Also known as the Classic 500, the Royal Enfield Bullet C5 packs 25% more explosive power than military-grade C4!
Well, maybe not literally, but it certainly feels like it! Between the military green finish and the cool, classic silhouette, the Bullet C5 is more than a modern rehash of the same old same old: it’s a brand new design based on the time-tested engineering of the Bullet series.
History in the Making
Throughout the history of the Royal Enfield brand, the time spent working on the Bullet series has been the most successful period for the company. Since 1932, more than a dozen different bullet models were produced, each one great in its own way.
That legacy continues even today. In 2019, Royal Enfield brought us the Royal Enfield Bullet C5 in all its military fashion. Judging from how well the C5 has been performing on the international markets, many of us are hopeful and expecting that there will be a 2020 version coming soon.
The Military Bullet
One of the standard looks for the Bullet C5 is the Bullet C5 Military. This model features a military green finish over a naked 499cc engine.
Even if you need more than tight silhouettes and cool aesthetics, the Bullet C5 has more. The four-stroke, OHV engine packs a punch that otherwise wouldn’t be expected from a simple single cylinder.
One of Many
Auto-aficionados everywhere are keeping their fingers crossed for Royal Enfield to keep announcing newer and better models under the C5 name. As of 2019, only the one generation of the model has been announced.
Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 500 “C5” (2009-present)
Despite hailing from the Bullet series, the C5 features an all-new, fully redesigned engine intended primarily for unit-production and shaped to model the post-war era Royal Enfields of yore.
In addition to its 27.2 horsepower at 5,200 rpm and 30.5 pounds per foot of torque, the Royal Enfield Bullet C5 gets an uncanny 85 miles per gallon, further improving its already phenomenal cruising and journeying capabilities.
News in 2019
Most of this year’s news has been centered around Royal Enfield’s decision to release the 2019 model of the Royal Enfield Bullet C5, as the continuance of the line is one of the most important parts of the history of any motorcycle.
The Big Break
For the Royal Enfield Bullet C5, its big break into the film and tv industry may have come in 2014 when it was used in the production of Avis de mistral (2014), and international film.
Although there doesn’t seem to be a robust social media scene dedicated to the Royal Enfield Bullet C5 specifically, there is a massive Facebook page dedicated to Royal Enfield Bullet 500. By “massive,” we mean more than 55,000 likes.
Royal Enfield Bullet C5 – The Classic 500
Oftentimes, the word classic gets thrown around by marketing teams and slapped onto the names of garbage bikes that nobody would consider a classic even in a million years. However, when it comes to the Classic 500, that couldn’t be farther from the truth.