Wednesday, May 27, 2009

2009 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Classic

Royal Enfield says this bike is a "modern reworking of the old legend" Bullet that has been in production since 1932.

Royal Enfields are manufactured in India and enjoy cult status there and elsewhere. I remember seeing several custom versions in India and Nepal.

These are real old skool bikes not meant for scraping or stoppies. I'd like one just to look at ... maybe drain the oil/gas and park it in my living room.

It costs about R45 000 (approximately $5500) and is artsy enough for me :)

Other Royal Enfields are sweet too. I took this picture in February 2007 of a more commonly found model in New Delhi.

Nice and new it was.

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