Royal Enfield has updated its entire range of Bullet models (Bullet 350, Bullet ES and Bullet 500) with rear disc brake. The addition of new safety feature also has increased the price of each model by up to 10,000.
Royal Enfield Bullet 350 now priced at 1.28 lakh, while the Bullet 350 ES has priced at Rs 1.32 lakh. The range-topping Bullet 500 costs Rs 1.72 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom Delhi), after rear-disc brake addition.
Surprisingly, the Bullet range still awaits Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) addition. Royal Enfield has been updating its other models with ABS recently. The Bullet range will also have to get ABS soon as the government rule directs all two-wheelers above 125cc should have ABS as standard from April 1, 2019. The inclusion of ABS will make the Royal Enfield Bullet range even pricier.
Apart from the rear-disc brake addition, the Bullet range remains the same in all aspects. Mechanically, the Bullet 500 will continue to be powered by a 499cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine. The engine is tuned to churn out 27.2 bhp of power at 5,250 rpm and 41.3 Nm at 4,000 rpm, mated to a 5-speed constant mesh gearbox. The Bullet 350 and Bullet ES, on the other hand, get 346cc single cylinder, 4 stroke engine developing 19.8 bhp at 5250 rpm and 28 Nm at 4000 rpm.
Royal Enfield offers the Bullet 500 in Jet Black and Forest Green colour options while the Bullet 350 is offered only in Black colour option. The Bullet ES is offered in three colour options- Black, Maroon and Silver.
While the Bullet range yet to get ABS, Royal Enfield has been updating other models with the safety tech. The Classic Signals 350, Himalayan, Thunderbird X range and Classic 500 have already updated and the newly launched flagship bikes - Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 - have the safety tech as standard.