Our fleet of Royal Enfield’s are all 500cc Bullets and the newly launched Classic Desert Storms. We have updated some of the features on the bikes to make them more suitable for the distances and terrain that we travel on the tours.
The famous Royal Enfield Company originally manufactured the Bullet with the logo ‘made like a gun, goes like a Bullet’. The motorbikes have been used in both world wars and were also shipped out to the USA where they became known as Indian Motorcycles.
Royal Enfield did not just manufacture motorcycles; indeed the English engineering company portrayed a strong lineage of necessity beyond boundaries of ordinary realms. Driven by sheer necessity and manufactured with the state-of-the-art engineering capabilities, Enfield was initially associated with military requirements. In its earlier days, the company built lawnmowers, bicycles and even rifle parts for many arms factories.
Since the 1950’s the motorbikes have been made in Chennai, India and the Bullet has kept the same design as it had when it was built in the UK.
Royal Enfield Bullet 500
The Bullet 500 with a carburetor, twin spark engine and electric start is on offer on the Mighty Himalayan tours.
For a full list of specifications and information, visit the Royal Enfield Website by clicking here. In addition, our expert mechanics (we are not kidding, we do have the best mechanic team amongst all the Indian Motorbike tour operators. Don’t believe us? Check out the client testimonials on the video page) have modified the bike to better suit the Himalayan high altitude conditions and for more riding comfort.
Type Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Twinspark, Aircooled
Bore x stroke 84mm x 90mm
Compression Ratio 8.5:1
Maximum Power 26.1 bhp @ 5100 rpm
Maximum Torque 40.9 Nm @ 3800 rpm
Ignition System TCI Unit, Multi curve
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 5 Speed Constant Mesh
Lubrication Wet sump
Engine Oil Oil 15 W 50 API, SL Grade JASO MA
Fuel Supply Carburettor with throttle position sensor
Air Cleaner Corrugated Paper Element
Engine Start Electric/Kick
CHASSIS & SUSPENSION
Type Single downtube, using engine as stressed member
Front suspension Telescopic, 130mm travel
Rear suspension Twin gas charged shock absorbers, 80mm travel
Wheelbase 1370 mm
Ground Clearance 135 mm
Length 2140 mm
Width 810 mm (Without Mirror)
Height 1110 mm (Without Mirror)
Kerb Weight (with 90% Fuel ) 193 Kg
Fuel Capacity 13.5 Ltr
BRAKES & TYRES
Tyres Fr. 90/90 – 19
Tyres Rr. 120/80 – 18
Brakes Front 280mm Disc, 2-Piston caliper
Brakes Rear 153mm Drum, Single Lead Internal Expanding
Electrical System 12 volt – DC
Battery 12 volt, 14 Ah
Head Lamp 60/55 W, HALOG
Tail lamp 12V, 21W/5W
Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm 500
The Classic Desert Storm 500 is the bike you will ride on our Tibet, Rajasthan and South India tours.
For a full list of specifications and information, visit the Royal Enfield Website by clicking here. We have undertaken the following modifications:
- Better seats
- New silencer for more power
- Customised riding position
- Added sump gaurds for extra protection