Video Review: Royal Enfield Bullet Trials 500 Works Replica
The Bullet Trials Works Replica (check out our written review) is a retro LAMS option, boasting Royal Enfield’s proven 499cc single and styled as a post war trials bike. Available for $9,190 Ride Away, the Trials 500 is limited to just 150 units here, and 2020 will be the last year of this motor’s production. Check out the full video review to see if it’s right for you!
For more information on the 2020 Royal Enfield Bullet Trials 500 Works Replica, please see the Royal Enfield website here.
2020 Royal Enfield Bullet Trials 500 Works Replica Tech Breakout
The motor used in Royal Enfield’s Bullet Trials 500 is a long standing motor, to be discontinued this year, used in many generations of the Bullet, now with EFI incorporated to bring it up to date. The all-aluminium, 499cc, single-cylinder, four-stoke, twin spark, air-cooled engine with a 84mm x 90mm bore x stroke produces 20.3kW at 5250rpm and 41.3Nm at 4000rpm. The Bullet features both electric and kick start. The Bullet Trials 500 Works Replica has a five-speed constant mesh transmission, with a wet, multi-plate clutch that is cable actuated.
The single downtube frame uses the engine as a stressed member. Front suspension features conventional telescopic forks with 130mm of travel and twin gas charged shock absorbers with 80mm of travel at the rear, remote reservoirs and preload adjustment.
The Bullet sits on 19 inch spoked wheels at the front and 18in at the back, with block treaded CEAT PROGRIPP 90/90-19in tyre at the front and a 110/80-18in at the rear. Front brakes feature a single 280mm disc with a two-piston caliper and ABS, with the rear being a single 240mm disc with a single caliper and ABS.
The Bullet has a total height of 1123mm and a length of 2080mm, a seat height of 800mm and ground clearance of 135mm. The Bullet weighs in at 192kg wet and has a fuel capacity of 13.5L. Halogen lighting is featured in the simple, round headlamp, indicators, and tail/brake light.
2020 Royal Enfield Bullet Trials 500 Works Replica Specifications
Claimed Power: 20.3kW@5250rpm
Claimed Torque: 41.3Nm@4000rpm
Wet Weight: 192kg
Fuel Capacity: 13.5L
Engine: 499cc, single cylinder, four-stoke, twin spark, air-cooled
Gearbox: Five-speed constant mesh
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
Chassis: Single downtube, steel
Suspension: Telescopic forks, 130mm travel, Twin shocks, preload adjustable, 80mm travel
Brakes: 280mm disc, two-piston caliper (f), 240mm disc, single caliper (r), ABS
Wheels & Tyres: Chrome spoked wheels, CEAT PROGRIPP 90/90-19in (f), 110/80-18in (r)
Seat height: 800mm
Ground clearance: 135mm
Overall width: 805mm
Overall length: 2080mm
Overall height: 1123mm
Instruments: Analogue dash w/ speedometer, odometer
2020 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Trials Works Replica Gallery
The Verdict | Video Review: Royal Enfield Bullet Trials 500 Works Replica
The Bullet certainly is a stylish machine and a real head turner. It serves as a great daily commute or an easy weekend ride, however it was disappointing to see it fall short off-road.