By Amos Kwon
on 12.11.12
Photo by Enfield

If you love motorcycling but happen to be on a budget and you also don’t plan on doing any “serious” riding, the Royal Enfield Bullet 500 B5 ($5,495) might be just the bike for you. A once popular UK bike manufacturer in the 1950s, the brand took a major hit due to the glut of Japanese bikes that flooded the market in the 1960s. Production took over in India in 1954 and the motorcycles now produced harken back to the old days when cafe racers were all the rage. With this mindset, Royal Enfield designed the Bullet 500 B5 as an homage to the classic 1970’s Bullet 350. The body-colored frame and winged emblem tank are especially nice touches that give the bike a more refined look. It’s powered by a 500cc single cylinder, 4-stroke engine that gets a robust 75 mpg but fails to set any land speed records. So, if you’re craving a calm ride on quiet country roads, this bike will turn heads and relax your brain. Just don’t pull up next to a Harley V-Twin. It’ll eat you for breakfast.

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