Apart from the new Himalayan FI, Royal Enfield has also introduced the 2017 Bullet 500 which is BS4 compliant now and gets minor changes to its specs.
2017 Bullet Changes
- The biggest change is the introduction of fuel injection.
- As a result, power has been increased by 1.1 bhp and comes slightly later in the rev range.
- Torque has seen a minor bump of 0.4 Nm and peaks 200 rpm later.
- The wheelbase has also seen a minor revision – at 1360 mm it is 10 mm lesser than the older version.
- 2017 Bullet 500 FI is also 20 mm wider (without mirrors) and a kilogram heavier.
2017 Bullet 500 FI Engine
The motorcycle continues with the same 499 cc single cylinder air cooled motor which now produces 27.2 bhp of peak power at 5250 rpm (1.1 bhp more and peaks 150 rpm later). Max torque has been bumped up to 41.3 Nm at 4000 rpm. It continues to be mated to the same 5-speed gearbox.
Internationally, Bullet 500 also gets ABS and rear disc brakes, however, it continues with the 153 mm Drum and devoid of the braking aid in India.
Rest of the specs like single downtube chassis, 35 mm front forks with 130 mm travel, twin gas charged shock absorbers with 80 mm travel, 13.5 liters of fuel tank etc continue unchanged.
Royal Enfield has not made any announcement regarding this but its website has been updated very recently depicting all the changes. There are no new colours on display and we await to hear any pricing updates.