The brand new 2010 Royal Enfield Bullet Classic C5 EFI has been released and here we are bringing you a first ride review of this new creation. This bike has a lot of nostalgic feel to it with the old style mechanical parts that remind you a lot of the British era.
There are a few exceptions in meeting the modern requirements such as electronic fuel injection, (contributing to its claimed 85 mpg), electric start, and updated emissions. But, otherwise, the bike is awesomely made to look like earliest 1950s motorcycle.
The bike sports an awesome pulsation of the 27.5 horsepower, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, 499cc motor that can make any journey a beautiful ride and surely make it an object of envy.
Though riding beyond speed of 100 mph is quite possible, it was seen that after a speed of 65 mph the bike was quite shaky and was vibrating just the way any regular Enfield would, giving it a very cool road kinda feeling.
The handling of the bike is commendable and quite easy to maneuver, just what can be expected from a Royal Enfield. Also, the tires are nice and narrow (18” rims) that make the twist and turns on the roads easy to handle.
All in all, though the bike is a total nostalgic journey, the bike also has all the necessary things to meet modern requirements. It can give a nice and tough competition to the likes of Ninja Kawasaki or any other heavy weight bikes.