Former South African cricketer, Jonathan Neil “Jonty” Rhodes recently gave a visit to the Royal Enfield Colaba Store with his wife. Appreciating the rich heritage of India’s most loved motorcycle brand Royal Enfield, he tried his hands on the Classic Desert Storm motorcycle. He even tried on some of the best selling gear products of Royal Enfield. Jonty Rhodes has expressed his love for the brand a few months back as well as when he was spotted riding a Royal Enfield Desert Storm in his Mumbai Indian coach’s Jersey.
In other news, Royal Enfield has updated its official website with the new 2017 version of the Bullet 500 motorcycle a few weeks back. The said bike happens to be the oldest production motorcycle in the world. Besides an integrated fuel injection, the Royal Enfield Bullet 500 also gains BS-IV compliance in order to meet the strict emission norms. This motorcycle is also likely to receive the Automatic Headlamp ON (AHO) facility when it gets launched.
The new 2017 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 draws its power from a 499cc, single cylinder engine that used to run the outgoing model. The torquey motor cranks out a maximum power output of 27.2 bhp along with a peak torque of 41.3 Nm. The suspension system comprises of telescopic forks up front along with twin shock absorbers at the rear. The braking on the new Bullet 500 is done with the help of 280mm disc brake up front along with a 153mm drum brake at the rear. The 2017 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 has been assisted with a 13.5 litre fuel tank.