For some people, it is just an aura of retro bike while for others, it may be ‘do everything’ motorcycle for daily commute, leisure riding and occasional long distance ride. Yes, we are talking about the evergreen Royal Enfield Bullet 350, the British brand of overhead motorcycles now produced by Royal Enfield motors.
Royal Enfield’s retro design has really worked well for the company as Bullet 350 is as authentic as it gets. It acquires the Royal Enfield’s signature tank, stepped seat and chrome battery box. The Royal Enfield Bullet is crafted on the cruiser theme and its style has remained persistently stable over a long period. Dimensions of Bullet 350 are read as 2140 mm length, 800 mm width, 1030 mm height and 1370 mm wheelbase. The Bullet is powered by a 346cc motor which has the capacity to churn out 20.07PS and max torque of 28Nm. The retro bike gives sufficient mileage of 40kmpl and can reach the top speed of 130kmph. The list of competitors increases with each passing year. Today, Bullet still has the guts to give tough competition to KTM 200 Duke, UM Renegade Commando, TVS Apache RTR 160 and Bajaj Dominar 400 in the high powered motorcycle segment.
|Model||Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)|
|Bullet 350 Twinspark||Rs. 1.13 lakh|
|Bullet 350 ES||Rs. 1.27 lakh|
Engine and Specifications
|Engine||Royal Enfield Bullet 350|
|Type||Single cylinder, 4-stroke|
|Max. Power||20.07PS @ 5250rpm|
|Max. Torque||28Nm @ 4000rpm|
|Gearbox||5 speed constant mash|
Royal Enfield comes with 346cc Twinspark air-cooled single cylinder motor that generates 20.07PS of power output and yields the max torque of 28Nm. The power is delivered to the rear wheel through 5-speed gearbox. The bike also has electric engine start option.
Royal Enfield Bullet 350 returns mileage of 25 – 30 kmpl in city conditions and 35 – 40 kmpl on highways.
Braking and Handling
|Brakes||Royal Enfield Bullet 350|
HandlingRoyal Enfield BulletChassis TypeSingle downtubeSuspension (Front)Telescopic, 35mm forks, 130mm travelSuspension (Rear)Twin shock absorbers 5-step adjustable preload, 80mm travel
The stopping power of the Royal Enfield Bullet 350 comes from 7 inch twin lead internal expanding drum brake upfront, while the rear brakes are 153mm drum, single lead internal expanding. The suspension system offers hassle-free comfortable ride with 35mm telescopic forks, 135mm travel at the front and twin shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload, 80mm travel at the rear.
Tyres and Wheels
|Tyre And Wheels||Royal Enfield 350|
|Tyre Size (Front)||3.25-19”|
|Tyre Size (Rear )||3.25-19”|
|Wheel Size (Front)||19 inch|
|Wheel Size (Rear)||19 inch|
The Royal Enfield bullet is equipped with 3.25 x 19 tyres and stylish spoke wheels both at the front and rear. Longer wheelbase and big tyres provide the Royal Enfield bullet with increased stability and better road grip that makes the vehicle ideal for long distance travelling.
Royal Enfield Bullet 350 is offered in 5 exciting colors – Black, Black (ES), Silver (ES), Maroon (ES) and Blue (ES).
Royal Enfield Bullet 350 is a pure traditionalist that can give any bike a run for their money. It competes against Bajaj Dominar 400, KTM 200 Duke, UM Renegade Commando, TVS Apache RTR 160 as well as against its own sibling Enfield Classic 350.
- Royal Enfield bullet is for the Royal Enfield purist.
- Although, Royal Enfield bullet gets the old school styling details but has the oodles of charm.
- The motorcycle lacks on engineering finesse.
- Royal Enfield bullet’s reliability remains questionable.