Royal Enfield Bullet electra 5s review / road test
by enfielder Posted on Aug,22,2010 at 12:40 PM
Pros original looks, reliable, excellent handling, very comfortable for long drives, Excellent looks
Cons High cost of maintainance, Engine oil leakage problems, Noise problem
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I have a
bullet electra 5S(ES+DB), Magic Black, 6 months old and have done 7000Kms. Let me explain
about myself first, i have owned and driven Rx100, RX135, splendour, Caliber, wind and
Now i have Caliber and bullet left with me. Caliber has done 1,00,000+ and is 10
years old(very first model) and bullet is the most recent purchase.
I am a regular
biker and my daily run is around 80 Kms. I drive to and fro office in Gurgaon from Delhi.
I attempted to purchase bullet as i have driven almost all the bikes but not bullet, so i
landed over to bullet. Though i will keep this machine for long but i want to explain the
facts for those who really want to know about bullet.
problems with bullet:-
MIleage (30-35 Km/L) when you drive below 60km/hr
(2) High cost of maintainance( Even
free services cost 700Rs, just for oil change.
(3) Engine oil leakage problems.
Clutch gets loosened in heavy traffic and frequent gear shifting.
(5) Noise problem(
apart from thump).
(7) Low ground clearance(silencer and stand touches ground on crossing
Good about bullet:-
(1) reliable, excellent handling
(2) Brand value
very comfortable for long drives
(4) Excellent looks.
The self start will definitely
chuck up the battery as the standard battery is fitted and is not maintainance free. I got
the battery replaced from EXIDE as the service centre people dont consider it as under
Factory fitted rear view mirror at left hand is low aligned and touches
the wrist(GO AND CHECK IF YOU OWN ONE).
Battery box is of bad quality and with lock
which can be opened with any key or hairclip(TRY THIS), so battery can be stolen very
Kick dont work when you are down in traffic(DUE TO PRESSURE)
frequently fused( Tail lamp, meter bulbs)
Clutch wear and tear is very high and plates
need to be changed every 3000Kms.
tappit noise from crank is somewhat nobody will
appreciate and only driver can feel it.
The serbice people say that the problems will
be fixed in next service, but they never fix and dont even understand the issue.
direct contact with the Head of service(North India) to get good service, then only i got
a service which i rate 7/10, elase it is always 5/10.
I have also tested the machine
running delhi-Chandigarh-Delhi(office cruise trip) non-stop in 13 hours and it responded
extremely well though with a competition with Pulsars and karizmas.
The best thing is
drive comfort and excellent handling.
All the problems in the bullet are because the
company is not taking interest in QA before delivering the bikes. Also the CNC technology
is not the best(leakage issues). I have my caliber still with me because it had never
given any problem and still gives 65Km/L.
Considering all the facts, i can only suggest
that if you want peace of mind, DONâ€™T GO FOR BULLET, because once you own it, you
will not be able to complain to anybody about your decision of owing it.
I had visited
service centre 17 times in three services, because they can never deliver a completely
serviced and problem free bike. Also the bullet owner never show their problems and
frustration on road but you can SEE THIS IN THE SERVICE CENTRE(only complaints and no
So If you are just an average rider and dont want to be in problems, dont
purchase a bullet. It will definitely empty your pocket in terms of purchase, fuel and
maintainance. On an all it will cost you 2.50Rs/Km as overall running cost. OR IF STILL
YOU WANT TO OWN I AM ALSO HERE TO WELCOME YOU IN BULLET WORLD.
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I want to nuy this vehicle
by siddharth Posted on Jul,14,2010 at 11:10 AM
Pros great looks
Cons no idea
how do i buy this vehicle ... my number is 9849306795... siddharth
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