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Identify Your Bullet
Identify Your Bullet
An Increasing number of owners are unsure which model of modern Royal Enfield they have. A Bullet is no longer a Bullet, it has moved on considerably since its introduction to India in the early 1950's, so far there have been 3 major re-designs and many different models. Nearly 50% of our returns are because the owner has not correctly identified the model they have. Please take time to determine your exact model and year before ordering spares. We are talking about export models here not home market, including UCE.
Bullet 350 + 500 (1977 - 2007)
The original "export" 350 Bullet was first imported into the UK in 1977 and was the old cast iron barreled engine with 4 speed gearbox. The 500 was first manufactured in 1989 and until 1999 all Bullets were called "Enfield". From 1999 to 2007 they have been known as "Royal Enfield". They were available in the later years with 5 speed gearbox and electric start options (and a left shift 4 speed gearbox in some countries). The exhaust pipe on all these models pushes into the cylinder head without being retained by 2 nuts as the later models.
Sixty 5 (2002 - 2006)
Based on the "original export Bullet" above, this was the first model with a combined 5 speed gearbox and electric start. Produced between 2002 and 2006 and only as a 500cc, it still has the cast iron barrel and push in exhaust pipe and would have the "Sixty 5" transfers on the toolboxes.
Electra X (2004 - 2008)
Not to be confused with the Electra model for the Indian market. The Electra X is the only export model to have the Leanburn engine. Available only as a 500cc it had an alloy cylinder barrel as standard, separate 5 speed gearbox and the exhaust pipe is retained to the cylinder head by 2 nuts. First model with disc brake on front wheel as standard.
Electra EFI (2008-2012) Also known as the E5 or G5
This 500cc model was produced between 2008 and 2012. It was the first export model with unit construction engine. Available in various colours as well as chrome. These are easily recognisable by the shape of the side panels and the unit construction.
B5 Bullet EFI (2011 - onwards)
This is the current base entry model. Just because this is also known as the "Bullet", do not assume that all Bullet parts will fit. Early models were available only in black but are now available in various colours. Look out for the winged tank badges, squared off rear mudguard/ tubular rear mudguard stays and unit construction engine.
What is a Euro-4?
In 2017 all new imports into Europe of Royal Enfields needed to meet new regulations called Euro-4. If your bike was first registered in 2017 it does not necessarily mean it was imported in 2017. Importers/ dealers often have large stocks and have to order a long way in advance so many bike sold in 2017 may not be up to Euro-4 specification. There are lots of changes but one more obvious is the introduction of ABS, easily spotted on the B5 and C5 by having a rear disc brake, on the GT look for the ABS module behind the engine.
C5 Classic EFI (2009 - onwards)
This has been in production since 2009. A true retro style, available in various colours as well as chrome. Again it has the triangular toolboxes and an oval cover on the right side just in front. It has the tubular rear mudguard stays that follow the rounded shape of the mudguard.
HIMALAYAN (2018 - onwards)
The 410cc Himalayan is Royal Enfield's first attempt in the adventure bike class, and what a good job they have done! Introduced in India in 2016 as a carburettor model but not until 2018 for the export market. The European/USA export models all have antilock brakes and fuel injection. Originally available in 2 colours - Granite or Snow - and later in 2018, Sleet Grey was added. 21” wheel at the front, 17” wheel at the back but very easy to recognise as it looks like no other Royal Enfield.
Continental GT (2013 - 2018)
Royal Enfield's 535cc cafe racer, using a duplex frame with the same externally looking single cylinder unit construction engine as the C5 and B5 models. Fitted with front and rear disc brakes for the entire life cycle with ABS being fitted to the later year bikes. As standard, available in red, black, green, yellow and makes for a great basis to personalise.
650 Continental GT (2019 - onwards)
Sharing similar looks to the older 535 GT, this café racer style bike is based on a new platform for 2019 and utilises a 650cc parallel twin engine as used on the 650 Interceptor. The engine is an overhead cam type but remains air cooled to keep that traditional look. The bikes are available in a multitude of colours including changes to the wheel colour. The frame is a duplex type and all 650 Continental GT’s are fitted with ABS brakes as standard.
650 Interceptor (2019 - onwards)
Using a legendary name from its past, Royal Enfield have based this model on a new platform for 2019 and utilises a 650cc parallel twin engine. The engine is an overhead cam type but remains air cooled to keep that traditional look. Available in a multitude of colours and in some countries is referred to as the “INT 650”. The frame is a duplex type and all 650 Interceptors are fitted with ABS brakes as standard. The riding position is an upright style as standard .
If your frame number has 9 characters with the third character of 5, the engine size can not be determined. To find out more about your model please contact us.
This is your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and can be found in several places on your bike.
Stamped on the neck of the frame in front of the petrol tank.
Stamped on the engine case on the right hand side just below the cylinder
Stamped on plates in your right hand toolbox
Stamped on the down-tube of your frame
It consists of 17 characters on newer models but can be between 8 and 10 characters for older models. Carefully input the characters as an error can produce a false result. (E.g. the characters '8' and 'B' can look very similar)
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This is intended as a guide to the model and age of your motorbike using the VIN number to help you choose the correct parts. It is not an official validation and we are not responsible for any parts ordered using this data. The normal terms and conditions apply for any parts ordered.