2012 Royal Enfield MotorcycleThe top of the G5 line, which draws its styling inspiration from the 1955 Royal Enfield Bullet, the G5 Deluxe is distinguished by its chrome tank, rubber knee pads and plentiful chrome accents.
A large seat makes it appropriate for two-up riding, though the limited power output will keep you off the highway.It may not look it, but the unit construction engine is new and is fuel injected. Starting is via electricity or leg power.A less-adorned Royal Enfield Bullet G5 Classic is also available and runs $200 less than the G5 Deluxe.2012 Royal Enfield Bullet G5 Deluxe Quick Stats:
ENGINE TYPE: Pushrod single
WHEELBASE: 54 inches
BORE x STROKE: 84mm x 90mm
FUEL CAPACITY: 3.8 gallons
MAXIMUM HP: 27 @ 5250 rpm
CURB WEIGHT: 412 pounds
MAX. TORQUE: 30 ft/lbs @ 4000 rpm
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