If you think of the RE Bullet 500 as a respectable tourer and commend it for the level of comfort it provides, your opinions will undoubtedly change after seeing this cafe racer. It was the bike you had imagined when it was born, but Rajputana Customs had other plans for it for the rest of its days.
The well-known denim company Numero Uno had asked them to create a unique model for marketing promotion. The list of modifications made to this bike is longer than the features listed by Royal Enfield for the Bullet 500 or any other bike in the Bullet series.
A non-faired circular headlamp with a chrome outer ring and standard location is now present on the front fascia. To improve handling, thicker USD forks were installed in place of the standard forks. The rims’ black colour complements the Cafe Racer’s overall look.
KTM-sourced forks, which are used for the front suspension, can be seen in use here. The rear end can be ordered with a dust-protecting fender that is nearly nonexistent and sticks closer to the monoshock. There is absolutely no cover on the front side. Rajputana Customs was able to create a single flat seat with a ribbed design by changing the frame.
They are using tyres with thicker sidewalls on both ends, with the back tyre being wider than the front tyre. The underbelly feel has been achieved by using a cut exhaust. The swing-arm of this cafe racer has been altered, giving it a more premium feel than the factory model.
The 499cc, single-cylinder engine in the Royal Enfield Bullet 500 generates 27.2 BHP and 41.3 Nm of torque. The engine is connected to a 5-speed transmission. On this changed version, all of these values remain the same. This modification was carried out by Rajputana Customs in 3 months for a total cost of INR 5 lakh, minus the cost of the donor bike.