Enfield Bullet 500: history, specs, pictures

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The Enfield Bullet 500 was a single cylinder, four-stroke classic motorcycle produced between 1991 and 2018. It could reach a top speed of 74 mph (119 km/h). Max torque was 30.46 ft/lbs (41.3 Nm) @ 4000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 26.69 HP (19.9 KW) @ 5250 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled single cylinder, four-stroke. A 84.0mm bore x 90.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 499.0 cubic centimeters. The engine featured a 8.5:1 compression ratio. Fuel was supplied via a overhead valves (ohv).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 5-speed transmission. The final drive was via chain. Power was moderated via the wet, manual multiple discs.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 90/90-19 front tire and a 120/80-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc. 2-piston calipers in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake) in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic fork, 35mm while the rear was equiped with a twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload. The Bullet 500 was fitted with a 3.57 Gallon (13.50 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 352.08 pounds (159.7 Kg). The wheelbase was 53.54 inches (1360 mm) long.

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Enfield Bullet 500
Manufacturer
Also called 500 Bullet (reduced effect), 500 Bullet, Bullet 500 Standard, 500 Bullet Sixty-Five, 500 Bullet Classic, 500 Bullet Deluxe, 500 Bullet Army, Bullet 500 Military, Bullet 500 ES Classic, Bullet 500 Classic, Bullet 500 Deluxe, Bullet 500 G5 Deluxe, Bullet 500 B5
Production 1991 - 2018
Class Road
Engine
single cylinder, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 84.0mm x 90.0mm
Top Speed 78 mph (125 km/h)
Horsepower 26.69 HP (19.9 KW) @ 5250RPM
Torque 30.46 ft/lbs (41.3 Nm) @ 4000RPM
Fuel System injection
Ignition digital electronic ignition
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: wet, manual multiple discs
Suspension Front: telescopic fork, 35mm
Rear: twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload
Brakes Front: single disc. 2-piston calipers
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
Front Tire 90/90-19
Rear Tire 120/80-18
Wheelbase 53.54 inches (1360 mm)
Length 84.25 inches (2140 mm)
Width 31.1 inches (790 mm)
Height 42.91 inches (1090 mm)
Seat Height 29.92 inches (760 mm)
Weight 370.38 pounds (168.0 Kg) (dry), 194.0 kg (wet)
Fuel Capacity 3.57 Gallon (13.50 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 3.36 liters/100 km (29.8 km/l or 70.01 mpg)
Manuals Service Manual


The Enfield Bullet 500 was a single cylinder, four-stroke Road motorcycle produced by Enfield between 1991 and 2018. It could reach a top speed of 78 mph (125 km/h). Max torque was 30.46 ft/lbs (41.3 Nm) @ 4000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 26.69 HP (19.9 KW) @ 5250 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled single cylinder, four-stroke. A 84.0mm bore x 90.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 499.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a overhead valves (ohv).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet, manual multiple discs.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 90/90-19 front tire and a 120/80-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc. 2-piston calipers in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake) in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic fork, 35mm while the rear was equipped with a twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload. The Bullet 500 was fitted with a 3.57 Gallon (13.50 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 370.38 pounds (168.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 53.54 inches (1360 mm) long.

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