Best Bullet Bikes in India in 2020-21 – Price, Mileage, Specifications, Colors, Images
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Best Bullet Bikes in India in 2020-21 – Price, Mileage, Specifications, Colors, Images

What comes to your mind when you think about a classic bike? Obviously, Royal Enfield is one of the top contenders! The main reason behind this is that Royal Enfield is the only motorcycles manufacturer in India that only sells bikes, which are classically designed and have long stroke engines. The bullet bikes are known for their classic design, retro feel, and that unforgettable and iconic thump.

Best Bullet Bikes Price List in India

ModelStarting Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)
Royal Enfield Bullet 350₹ 1,27,093
Royal Enfield Classic 350₹ 1,61,688
Royal Enfield Himalayan₹ 1,91,401
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650₹ 2,66,755
Royal Enfield Continental GT 650₹ 2,82,513

Royal Enfield began its journey as Enfield motorcycles in the early last century in the United Kingdom. Later, the company’s name was changed to Royal Enfield, and continued selling standard motorcycles.

After independence, the Indian army required heavy and durable bikes for its military operations. Yes, your guess is correct. Royal Enfield got the order of delivering hundreds of Bullet bikes to the Indian army. With time, the company suspended operations and was bought by Indian truck manufacturer Eicher, which restarted India’s operations to company all the Indian army requirements.

Royal Enfield Bikes are usually referred to as Bullet Bikes because of the long and memorable history of people with the iconic Bullet 350 motorcycle

This is how a British motorcycle brand fell into Indian hands, and the company never lost its roots of design and signature thump in the process. However, the engine and transmission saw some major changes in design, construction, and performance. Now with the BS6 upgrade, the 350cc line-up received a much-awaited electronic fuel injection system making the engine even more modern in terms of technology.

Not only this, but the company has also developed 650 twin-cylinder engines for developing the next generation of Royal Enfield motorcycles. Here, in this article, we will talk about the best Bullet bikes in India and their variants on offer in the Indian market.

Royal Enfield Bullet 350 KS

The motorcycle for ‘Nawabs,’ Royal Enfield, is one such bike in India that has no replacement in this game. No matter how drool-worthy bikes the competitors of Royal Enfield launch in India, people’s first choice will always remain the Bullet 350. The Bullet 350 is an age-old motorcycle that is still functional thanks to Eicher India for stepping in and saving Royal Enfield as a motorcycling brand.

The signature Thump of the motorcycle is what lures customers to Royal Enfield showrooms. People like the loud exhaust sound and slow revving engine that makes it what it is. Bullets are known for their challenging build, deserving a moniker, “Made like a gun.” This is because the bike is wholly made out of steel and hence weighs 186 kg. There are no plastic parts used in the bodywork of the Bullet 350.

Royal Enfield Bullet 350 - Best Bullet Bikes in India in 2020-21

Speaking about the engine, it gets a long stroke, 346cc single-cylinder engine with a 2-valve head. This air-cooled and twin-spark powerplant develops 19.1 bhp at 5250 rpm and massive peak torque of 28 Nm, which arrives early at 4000 rpm. However, there is tonnes of low-end torque, and you don’t need to slot into the first gear to launch the bike from a standstill. The Unit Construction Engine is not that refined when compared to other bikes in the segment or even in a more affordable segment.

To keep Bullet 350 as retro as possible, Royal Enfield didn’t give an option of electric start on this bike. The only way to start the bike is through a kickstart. It is not surprising that kick starter equipped motorcycle is selling like hot cakes in the Indian market because there is a classic feel while kick-starting a Bullet 350.

With the BS6 upgrade and the addition of a fuel injection system, the vibrations have decreased a bit, providing a more refined riding experience. These vibrations and the loud thump bring a character to the bike that thousands of people in the country love. The 5-speed gearbox is also not that smooth shifting, but it won’t matter much for riders who are already in love.

The fuel tank holds 13.5 litres of petrol and when combined with a fuel efficiency of around 30-32 kmpl on the highways, expect a range of 400 to 420 km, which is pretty expectable. These mileage figures are for the plains’ highways; you’ll get anywhere between 25-30 kmpl at max in the hilly region. Bullet 350 only offers spoked rims that are slapped with tubed-tyres, which are prone to punctures. If you are in the middle of nowhere and you get stuck due to a puncture, you have to find help or repair the puncture yourself. Is the latter what most Bullet riders do?

There are no flashy features available on the Bullet: just a speedometer and a low-fuel indicator light. Bullet is available in two variants, kick-start, and self-start. You get a disc brake at the front and drum brake at the rear with a single-channel ABS for enhancing safety under hard braking.

If you love Royal Enfield Bullet 350, we would suggest follow your gut and buy it. There are hundreds of Royal Enfield groups in the country which you can join and start your journey as a Royal Enfield owner.

ModelRoyal Enfield Bullet 350
Engine346 cc
CoolingAir-Cooled
Power19.1 bhp @ 5,250 rpm
Torque28 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
Gearbox5-Speed
Front SuspensionTelescopic
Rear SuspensionTwin-Shock
Front Tyre3.25 X 19″ – 54P
Rear Tyre3.25 X 19″ – 60P
Front BrakeDisc – 280mm
Rear BrakeDrum
ABSSingle-Channel
Weight186 kg
Fuel Tank13.5 Ltr
Mileage37 kmpl
Touring Speed70 kmph
Top Speed110 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 1,27,093

Royal Enfield Bullet 350 ES

This is another variant of the iconic Bullet 350. The changes are minimal in the ES variant, with the only major addition is the electric start option. The words ES simple means Electric Start and features a large battery and a heavy starter motor to start the massive 346cc engine for you with a touch of a button. The weight of the Bullet 350 ES is 5 kg more than the Bullet KS at 191 kg.

Royal Enfield Bullet 350 ES - Best Bullet Bikes in India in 2020-21

This variant is made for those who are into the retro design of the Bullet 350 but want some help starting the bike, especially at the traffic intersection, when the green signal asks you to start your machine and get going immediately. The electric start variant will also help a rider who wants an old-school cruiser but not interested in kick-starting the engine, at least not in 2020 and beyond.

The engine gets the same long-stroke, 346cc single-cylinder engine with a 2-valve head. This air-cooled and twin-spark powerplant develops 19.1 bhp at 5250 rpm and massive peak torque of 28 Nm, which arrives early at 4000 rpm. The engine is mated to the same 5-speed gearbox you have already seen in the Bullet 350 KS (Kick Start) variant.

You can also think of this bike as the Bullet 350 with an electric starter plonked inside. The price is something you should know clearly about. This particular motorcycle is priced at a premium of Rs 15,000 over the basic Kick Start Bullet 350. The bike is available in all the showrooms of Royal Enfield country-wide. All you need is the will to go and get one for yourself.

ModelRoyal Enfield Bullet 350 ES
Engine346 cc
CoolingAir-Cooled
Power19.1 bhp @ 5,250 rpm
Torque28 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
Gearbox5-Speed
Front SuspensionTelescopic
Rear SuspensionTwin-Shock
Front Tyre3.25 X 19″ – 54P
Rear Tyre3.25 X 19″ – 60P
Front BrakeDisc – 280mm
Rear BrakeDrum
ABSSingle-Channel
Weight191 kg
Fuel Tank13.5 Ltr
Mileage37 kmpl
Touring Speed70 kmph
Top Speed110 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 1,42,704

Royal Enfield Classic 350 Single Channel

Moving on to another Classic Motorcycle from Royal Enfield and it has Classic in its name. This list of the best cruiser bikes in India will be incomplete without mentioning the Royal Enfield Classic 350. The first priority is given to the Classic 350 if anyone thinks about highway cruising. This is because for years Royal Enfield riders are taking the rough roads to reach the unknown.

Royal Enfield Classic 350 - Best Bullet Bikes in India in 2020-21

Classic 350 has a sturdy built quality as it is completely made of metal and doesn’t give on any road conditions. With upright riding posture and accompanied by mesmerising signature thump of the exhaust, you can go any distance even if there is no road ahead. Fulfil your free will and take the road that has not taken by the others.

You get the same 346cc engine that works in the Bullet 350. The 2-valve, air-cooled, long stroke engine makes modest 19.1 bhp maximum power at 5250 rpm and respectable 28 Nm twisting force at 4000 rpm. This engine allows you to cruise at 70-80 kmph on the highways because there are unfair vibrations at higher speeds. Only strong-willed riders can take the way of Classic 350.

Being a retro motorcycle, the bike lacks any flashy equipment and fulfils only the basic requirements of the rider. The instrument cluster is a single pod unit which shows the speed and odometer. No tripmeters, no tachometer, no digital display. Plain old speedometer and a low fuel light. After the addition of EFI, company also provided an engine check light too.

Royal Enfield Classic 350 is offered in multiple variants of the Classic 350 and this one is the most affordable variant which comes with single-channel ABS.

ModelRoyal Enfield Classic 350 Single Channel ABS
Engine346 cc
CoolingAir-Cooled
Power19.1 bhp @ 5,250 rpm
Torque28 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
Gearbox5-Speed
Front SuspensionTelescopic
Rear SuspensionTwin-Shock
Front Tyre90/90 – 19″ – 52P
Rear Tyre110/90 – 18″ – 61P
Front BrakeDisc – 280mm
Rear BrakeDisc – 240mm
ABSSingle-Channel
Weight195 kg
Fuel Tank13.5 Ltr
Mileage35 kmpl
Touring Speed70 kmph
Top Speed110 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 1,61,688

Royal Enfield Classic 350 Standard

After the Classic 350 with single-channel ABS, the Standard variant of the Classic 350 comes with all the bells and whistles of single-channel ABS equipped Classic 350 and comes with a dual-channel ABS for better safety. Speaking about the price, this bike is about Rs 9000 more expensive than the single-channel equipped Classic 350.

Royal Enfield Classic 350 Dual Channel - Best Bullet Bikes in India in 2020-21

Coming to the engine, you get the same 346cc mill on this motorcycle too pumping out modest 19.1 bhp of maximum power and 28 Nm twisting force that peaks out at rather low 4000 rpm. With a 5-speed gearbox working with the engine, the power is sent to a rear spoked wheel of 18-inch diameter.

The main point of Classic 350 is that company has added few modern elements into the retro design of the bike. There is a split seat instead of a single piece unit available in the Bullet 350. The paint schemes are also a lot different than the Bullet series of bikes.

Features on the bike sis known to everyone as it doesn’t offer anything substantial in the features department. Halogen headlamps, single-pod instrument cluster with speedometer and odometer and regular tell-tale lights.

Royal Enfield Classic 350 is available in multitude of colour options – Chestnut, Redditch Red, Classic Black, Pure Black, Mercury Silver and Ash. These colour schemes are available at same price tag while rest of the colours have their own premium price tag.

ModelRoyal Enfield Classic 350 Standard
Engine346 cc
CoolingAir-Cooled
Power19.1 bhp @ 5,250 rpm
Torque28 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
Gearbox5-Speed
Front SuspensionTelescopic
Rear SuspensionTwin-Shock
Front Tyre90/90 – 19″ – 52P
Rear Tyre110/90 – 18″ – 61P
Front BrakeDisc – 280mm
Rear BrakeDisc – 240mm
ABSDual-Channel
Weight195 kg
Fuel Tank13.5 Ltr
Mileage35 kmpl
Touring Speed70 kmph
Top Speed110 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 1,69,616

Royal Enfield Classic 350 Gun Metal Grey

Here we have the Classic 350 in most popular Gen Metal Grey colour option. This is the colour that registers maximum sales as it gives out the essence of class. Royal Enfield is smart enough to provide this exclusive colour for a premium as only the riders who want a premium look of their Classic 350 motorcycle will purchase it and stay a step ahead of the rest of the crowd with regular colour schemes.

Royal Enfield Classic 350 Gun Metal Grey - Best Bullet Bikes in India in 2020-21

Apart from this colour option, there is no changes found in the features and equipment list. The bike continues to draw power from a long stroke, 346cc, air-cooled, twin spark engine. This motor is tuned to produce the same power of 19.1 bhp and 28Nm torque and is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The bike has the same touring speed of 70 kmph for long hauls. The top speed is quite low for a bike of this engine capacity at 110 kmph but it’s not what this bike is famous for.

However, this bike is not for the performance as it is built to own the roads and ride at its own pace. The Royal Enfield riders swear by its character which makes them stick to it for years. This bike is made completely from steel and is capable to going anywhere in the country for its sturdy built quality.

The Classic 350 Gun metal grey comes with spoke wheels as standard and is priced at Rs 2000 more than the standard classic 350 motorcycle.

ModelRoyal Enfield Classic 350 Gun Metal Grey Spoke
Engine346 cc
CoolingAir-Cooled
Power19.1 bhp @ 5,250 rpm
Torque28 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
Gearbox5-Speed
Front SuspensionTelescopic
Rear SuspensionTwin-Shock
Front Tyre90/90 – 19″ – 52P
Rear Tyre110/90 – 18″ – 61P
Front BrakeDisc – 280mm
Rear BrakeDisc – 240mm
ABSDual-Channel
Weight195 kg
Fuel Tank13.5 Ltr
Mileage35 kmpl
Touring Speed70 kmph
Top Speed110 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 1,71,453

Royal Enfield Classic 350 Sandstone and Airborne

If you feel that Gun Metal Grey is not your cup of tea, don’t worry, Royal Enfield has taken care of that also. The special colour scheme of Stormrider Sand and Airborne Blue is here for enticing the Royal Enfield rider in you. These colours completely transform the Classic 350 and makes it look as a new model with larger engine and more power over what it actually has.

Royal Enfield Classic 350 Airborne Blue - Best Bullet Bikes in India in 2020-21

The Stormrider Sand and Airborne Blue are matte colours with special numbers printed on the tank to make the bike stand out of the crowd. These colours are priced at a premium of Rs 8000 over the Gun Metal Grey. These two options are completely worth each extra penny you spend on the bike.

Airborne Blue was previously a special edition colour scheme which was targeted at personnel of Indian Air Force. The colour was a huge success as all the limited stock was completely sold out within matter of minutes. Later, the Chennai based manufacturer decided to put the colour scheme permanently with a hefty premium.

The bike is powered by the same 346cc single cylinder engine which develops 19.1 bhp and 28 Nm torque at low engine rpm. With a 5-speed gearbox, you can cruise all day long without any hassle and still flaunt the striking colour scheme your bike is painted with.

ModelRoyal Enfield Classic 350 Sandstone and Airborne
Engine346 cc
CoolingAir-Cooled
Power19.1 bhp @ 5,250 rpm
Torque28 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
Gearbox5-Speed
Front SuspensionTelescopic
Rear SuspensionTwin-Shock
Front Tyre90/90 – 19″ – 52P
Rear Tyre110/90 – 18″ – 61P
Front BrakeDisc – 280mm
Rear BrakeDisc – 240mm
ABSDual-Channel
Weight195 kg
Fuel Tank13.5 Ltr
Mileage35 kmpl
Touring Speed70 kmph
Top Speed110 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 1,79,809

Royal Enfield Classic 350 Gun Metal Grey Alloy

Almost all of the Royal Enfield motorcycles comes equipped with spoke wheels for keeping the retro look of the bikes. However, there is a big problem with spoke wheels and it is that you cannot have tubeless tyres with the spoke wheels. Yes, this is the reason why Royal Enfield riders must learn how to fix puncture on their bike’s tyre.

Royal Enfield Classic 350 Gun Metal Grey Alloy - Best Bullet Bikes in India in 2020-21

The reason being, Classic 350 is made for touring over long distances and to go where no one has put a shoe ever. In the remote areas there are higher chances that your tube tyres might encounter pointy objects and lose their pressurised air. At this point you are not likely to get help, the only help is your tyre repairing skills. For this you need to carry puncture repair kit and a hefty air pump leaving lesser space for other vital things.

To avoid these kinds of scenarios and save space for more food and water, it is a good choice to buy Royal Enfield Classic 350 with alloy wheels and tubeless tyres. The Gun Metal Grey colour option has alloy wheels as a factory fitted variant. Moreover, you can also get alloy wheels with other Royal Enfield Bullet and Classic 350 bikes as an aftermarket accessory.

Speaking about the price, the Alloy wheels equipped Classic 350 is priced at Rs 12,000 more than the Gun Metal Grey with Spoke wheels and Rs 4000 over the Airborne Blue and Stormrider Sand colour variants. The price tag is worth every penny as tubeless tyre are a boon in the wild and unknown areas.

ModelRoyal Enfield Classic 350 Gun Metal Grey Alloy
Engine346 cc
CoolingAir-Cooled
Power19.1 bhp @ 5,250 rpm
Torque28 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
Gearbox5-Speed
Front SuspensionTelescopic
Rear SuspensionTwin-Shock
Front Tyre90/90 – 19″ – 52P
Rear Tyre110/90 – 18″ – 61P
Front BrakeDisc – 280mm
Rear BrakeDisc – 240mm
ABSDual-Channel
Weight195 kg
Fuel Tank13.5 Ltr
Mileage35 kmpl
Touring Speed70 kmph
Top Speed110 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 1,83,164

Royal Enfield Classic 350 Chrome and Stealth

Think about Luxury and Royal Enfield has an answer to that too. With Royal Enfield Classic 350 Chrome and Stealth variants, you get the most luxurious treatment on your favourite motorcycle. These variants are the most expensive in the Classic 350 line-up. With a price tag of Rs 1.86 lakh ex-showroom New Delhi, you have to shell out Rs 6000 over the Stormrider Sand and Airborne Blue colour schemes.

Royal Enfield Classic 350 Chrome - Best Bullet Bikes in India in 2020-21

Speaking about the Chrome variant, the Classic 350 with Chrome gets the best visual treatment with Shiny chrome tank, front and rear fenders, chrome mirrors and chrome side panels. The engine is also given chrome treatment along with the exhaust pipe. This is the most shining colour scheme of all the shades available in the motorcycle.

Moving on to the Stealth, the first we would like to tell you that you won’t find any hint of chrome in this variant. Everything is painted in matte black. The engine, exhaust, fuel tank, side panels, front and rear fender everything is painted in black. Even the rear-view mirrors are black. This is the bike which is made for those who are not much interested in flaunting their rides.

Royal Enfield is keen on offering most suiting colour options for everyone out there. Just lift your finger on any colour and take your Classic 350 home.

ModelRoyal Enfield Classic 350 Chrome and Stealth
Engine346 cc
CoolingAir-Cooled
Power19.1 bhp @ 5,250 rpm
Torque28 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
Gearbox5-Speed
Front SuspensionTelescopic
Rear SuspensionTwin-Shock
Front Tyre90/90 – 19″ – 52P
Rear Tyre110/90 – 18″ – 61P
Front BrakeDisc – 280mm
Rear BrakeDisc – 240mm
ABSDual-Channel
Weight195 kg
Fuel Tank13.5 Ltr
Mileage35 kmpl
Touring Speed70 kmph
Top Speed110 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 1,86,309

Royal Enfield Himalayan 410

Moving on to the most versatile motorcycle from the house of Royal Enfield. The Royal Enfield Himalayan is the only touring and off-roading focused motorcycle from the company. It is the bike which is loved by many as it got the equipment and comfort to run for hours without a hiccup and also perform off-roading.

The Himalayan is powered by a specially developed long stroke, 411cc, single cylinder, air-cooled engine with 2-valve head. This powerplant is capable of churning out 24.3 bhp at 6500 rpm and a peak torque of 32 Nm which arrives at 4500 rpm. The engine is paired to a 5-speed gearbox and is capable to deriving respectable performance even on the off-road conditions.

Royal Enfield Himalayan 410 - Best Bullet Bikes in India in 2020-21

It is the hardware where the bike excels as it gets a large 21-inch front wheel and 17-inch rear wheel. The tyre size guarantees smooth off-roading experience and the spoke rims help in absorbing impacts and keep the ride safe on all road conditions. It gets the best ground clearance of 220 mm which is highest among all the bikes in the segment. Despite high ground clearance, the seat height of the Himalayan stands at 800 mm making it suitable even for shorter riders.

The front telescopic fork has a travel of 200 mm and the rear linked monoshock suspension travels for 180 mm before bottoming out. Long travel suspension helps in absorbing large impacts without fuss and enhances the off-roading experience by many folds. Braking duties are performed by a 300 mm disc at the front ends and a 240mm disc at the rear. The dual channel ABS which can be turned off at the rear wheel for superior off-road control.

Features are another forte of the Royal Enfield Himalayan. It is the only bike from Royal Enfield to possess a feature rich instrument cluster. You will get a large analogue speedometer, a tachometer, a fuel gauge and a digital compass. There is a digital screen with orange backlit which displays odometer, trip meters, gear position indicator and more which are really helpful in touring. With the BS6 upgrade, you also get a hazard switch which proves to be a boon in poor visibility areas such as in the mountain roads.

Royal Enfield Himalayan is available in three variants – Standard, Sleet and Gravel Grey and Dual Tone. In the standard variant you will get Snow and Granite colours with a price tag of Rs 1.91 lakh. The Sleet Grey and Gravel Grey is available for Rs 1.94 lakh. At the top of the tree, you get to choose dual tone colours – Lake Blue and Rock Red with a price tag of Rs 1.96 lakh. All the prices mentioned are ex-showroom New Delhi.

ModelRoyal Enfield Himalayan
Engine411 cc
CoolingAir-Cooled
Power24.3 bhp @ 6,500 rpm
Torque32 Nm @ 4,500 rpm
Gearbox5-Speed
Front SuspensionTelescopic
Rear SuspensionTwin-Shock
Front Tyre90/90 – 21″
Rear Tyre120/90 – 17″
Front BrakeDisc – 300mm
Rear BrakeDisc – 240mm
ABSDual-Channel
Weight199 kg
Fuel Tank15 Ltr
Mileage30 kmpl
Touring Speed90-100 kmph
Top Speed133 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)1,91,401

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

Next in the list, we have the mighty Interceptor 650. This bike is a re-imagination of decades-old Interceptor motorcycle from the Royal Enfield. In so many ways, the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is something of a dream coming true for motorcycle enthusiasts as it the only twin-cylinder bike under Rs 3 lakh and offers hair raising performance right from the word go. The Interceptor 650 is also the most advanced motorcycle from Royal Enfield as it gets 4-valve per cylinder and a large oil-cooler to keep things under control inside the heavy 648cc engine.

The Interceptor 650 derives its power from a 648cc parallel-twin engine with 8-valve head which is cooled by an oil cooler. This motor pumps out healthy 47 bhp at 7250 rpm and colossal 52 Nm torque at 5250 rpm. It is mated to a 6-speed gearbox which helps the 202 kg bike to accelerate from 0-100 kmph in about 6.5 seconds. The true top speed of Interceptor 650 is 160 kmph (speedo indicated 170 kmph) which marks it as the fastest cruiser bike in this list. This classic looking bike has the top speed close to the top speed of Dominar 400 which is also among the most tech advanced bike in India.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 - Best Bullet Bikes in India in 2020-21

On taking Interceptor for highway cruising, you will get a real-world fuel economy of around 25 kmpl if ridden with a light wrist. If you decide to tour at higher speeds in the range of 120 kmph, the fuel economy drops down to 16 kmpl which is dreadful considering the price of fuel in India. With a fuel tank capacity of 13.7 litres, expect a range of about 310-340 km.

The suspension setup comprises of telescopic forks at the front and twin hydraulic shock absorbers at the rear.  The system provides a balanced and provides excellent stability and cornering control. Interceptor is also a highly refined motorcycle from Royal Enfield as you cannot find any vibration whatsoever in the entire rev range.

The bike is equipped with a twin-pod instrument cluster with a small digital display for fuel gauge, odometer and trip meters. Speedometer and Tachometer are large analogue units keeping some of the retro elements. Lighting on this bike is halogen all around which is not skipped in the BS6 upgrade to keep the retro elements intact. You get a dual-channel ABS accompanying the 300mm disc up front and 240mm disc at the rear.

You really have to be sound by your wallet because the fuel station visits will be quite frequent with the Interceptor 650. It does make for an excellent cruiser and can tackle the bad roads of India. Interceptor 650 is one of the best cruiser bikes in India for all the features and riding experience it provides at an affordable price point.

Interceptor is available in eye-striking colour schemes with most affordable being the Orange Crush, Silver Spectre and Mark Three. The standard colours are priced at Rs 2,66,755 ex-showroom Delhi. The custom variant has Ravishing Red and Baker Express dual-tone colours options and a price tag of Rs 2,74,642. Glitter and Dust edition is the most expensive of the lot and is priced at Rs 2,87,787 ex-showroom New Delhi.

ModelRoyal Enfield Interceptor 650
Engine648 cc
CoolingOil-Cooled
Power47 bhp @ 7,250 rpm
Torque52 Nm @ 5,250 rpm
Gearbox6-Speed
Front SuspensionTelescopic
Rear SuspensionTwin-Shock
Front Tyre100/90- 18″M/C56H
Rear Tyre130/70- 18″M/C63H
Front BrakeDisc – 300mm
Rear BrakeDisc – 240mm
ABSDual-Channel
Weight202 kg
Fuel Tank13.7 Ltr
Mileage25 kmpl
Touring Speed100-120 kmph
Top Speed160 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 2,66,755

Royal Enfield Continental GT 650

On one hand, where the Interceptor 650 is more of a cruiser motorcycle for touring on the highways, the Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 is the sportier motorcycle with a slightly committed riding position, set back footpegs and clip-on handlebars. These added components make it a café racer motorcycle with an aggressive stance. This bike is in the existence only because Interceptor 650 doesn’t appeal to every rider out there.

The bike offers two seat options, one is the touring seat for rider and the pillion and another one is a single seat with cowl for the solo riders. If you visit Royal Enfield’s official website, you’ll get many customisation options for the bike. More customisations are on the way which will let you make a completely different bike according to your taste.

Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 - Best Bullet Bikes in India in 2020-21

Powering the Continental GT 650 is a 648cc parallel twin engine with 8-valve head with 4 valves on each cylinder. The oil-cooled and fuel injected powerplant is capable of developing 47 bhp at 7250 rpm and metal bending 52 newton meters of twisting force which peaks out at 5250 rpm. The thing is, company claims that 80% of torque is developed as early as 3000 rpm which is a big deal when it comes to riding in the real world.

The performance of Continental GT 650 is a lot to write about as it does 0 to 100 kmph in about 6.5 seconds and has a maximum speed of 160 kmph (100 mph) which is an achievement in itself. The price to performance ratio is a lot better when compared to other classic bikes from large international manufacturers such as Harley Davidson and Triumph.

Get on the bike and you’ll be greeted with a twin-pod instrument console with analogue speedometer and tachometer. You also get a small digital display for the odometer, trip meters and a digital fuel gauge. All the tell-tale lights are available on the cluster itself.

With all the performance comes the responsibility of safety of the rider. For this, the company has provided large 300mm disc brake up front and 240mm disc at the rear. Safe braking is guaranteed by dual-channel ABS which will prevent any wheel slippage during hard braking.

Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 is available if three colour variants which are Standard, Custom and Chrome. The standard variant offers Ventura Blue and Black Magic with price tag of Rs 2,82,513. Custom variant has Ice Queen and Dr Mayhem dual tone colour options which are priced at Rs 2,90,400. Finally, the Mister Clean chrome colour scheme will set you back by Rs 3,03,544. All prices mentioned are ex-showroom New Delhi.

ModelRoyal Enfield Continental GT 650
Engine648 cc
CoolingOil-Cooled
Power47 bhp @ 7,250 rpm
Torque52 Nm @ 5,250 rpm
Gearbox6-Speed
Front SuspensionTelescopic
Rear SuspensionTwin-Shock
Front Tyre100/90- 18″M/C56H
Rear Tyre130/70- 18″M/C63H
Front BrakeDisc – 300mm
Rear BrakeDisc – 240mm
ABSDual-Channel
Weight198 kg
Fuel Tank13.7 Ltr
Mileage25 kmpl
Touring Speed100-120 kmph
Top Speed160 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 2,82,513

Final Words

There are many more bikes are coming from the house of Royal Enfield. A new 350cc Meteor is about to launch in the near future which is the replacement of the Thunderbird series of highway cruisers which is discontinued with the implementation of BS6 emission norms. Apart from this the company is working on a new-age cruiser with a design language representing the Harley Davidson Street 750. This cruiser bike will come with the powerful 650cc engine from the Interceptor and Continental GT 650.

We hope that this list will be enough for you to get the gull insight on the bikes offered by the Royal Enfield in the Indian market. If you feel that any other bike is need to be present here, please tell us about the same in the comments section below.

Best Bullet Bikes in India Specifications: Engine and Gearbox

ModelEngineCoolingPowerTorqueGearbox
Royal Enfield Bullet 350346 ccAir-Cooled19.1 bhp @ 5,250 rpm28 Nm @ 4,000 rpm5-Speed
Royal Enfield Classic 350346 ccAir-Cooled19.1 bhp @ 5,250 rpm28 Nm @ 4,000 rpm5-Speed
Royal Enfield Himalayan411 ccAir-Cooled24.3 bhp @ 6,500 rpm32 Nm @ 4,500 rpm5-Speed
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650648 ccOil-Cooled47 bhp @ 7,250 rpm52 Nm @ 5,250 rpm6-Speed
Royal Enfield Continental GT 650648 ccOil-Cooled47 bhp @ 7,250 rpm52 Nm @ 5,250 rpm6-Speed

Best Bullet Bikes in India Specifications: Suspension and Tyres

ModelFront SuspensionRear SuspensionFront TyreRear Tyre
Royal Enfield Bullet 350TelescopicTwin-Shock3.25 X 19″ – 54P3.25 X 19″ – 60P
Royal Enfield Classic 350TelescopicTwin-Shock90/90 – 19″ – 52P110/90 – 18″ – 61P
Royal Enfield HimalayanTelescopicTwin-Shock90/90 – 21″120/90 – 17″
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650TelescopicTwin-Shock100/90- 18″M/C56H130/70- 18″M/C63H
Royal Enfield Continental GT 650TelescopicTwin-Shock100/90- 18″M/C56H130/70- 18″M/C63H

Best Bullet Bikes in India Specifications: Brakes and Weight

ModelFront BrakeRear BrakeABSWeight
Royal Enfield Bullet 350Disc – 280mmDrumSingle-Channel186 kg
Royal Enfield Classic 350Disc – 280mmDisc – 240mmSingle/Dual-Channel195 kg
Royal Enfield HimalayanDisc – 300mmDisc – 240mmDual-Channel199 kg
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650Disc – 300mmDisc – 240mmDual-Channel202 kg
Royal Enfield Continental GT 650Disc – 300mmDisc – 240mmDual-Channel198 kg

Best Bullet Bikes in India Specifications: Mileage and Price

ModelFuel TankMileageTouring SpeedTop SpeedPrice (Ex-showroom Delhi)
Royal Enfield Bullet 35013.5 Ltr37 kmpl70 kmph110 kmph₹ 1,27,093
Royal Enfield Classic 35013.5 Ltr35 kmpl70 kmph110 kmph₹ 1,61,688
Royal Enfield Himalayan15 Ltr30 kmpl90-100 kmph133 kmph1,91,401
Royal Enfield Interceptor 65013.7 Ltr25 kmpl100-120 kmph160 kmph₹ 2,66,755
Royal Enfield Continental GT 65013.7 Ltr25 kmpl100-120 kmph160 kmph₹ 2,82,513

Best Bullet Bikes in India FAQs

Q: Which is the lowest-priced bike model in Royal Enfield?

A: The lowest-priced bike from Royal Enfield is Bullet 350 KS which is priced at Rs 1.27 lakh ex-showroom.

Q: Which is the highest-priced bike in Royal Enfield?

A: The highest-priced bike from Royal Enfield is Continental GT 650 with price starting from Rs 2.82 lakh. The Chrome variant of the Continental GT 650 is priced at Rs 3.03 lakh ex-showroom Delhi.

Q: What are the upcoming bikes from Royal Enfield?

A: Royal Enfield is about to launch Meteor 350 and a 650cc cruiser bike in the near future.

Q: Which is the most mileage efficient bike in Royal Enfield?

A: The most mileage efficient bikes from Royal Enfield are 350cc bikes such as Bullet 350 and Classic 350. These bikes deliver 35 kmpl mileage.

Q: What is the price range of Royal Enfield bikes?

A: The price range of Royal Enfield bikes is from Rs 1.27 lakh and 2.82 lakh ex-showroom New Delhi.

Q: Which are the best Royal Enfield bikes under 2 lakhs?

A: Royal Enfield Bullet 350 ES, Royal Enfield Classic 350 Standard, Classic 350 Stormrider Sand and Airborne Blue are the best Royal Enfield bikes under Rs 2 lakhs.

Q: Why is fuel injection a better fuel delivery system than carburettor?

A: Fuel injection is better fuel delivery system than the carburettor because fuel injection has many sensors which checks all the engine parameters, throttle positioning, speed of the bikes before spraying fuel into the cylinder. This helps in near to zero fuel wastage and better mileage. Also, Fuel injection helps in quick starting under cold conditions.

Q: What is the major difference between the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X and the Thunderbird 350?

A: The major difference between Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X and the Thunderbird 350 is that the X variant comes with blacked out engine and exhaust, alloy wheels, flat handlebar and bright colours. However, these bikes are now discontinued and will be replaced by Meteor 350 in the near future.

Q: Is the Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 suitable for long rides?

A: Continental GT 650 is not suited for long rides as its sitting position is sporty and may lead to lower back pain and shoulder pain on long rides. However, endurance riders can easily take the bike on long rides.

Q: Which is the best Royal Enfield bike?

A: Best Royal Enfield bike is completely depended on your requirements. However, Classic 350 is the highest selling and most practical offering from the manufacturer.

Q: Why are the Royal Enfield bikes referred to as the Bullet?

A: Royal Enfield bikes are referred to as Bullets because there is a long history which is connected to the Bullet 350 motorcycles. The classic 350 is actually a Bullet 350 with some aesthetics changes. Therefore, when someone talks about Royal Enfield bikes in India, they refer it by calling the term Bullet for these bikes.

Q: Which Royal Enfield bike is the best for long drives?

A: Royal Enfield Himalayan 410 is the best bike for long rides as it is the most comfortable bike and also comes with most touring related features such as compass, semi-digital meter console, luggage racks, large front tyre and much more. It is priced from Rs 1.91 lakh ex-showroom New Delhi.

Q: Which fuel is used in the Royal Enfield bikes?

A: Royal Enfield bikes uses Petrol as a fuel which is similar to rest of the bikes in the country. Petrol is the best fuel for small engines of bikes.

Q: How many gears does the Royal Enfield Bullet bike have?

A: Royal Enfield Bullet 350 has 5-Speed gearbox.

Q: How do you shift gears in an old bullet?

A: You need to hold the clutch while the motorcycle is moving and press the Neutral Finder with your right heel. The old Royal Enfield bike will move into the neutral gear. Now, you can release the clutch. When you are ready to move again, hold the clutch and shift into the first gear. Release the clutch and be ready to move.

Q: What is the general price range of RE bikes in India?

A: The general price range of Royal Enfield bikes in India is Rs 1.27 lakh to Rs 2.82 lakh ex-showroom New Delhi.

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