SEE Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Chase Harleys on a highway
It’s very popular Royal Enfield Bullet 500 was discontinued here in India along with the other 500cc models but is still in business in various other countries. Although it has remained more or less the same since it began its journey in 1932, the classic single-cylinder motorcycle has gained a large fan base around the world. One of his fans uploaded a video on YouTube of a Royal Enfield Bullet 500 chasing a couple of Harleys on a freeway. Check out the clip below.
The video was recorded on the world famous Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, USA. We can see in the footage that the Royal Enfield Bullet 500 rider joins the road leading to the bridge and spots two Harley-Davidson motorcycles traveling on the same lane. There is no doubt that the American-made motorcycles are much more powerful than the Bullet 500, but the rider is still trying to see if they can keep up with them.
As the video progresses, we can see the driver of the Royal Enfield Bullet 500 reaching triple digit speeds. While the motorcycle’s speedometer isn’t crystal clear in the footage, we’re reckoning the retro-style two-wheeler to go over 110-120 km / h, which is thoroughly commendable, don’t you think? We can also hear the nice exhaust note of this likely aftermarket pipe.
The Royal Enfield Bullet 500 uses an air-cooled 499cc single cylinder engine that pumps out a maximum output of 27.2 horsepower at 5250 rpm. The maximum torque of 41.3 Nm is generated at 4000 rpm. With the help of these figures, the driver eventually overtakes the Harleys, even though it appears they have slowed down a bit so he can catch up!
In other news, the Chennai-based company is said to be working on several models, including a cruiser based on the hugely successful 650cc platform. It is expected that there might be Royal Enfield Meteor 650 and Classic 650 in development.
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