, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Hey Jesse,

I am delighted to find the amt of info u have in store for this bull
I own a UCE Electra 5s which is 7 months old and am really disappointed with the vibrations of the bike.The bike is going through the regular checkups ,being still covered under the free servicing
When the bike is being driven under 50 i sense a sound which could be something similar to a vibrating tin container. I hate to say but this sound curbs the much appreciated typical bullet thuds and there is absolutely no fun driving the same.
When i hit the speedometer between 60-90 i am able to sense that it tends to vibrate rigorously .I feel that this thing is coming from some where right under the fuel tank
i have been to 2 authorized servicing centers
1.manjunath bullet garrage blore and
2.technik motors blore
although the service at both places was appreciable, they say that this is expected in the new model.Is that true,if yes than are there any dampers available for the same.
if No wat should i check….

Thanks a lot

DR ASHOK DAS December 30, 2010 at 6:57 pm

Have rode around 15K ms on my 5speed electra .having no probs except self _start
& knocking over 100 speed .But its a awesome bike and very fun 2 ride

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Anandh January 9, 2011 at 4:51 am

@ Jesse and/or anyone who could shed some light on this…

I am an amateur biker and a Royal Enfield lover. I plan to buy one very soon, as soon as I start working. But I am in kind of a fix. I’ve ridden an Electra 5s (the 50th Anniversary one) for a about 2000 kms in Delhi. This was a borrowed bike. I found that the decompressor on the bike was a great boon in kick-starting the bike (the battery was low, hence no electric start). I really loved the feel of the bike. I’ve also managed to get my hands on the Thunderbird Twinspark, and have ridden that for a bit too in Pune (where I’m a student). The newer bikes, as you would know, don’t have a decompressor. What I’m confused about is whether I should buy a second hand enfield, either a machismo (350/500), an Electra 5s, or the new Electra twinspark, the classic 350/500.
Why I’m confused is ’cause I found that it was somehow easier to kick-start the electra 5s with the help of the decomp than it was to kick the thunderbird. I could very well be kicking the thunderbird in the wrong way, but I’d still insist that the electra was easier. Do you think this is a valid consideration for getting the older bikes?
But I’ve heard that the new bikes give a lot more mileage. I realise that if one is buying an enfield keeping in mind the mileage of the bike, it may be kinda silly, but i’ll be bold enough to admit that it may (just may) be a consideration. What I wanna know is that is there really that great a difference.
And are the newer bikes really better in terms of technology, quality of parts etc., ride quality, build and other considerations.

Any and all views welcome.

Thanks guys!

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MK Reddy January 10, 2011 at 11:27 am

Is their any Price variation between the showroom in single city Royal Bullet 5s Electra.
Kindly do the needful.

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Anandh January 14, 2011 at 8:22 pm

No. Each state has a certain amount of road tax and other taxes as the state government may decide. Any vehicle will cost the same within a single state. Meaning that all “Royal Bullet 5s Electras” will cost the same in Andhra..

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MK Reddy January 11, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Kindly clarify my small dought -
Which one is better Bullet 350 Electra 5S / bullet 350 standard 5S.

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maazmukadam January 16, 2011 at 8:23 pm

hiiiiiiiiiiii, i’m willing to buy aroyal enfield electra, should i go for it, i have heard that within a year bike hangs off or its not the same when you took it, please suggest me should i go for it

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robert February 13, 2011 at 7:29 pm

If you buy a BULLET i’m sure it will change your life, u may be confused or abuse me, but u’l feel it when u ride it ………

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harjit January 18, 2011 at 9:18 pm

hi i want to buy a bullet 350
but i want to know
is the new twin spark engine is as good as old iron engine or not
should i buy it or not
nd also
plz tell can i buy the old iron engine bullet 350 from any showroom in india??/

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Arun January 20, 2011 at 6:56 am

Hi All Bull lovers,

I own a bulet electra 5s twinspark 2010 model, latest one with the chain at right and am not that impressed with the sound. I did try asking the mechanics and other people who have some knowledge about the electra model I own, but didn’t get any helpfull advise yet. I would like to have that thumping sound in my Bull. Can someone please advice me of an appropriate modifications to be done and the best authentic place to get the modifications done in NCR area. Also would like to know if the tubeless rear mrf meteor tyres are available for the new model?

Thanks,
Arun

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Saurabh January 22, 2011 at 10:56 am

Hi i want to buy new RE bike.please suggest me which bike should i buy 4gear RE standard or 5 gear RE standard. 4 gear is available in a show room who has few bikes left and i have heard a lot of problem with the new models.so please help.

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RAJA January 25, 2011 at 6:52 pm

Hi Friends,
i am planning to by RF . I am confused that which model to buy . i like to buy Electra or classic in 350 cc . which one best. Is there is any advantage scores over each one.kindly suggest me. i used to commute 50kms every day in traffic .

Regards,
Raja

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Reeto February 11, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Electra UCE/Classic 350 will be a better choice as compared to Classic 500 in city conditions. Classic 350′s headlight is more powerful than the Electra’s. Rest up to you as both bikes have the same engine.

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Reeto February 11, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Mistakes in the article – The RE Electra 5 speed has its gearbox on the left and brakes on the right. So pls get ur facts correct b4 puttin it up on public domain. My Electra 5 speed delivers economy figures of 33 kms/litre in Mumbai city and 35 kms/litre on the highway. Motul 15W50 is the best engine oil for this machine. I haven’t experienced any trouble with the bike till date, electric starter has always worked perfectly.

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ravinath February 13, 2011 at 7:35 pm

PLS suggest me to increase THUMP in my bullet

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Reeto March 14, 2011 at 5:33 pm

Hi Ravinath. Suggest you go for an old Bullet Standard silencer or a BSA Goldstar Silencer to increase your thump. Cheers.

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Al Baksh March 8, 2011 at 9:51 pm

Hi, pplz, I m planning to own a RE. Which one would be better in fuel efficiency as well as in maintainance amongst Electra350 & Bullet350? Guys pls suggest me within the limit of 4s. Thank u

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Samar March 14, 2011 at 5:10 am

Jesse bro please get your re’s ball bearing checked , may be that could help you .

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RAJA March 14, 2011 at 11:47 am

Dear friends,
i came to know that all RE bike has the same type engine. ie having same capacity in its cc, speed etc. i want to know the differentiation in price is only due to its outlook or some thing else? kindly let me know if any diff in engine make. if i go the higher price bike in 350 cc. will it having better engine performance that 350cc lower end bike. example: which one has better engine performance RE machismo350cc or electra 350cc.

Regards,
Raja

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Reeto March 14, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Hi Raja. The Bullet Electra, Thunderbird, Classic 350, Standard all have the same 350cc carburreted Unit Construction Engine (UCE). Only the Classic 500 has a different 500cc fuel-injected UCE. The Thunderbird is the best choice as it is the only Bullet with a tacho as well as a fuel guage, its headloghts are also adjustable in terms of focussing. The Classic 350 and 500 are fitted with a more powerful 55/60W headlight. But you can install an HID on the Thunderbird/Electra/Standard/Classic 350/Classic 500 and thus obtain better visibility. Trust this info answers your query. Cheers.

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Abhinav March 28, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Hello sir
Is there any way to increase the thump sound in my new bullet 350 uce? If it is possible to increase the thump sound then do let me know..
Regards
Abhinav

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deelesp April 6, 2011 at 9:16 am

sir my royal enfield bullet petrol tank bent on top side near lock cane repair it

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Rajiv April 8, 2011 at 8:29 pm

Hi………….
i have bought a new bullet twinspark engine it is neverthless the old n golden cast metal engine i want to carify the doubts about this new bike as i have been riding this bike since 4 months i can declare that this bike’s maintainence is cheaper than the older one’s and the problem with the mileage has also been rectified.but i surely say that these engines cannot beat the older cast metal engines.so for this reason i have the older 1984 model bullet standard and newer version electra.so guys the newer engines are nice to be maintained with some compromises.
so enjoy the RE ride never miss its performance!!!!

mileage:
city:38-43.
highway:40-45
terrains:33-36.
one thing i must also say that the thought of owing a RE must wipe out the fear of mileage and should enhance the feeling of ROYALTY and SUPERIORITY.
give up your feeling of buying or riding these present day’s ladies bikes you will be feeling extraordinary with these RE bikes.

“BE LIKE A KING NOT LIKE A SLAVE WHO PAVES A PATH FOR A KING”

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Tony April 9, 2011 at 11:45 pm

Hi there,
I require your expert advise on Std 350CC, year 2000.
My bike doesn’t seem to have a smooth quite ride, always get to hear the sound of the tapping in the engine, which is quite bad, when I ride my bike. I like my bullet very much and very proud of owning it, but sometimes i dont feel like touching my bike coz of these noise, even though most of times go to the mechanic, but always back with dissapointment.
I’m from bombay (close to dadar proximity), can anybody suggest a real good mechanic who will take care of the problems that i have. Please suggest, if possible with mobile number.

Thank you..

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Srinivas Chamarthy April 23, 2011 at 11:32 am

Hi,
I own a 350 CC Bullet electra and I have done 11, 000 kms on that in 5 months. I drove two times from Hyderabad to Bangalore and return. The experience is awesome. Milage is 52 when driven at 60 KMPH. When I drove at 80 KMPH, Milage was only 33 / 35KMPL. Well however, it is good to own the bullet. The UCE engine is good. But the life of the engine has to be tested in comparison with a standard bullet which used to come. Coming to the beat of the Heart, its mild but that is enough for a professional. Its not a racing bike but an elegant bike that gives you joy to ride for miles together. I have done a stretch of 1400 Kms in 35 Hrs. And also with a break of 10 minutes every 80 kms.

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Prashanth April 28, 2011 at 9:09 pm

Hey Srinivas,
Tell me something more about your impressions regarding maintenance requirements of the bike. I’m planning to buy one in five months but have apprehensions about the maintenance issues of the bike. I too love long rides/travel on bikes. So is the Bullet the best suited?

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Michael April 28, 2011 at 11:00 am

Hi To All the royal Riders,
I Just love to see people riding a bullet , it just make them stand apart from all the other commuters around. I stay in a hill station and I was just wondering what is the height required for a person for riding a bullet. Because in Size it seems to be very huge.
Right now I’m riding a discover 135cc, which i can control easily in relation to height. My height is 5 ft 4inch, . Will I be able to ride Electra comfortably or do I have to make adjustments with lowering the seat ?
Please do share your comments on this all of you who know better how to handle your Electra.

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raj May 2, 2011 at 12:30 pm

hey guys

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sandeep May 17, 2011 at 11:03 am

Hello Guys,
I recently got my hands on a ELectra 5s CI engine nov 2009 model well maintained done 4500 kms only!! the issue is m gettin a mileage of 23-24 in city(bangalore).secondly oil leaks from the gear side . took the issues to local mechanic and also RE guys, but no respite…PLZ enlighten me .
Thank you!

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Manoj Kumar June 15, 2011 at 11:01 am

Hi bull lovers,

I got by Electra 350 UCE seve months back, and rode 5500 kilometers. I rode it from Kerala to bangalore, 680 kilometers just after the first service. I never check the milage thoroughly, as my last free serice is still to be done. I am getting a missing while riding. I have checked the park plugs and found no problems with them, can anybody advise what could be the reason of regular missing and what is the solution?

manoj.

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Jyoti August 5, 2011 at 5:35 pm

check the fuel tank,i think there is some water in it, or may be filter

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sablok saini June 26, 2011 at 11:16 pm

Sir,
i am 5”6” weight 60 kg i want to buy royal enfield ,please suggest me the best model of RF.At present i have CBZ Extreme from last 4 years .

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PRASUN SINGH July 4, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Hii bull lovers,
my height is ’6′fit. i want to buy a bullet but i m confuse between thunderbird twinspark and electra5s.i am a studet.my collage is30-40 km far from my home. please suggest me which bike is better for me. please reply

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mohsin July 6, 2011 at 11:41 pm

hey bro,
i was considering karizma, pulsar220 n bullet electra,
considering milage power n cost.
BULLET rocks
so guys by taking a fiber bike go for bullet
yours faithfully
mohsin

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Suvek Singla July 18, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Please provide me details & Specifications of Engine Oil recommended for Royal Enfield Bullet. 15w50

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Afi Hussain July 20, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Hello Friends,

I just joined the BULL faimly (Just purchased bullete electra 4s 2002 model as i dont wanted to buy new bullet with UCE engine technology) so anyone can please tell me how to mantain it and also suggest me after how many KM i need to get surviced my BULL.

Can anybody suggest me about proper gear shift like at what speed which gear will suitable for BULL?

Regards
Afi

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Balarama Prabhu July 28, 2011 at 7:18 pm

sir i need electra head lamp wher it available?

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g.viswanath reedy August 1, 2011 at 11:27 am

sir can i knw the warnnty of electra 350 ????

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amit August 10, 2011 at 9:36 pm

can anyone sell bullet standerd model apporx 2006-2009 contact with me amit kularia sirsa 9466476583 or my brother rajesh nyol v.p.o dhigtania 9812155328

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raj August 16, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Hi, I am 37, 6ft, medium built, thinking to buy a new RE bullet but stuck between STD350cc(UCE) or Electra 5s. Kindly let me know which one out of these two models is better.

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raj August 17, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Hi, I am 37, 6ft and 75kg., I wanted to purchase a new RE bullet but little bit stuck on two models i.e. STD350cc(uce) and Electra 5s(uce). Kindly let me know which one of these two models is better.

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Krishna August 22, 2011 at 1:14 pm

Hi,

I need your valuable suggestion for changing the rear tire of thunderbird(2004).
I am planing to change the rear tire of my TB with classic 350/500 rear tire with swing arm of classic if it did not fit with the existing swing arm.

Please help me in this.

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amit September 1, 2011 at 12:17 am

can any one tell me what is the mileage and maintenance of electra twin spark uce 2011.i waNNA buy it but little bit confuse about its mileage an maintenance.

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Hasan Khan September 1, 2011 at 11:29 am

Hi riders,

Jesse a queries for you:

1) I have TBTS and done about 14000 kms, out of warranty and will be due for its 4th service. While reading the service booklet it says that engine decarbonization is required and chain and sprocket should be changed. However, when inquired from the service center they said it is not required and it is very time consuming and required to open up the engine.. is it true? is there any other way to decarbonize the engine?? Please confirm the cost to it also..( I am in Pune)

2)When turning off the bike at night sometimes there is a “thaak” sound from the engine and not the one from the starter what is it company service center says it can be the sound from the starter but i have a doubt??

3) What is the best engine oil to be used in TBTS as the company is referring motul how ever i think there will be better and cost effective oils available?? as motul is costing me 900Rs for the required amount of oil in the engine..

4) Procedure to check the flow of carburettor??

5) Procedure and timing to clean the air filter??

Hasan Khan
hasanjameel@hotmail.com

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jb September 6, 2011 at 12:29 am

Lord of streets..RE Electra 5s..

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Sriram G September 7, 2011 at 9:04 pm

I bought new Electra 5s on feb 2011. It has crossed 6000KM. Still i could not cross 90Km/hour at ease. At 90, i feel vibration in the handle . This was not solved even after 3rd service. Can any one help??

Thanks in advance
Sriram G

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Manoj Kumar September 14, 2011 at 2:36 pm

reply to
amit September 1, 2011 at 12:17 am
can any one tell me what is the mileage and maintenance of electra twin spark uce 2011.i waNNA buy it but little bit confuse about its mileage an maintenance

I am getting 38Km mileage, in bangalore City.

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Sriram G September 7, 2011 at 9:04 pm
I am also geting the same problem, but people says that they can ride up to 120Kmph..I dont know why I can’t!!.

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kumar September 16, 2011 at 2:02 pm

RE classic 350 vibration costs any healthy probs??

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hemanth kumar September 20, 2011 at 4:17 pm

definiately don……electra

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Krishna September 21, 2011 at 7:22 pm

i just scared to buy this King, as it wont have tubeless tires. It wont let you down for sure, but if it gets punctured in some ghat section, then God himself has to come down to earth to help you.

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john November 22, 2011 at 1:18 am

Yes, I agreed with you. Not only normal mechanic, even bullet mechanic also not accepted to come and help for Bullet Puncture when I have faced issue , for small puncture I have spent more than 400RS to Auto for find the mechanic to help for get the wheel to Puncture shop.
Before Buying Bullet especially Old Bullet in Big City you should do more meditaion to make yourself calm whenever Bullet giving problem. It will give Good feeling as like a king until it not give you problem, once you get in problem then you will curse yourself and also will think you are the very unlucky person in the world and also you will lose your peace for the day.

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mohit December 16, 2011 at 5:10 pm

ha ha ha :D

bahadur singh October 13, 2011 at 8:25 pm

hello everyone, i m lic agent in aligarh and my height is 5feet 5inch. i run a bajaj caliber now.i want to know that according to my profession and my height, is electra 5s a perfect bike or not. plz suggest me fast because i m going to buy this within 5 or 6 days.

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Shyam October 19, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Go ahead buddy .. u will surely enjoy it .. I myself have a 350CC royal enfield and my close friend who has a height of 5.2 is doing well over the same .. So Enjoy Buddy … Take the lion on the road .. ride the same in a top gear with a speed of max 20 or 25 KM/hr .. enjoy the thump and keep going .. its like a king .. roaring at all other rat bikes around…..

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Shyam October 19, 2011 at 1:14 pm

Now As an addition to this forum .. Ive a STD Royal Enfield 350 CC a 1994 model , Kl registered , It has done almost 72,000 KM . Have had many long cruises over it .. Throurougly enjoyed each drives. Couple of them with small hicups here and there .Ill tell you about my last drive . It was from Kerala(Guruvayoor) to bangalore . A distance of about 430 Kilometers . We started at around 6:00 AM in the moring . The fuel injected was for 800 rupees which is somehting bove than 10 literes. I had a pillion for my drive . We both together would have weighed 200 Kilos… :) . The drive had around 45 kilometers of ghats , which did give me a little hicup becuase of my Ampere getting cut ,, but I managed to open its head ,, give a good insulation over the ampere and continue my drive . We were in a average driving speed of 60 to 70 Km/hr( trip average would be 40 or 45). We reached Mysore by evening and could not continue the trip as we had rains . We halted there at the night and moved on the next morning . Easily reached home by around 4 hours journey from there.
Was a great trip !.

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Nisar ahamed October 21, 2011 at 1:23 am

hey users..i hav rided a bulet electra 2008 model..i dnt know is it 4s or 5s..am planing to buy it..he demand 75000..only 11000 km hav used..wats ur opinion..say problems wit bulet..

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Harshith Kumar M K October 24, 2011 at 12:34 pm

hi i want bye electra which colour is good pls sug…………………..z

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harshith October 25, 2011 at 4:10 pm

i want bye RE electra 350 iam confuse which colour i want bye pls sug……………………..me and how is the mantians…………………

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harshith October 25, 2011 at 4:15 pm

Hi, pplz, I m planning to own a RE. Which one would be better in fuel efficiency as well as in maintainance amongst Electra350 & Bullet350? Guys pls suggest me which Colures is good. Thank u

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swaroop October 25, 2011 at 7:57 pm

do any one know how much it will cost for fixing self starter in bullet electra 4s.

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Cliffin October 27, 2011 at 3:36 pm

I want to buy a bullet
so can you suggest which is better new or old one

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Abhijeet October 31, 2011 at 6:05 pm

Hello all,

It is very nice and informative to read the user opinions.

I am not an expert in this sector but I like to share my opinion the RE products.

I am currently using the pulsar 150 DTSI UG3 and booked a Bullet Electra 4 months ago and expecting the delivery in Jan 2012.

Many people have concern about the mileage of the bullet 350 models (as now all the bullet 350cc models have the same engine and same specification except the CL350 which comes with the 18-inch rear tyre)

Just like you all, I was also confused between the Bullet and other bikes like P220, Karizma, Yamaha R15 and even P180.

After a simple calculation I finally decided to go with the RE product, no matter which bike you are choosing, in my case its RE Electra Twinspark.

After using my pulsar for more then 5 years I feel it is loosing its power and started some negligible issues after 45,000 KMs and it is giving me a mileage of 53 KMPL.

Here is my calculation:
Instead of spending average 65,000 on bike for every 5-6 years, it is always a good deal to invest the 1,14,000 (price in Pune) on Re Electra or TBTS or CL350 bike which will remains at least for the 10 years.

Another thing, I brought my Pulsar 150 for 63,000 and now I am selling it for 35,000 and the new pulsar cost around the same today also.

Now for the RE Electra, in year 2003 the RE Electra was at a price tag of 93,000 and today it costs 1,14,000 in Pune and with this calculation, I can sell the RE Electra for at least 1,00,000 after 10 years.

In today’s scenario, there are many bike manufacturers in India and there is a very touch compilation between these companies. For promotional activities and price computation, these companies spend huge amounts and started giving cheap plastic parts and cheap quality material engine to the bike to recover the money and gain the profits.

So instead of spending the 65K on Indian or Japaneses bike, it is always a good decision to buy a RE product in terms of reliability, value for money and of course the selling price after 7 to 8 years.

Wish you all a very HAPPY and SAFE RIDING.

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romy November 8, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Hi guys

I am into a great trouble.. my electra is not stable at all… there is wobbling in the handle and it do not run straight if i dont hold the handle… bike tends to fall on the right side…

when i put the bike on middle stand with handle straight, if i leave the handle, handle falls on left hand side :(

and one more thing…. if i apply only the rear brakes to stop the vehicle immediately it slips to the left hand side…

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suninder singh November 28, 2011 at 2:26 pm

hi everyone
i m very happy with RE 350 STD bike becoz all girls ask me for a long drive on my bike

thx
suninder (sunny)

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Virender Singh December 6, 2011 at 2:20 am

Hii Everyone

I am planning to buy RE electra 5s can anybody suggest me that is it a good choice for riding it in delhi for daily basis travelling and what will be the mileage.
Plz…Plz….Plz.. frnds help me..
I am confused ………..

Virender Singh
9711391378

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SENTHIL M A December 16, 2011 at 6:17 am

hey my height is 6.1 foot , please tell me which bike is long and suits me well?

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Seema February 2, 2012 at 11:21 pm

Hi, enfielders
u know ur bike can give u extra mileage. ur bike should be 40- 45 km/pl. u know how? if u want then contact…
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vinay gowda February 25, 2012 at 3:49 pm

it really wonderful

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ANIL March 23, 2012 at 7:07 pm

please send latest royal enfield 350electra 2012 photo and price on road in varanasi u.p.

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Jawed April 23, 2012 at 4:37 pm

I want to learn riding a Royal Enfield bullet. First I want to practice on open ground, then move to the road. Any one in Chennai can teach me? Plz. reply to jawed1972@yahoo.com. Thank you.

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sadiq April 28, 2012 at 2:05 pm

iam 19 yrs old , i have a RE classic 350 it is really a metal horse , it is fantastic bike

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Gautam Saraf May 10, 2012 at 4:51 pm

bullet ke bare main use he pata hai jo use drive karta hai ki bikes ka baap hai bullet

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jitendra patel May 23, 2012 at 6:08 pm

i want purchase 350cc royel Enfield .please tell me whiche by is best

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Atish June 7, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Same, I an confuse between bullet STD 350 and Electra 5s. pls let me know which bike is worth to have …………….

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MUHAMMAD ANAS K June 12, 2012 at 8:39 pm

I WANT A SELL BULLET ELACTRA 5 S 2010 MODEL. KERALA REGISTRATION . RED COLURE. 7000 KM RUNNING. I HAVE EXPECTED RATE 85000INR.

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Yogesh Negi June 21, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Hi I wanna buy the electra 350 with disc brakes, but the problem is with the pricing of the electra in delhi. So would it be fine to go for a pre owned model and if yes which model should I go for. pls suggest

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Manish Jain June 21, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Hi This is Manish Jain belongs to faridabad…. I bought a new thunderbird from Faridabad showroom… Guys please trust me.. Royal enfiled is worst company to provide provide services and product… their product is not good as they claim… If you will ask me then i won’t suggest you to go for royal enfield… I got new bike with lot of defect in parts.. and might be they were already replaced with old one… If u don’t believe then go and search for complain of HR 51 K 9337 registration no. Please contact me @ 8447150156 to get more reviews… i will help you out…

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sourav June 23, 2012 at 11:40 am

I have also electra bult 350 cc I like it this is king of bike

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akhil July 1, 2012 at 5:16 pm

my dream bike

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suhas July 9, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Hello guys, i have paid advance amount and Booked classic 350 black from Royal Enfield showroom in Jayanagar 9th block Bangalore on 3rd sept 2011… and now for personal reasons i am unable to buy so, planning to cancel the order… if anyone planning to buy Classic 350 Black and ready to pay me some amount i will transfer and give you the vehicle ….
vehicle is ready by nov – dec 2012
so who are not willing to wait for 12 to 16 months …. can call me
suhas 9844278551
Thank you

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Harikrishnan July 14, 2012 at 10:08 am

Royal enfield- “THE LIVING LEGEND”

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gajendra July 18, 2012 at 11:37 pm

hi friends…
Today i booked my dream bullet electra….will b getting in 4-6 months as told by them
i want greatest thump while driving…so i ll have to change silencer…plz help me out, which silencer shall i go for :)

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Davinder July 19, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Hello to everyone belonging to the bull family……

I am also a proud owner of Bullet 350, and would like to tell that I have passion for riding bikes, and have been riding my lovely bullet from last 3 years. I would say that this is the only machine which can be called as a motor cycle in a true sense, all rest are called bikes.
I have also noticed that so many people have queries asking questions mentioning their height, weight,etc……………… For all those, I would say, you shall carry an attitude to ride a motor cycle, its not that you need some physical structure, its only the attitude you carry for being a biker that matters.

@ Jesse: You are one of the person having a lot of knowledge in store for these mean machines………..I would always love to read your blogs. Keep going buddy.
Davinder Singh

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mr;bhullar July 27, 2012 at 1:44 pm

jatt bullet te bullet 100 te

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prakash August 17, 2012 at 11:55 am

its not only a bike, it is an attitude

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jit September 7, 2012 at 7:43 pm

frndz can u say.what is the parfect milage of royal enfild.
Plz some one give me the ans

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Khunt Nilesh September 12, 2012 at 11:17 am

Bike moves the Body
But
ROYAL ENFIELD moves the SOUL

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Parth Mehta September 26, 2012 at 10:24 am

Hi All,

I want to fit a Backrest for the in my electra 350 .. so can any body suggest me from where i can get it fitted . I am staying in Gurgaon and Delhi locations will also work. Also i dont want The Thunderbird Backrest … as its mentioned Thunderbird at its back. So Please suggest me from where i can get one … and how much should is cost and

also, if any body has an idea for how much i can get a short bottle silencer with a baffle/ filter and from where.

Waiting for an early response.

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ashokR October 29, 2012 at 8:33 am

hi , I’m planning to buy a Bullet electra 350, anybody can tell, what is the delivery time they take and pmt mode.

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Ramkishor Dhiman December 2, 2012 at 11:05 pm

Royal Enfield Electra Mera Shaan Hai.

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Joseph December 29, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Friends, What is the cost of bullet 350cc bike on the road as on today and what is the average mileage?How does this electra works without a battery?Is the light ample for night ride?Those who are using an electra kindly give me a feed back.
Thanks

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Shoaib Siddiqui February 26, 2013 at 11:53 pm

RE STD 350 on road Price is Rs. 106200 (1-feb-2013)
Delivery Time For Any Model Minimum 30 Days
Booking Amount Rs.1000 Only-
Mileage Might be Change on All Models
(If You Ride Royal , Think Royal , Don’t Think about Mileage or Petrol Hike)

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Raghu April 26, 2013 at 10:16 pm

Hi, I have booked Royal Enfield electra 350cc on April 15, 2013 @ udupi showroom karnataka state.. waiting period is 4 to 5 months..

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sanu malappuram May 7, 2013 at 10:33 am

I am booked my Royal enfield electra 5s in April 10th now i am waiting my bullet but recently i am very depressed about the electra 5s because it have
somany troubles when driving i heard it from somany websites bullet oweners reviews please help me if you have

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sambhav hariyana July 25, 2013 at 1:25 am

i love my royal enfield electra 350 2008 model. i promise that i will bring this bike with me in my life. its awesome yaar.

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Prajwal August 2, 2013 at 10:44 am

Hey dear friendz,

i am planning to by a eleactra so please can you give advisse regarding this?
Milage
Mantanance
periedo of chjanging the oil , etc.

I am new customer to royal enfiled so i need your help guys . From Mangalore .

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Sebil August 18, 2013 at 12:19 pm

It depends on your budget and how long you are ready to wait. The waiting period for classic 350 in Blr in 10 months. I booked the Electra 350..

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Pratik Singh August 10, 2013 at 4:53 pm

Hey guys….its me pratik….m 17 years old and has a royal enfield electra 350 and got it modified by giving it a luk of harley davidson. Awsum byk with a beauty of a decent and a style of a beast. Royal Enfield is just royal as its name suggest……!!!

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NILESH BHANUSHALI October 30, 2013 at 7:41 pm

AFTER READ THIS REVIEW I M GOING TO BOOK BULLET TOMORROW. ..I RIDE MY FRIENDS BIKE.AND ENJOY THE RIDE.

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sonu March 6, 2014 at 5:27 pm

hello Friends,

I was googling to get some info regarding the engine oil spec for my CI-350 electra. I want to share a problem here.

I had ridden by bike ~22k kms and after that i had given for servicing (in company service center), the next day service guy called and told me that based on the engine noise it seems there is problem with engine (need to open it). So as i am not a doctor here, i had gone with his advice (had to open the engine, i was very sad). Below were the issues
- slight rub mark on one side of the piston. Changed the piston
- He said crank having displacement ( some movement problem) need to be adjusted and did that in servicing.

After that i had ridden some 1.5-2K, i see few issues here.
- bike giving quite visible black smoke while STANDING if i am giving raise, not while running.
- after some ride say 20-30 KM, i can feel some heat on my right thigh. Earlier i NEVER FELT that.

One noticeable thing what i had done just before this incident was.
- I changed the engine oil myself (used shell helix 15w40, i unscrewed the valve below and had to change only ~1.3Liters).
- there was a gap 5-6K kilometers between the service

One issue i have always felt, is the vibration i get from the bike. If i take it to 70-80 it vibrates alot, so normally i don’t give it stress by going to such speeds.

Your advice will be valuable, as we know how much feel we have for our bikes.

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