Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Take a sleek, stylish, and technologically savvy sedan, and inject with pure, hybrid eco-friendliness, and out will come the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. In a world of car manufacturers hybridizing their favorite models, the Hyundai Sonata is a true standout. At first glance, you wouldn’t even know that it’s a hybrid, which is exactly what we …

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Hyundai Sonata

When it comes to contemporary automobiles with subtle, yet refined style, the Hyundai Sonata sits just at the top of the list. This borderline luxury sedan is one of the most comfortable and stylish sedans on the market today. While it may not be the most stand-out in terms of expression and performance, it is …

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Hyundai Palisade

When it comes to making affordable, functional, and stylish vehicles, no other car manufacturer seems to be able to do it quite like Hyundai does it.  The Hyundai Palisade has helped bring the company to the larger vehicle market, as it is one of their best and biggest three-row SUVs that they have ever released. …

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Hyundai Kona

When it comes to developing stylish, budget-friendly, and fuel-efficient vehicles, Hyundai has been on a roll. The Kona is one of the most charming vehicles that has come out in the past couple of years. With a tight and punchy powertrain that is fun to drive and a stylish design that provides you with class …

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Hyundai Ioniq

You usually know when you’re looking at a hybrid or electric car thanks to the least-aerodynamic designs and non-intimidating looks.  With the Hyundai Ioniq, that is not the case. It does a great job at being as unassuming as possible, although it’s a wonderful electric vehicle. A History of the Hyundai Ioniq The Hyundai Ioniq …

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Royal Enfield Bullet 500
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When motorcycle fans think of the Royal Enfield brand, what comes to mind? The Royal Enfield Bullet.

Almost every single motorcycle produced by Royal Enfield that came after the bullet has been designed based on the specifications of the Bullet series. With motorcycles like the Bullet 500 in its line-up, it’s no wonder why.

The Greatest Enfield in History

No motorcycle, superbike, or scooter in the history of the Royal Enfield company has been as widely loved or had as great an impact on the world as the Royal Enfield Bullet. The word “classic” gets thrown around a lot these days, but if there’s one thing that motorcycle fans can agree on it’s that the Royal Enfield Bullet is a real classic.

The series first made its debut in 1931 and has been in production ever since, with the 2019 model having just been announced. The Bullet 500 in particular first went into production in 1949 and continues to be produced as of 2019.

Legendary Design

The moment a bullet arrives at the bike show, all eyes are on it. The hallmarked aesthetic shines through a fully-sprung (1949) design.

The engine displacement has remained relatively consistent at 499cc over the past roughly 80 years, despite manufacturing shifting from the English wing to the Indian wing of the company once the former went out of business.

Timeline of Changes

Over the majority of the past century, the Royal Enfield Bullet has been changed more times than anybody can count. In times like these, for the sake of brevity, it’s best to focus on the first and last generation in order to five them the respect that they deserve and to highlight their differences.

Royal Enfield Bullet 500 (1949-1956)

The original Bullet 500 included many design specifications that the modern Bullet 500 would never dream of having, in part because of the constantly tightening stranglehold of emissions standards around the throats of motorcycle and automobile engineers.

These models were considered relatively big-bore for the day and had considerable enough horsepower and torque to secure wins in multiple racing circuits.

Royal Enfield Bullet 500 (2007-present)

The most recent generation of Bullet 500 motorcycles uses a four-stroke, single cylinder, OHV engine with the standard 499cc displacement and only 27.2 horsepower at 5,250 rpm. Although much has changed and decades have passed, this remains quite similar to the original models.

News

As of August 9, 2019, news outlets were reporting on Royal Enfield’s newest decision on how to move forward with the designs of the Royal Enfield Bullet lineup, namely the decision to add additional color options.

A Hollywood Dynasty

Royal Enfield Bullet models of all kinds have been featured in various films and TV shows. In fact, the Bullet 500 has even appeared in 11 distinct productions.

Social Groups

Few classics have more robust social media followings than the Royal Enfield Bullet 500. In fact, for no motorcycle that we have written about in the recent past have we been able to find a page as large as the Royal Enfield Bullet 500 page on Facebook with its more than 55,000 followers.

Royal Enfield Bullet 500 – A Motorcycling Icon

The Enfield Bullet is more than just another series and the Enfield Bullet 500 is more than just another motorcycle in just another series. This series set the groundwork for decades of fame and fortune coming to the Royal Enfield name and the Bullet 500 is at the front of it all.

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