1999 Royal Enfield Bullet Deluxe from United States of America
This bike, in my opinion, is substandard
My bike was left to me by my Father, who died right after buying it. I had a VERY hard time registering and insuring the bike. No-one had ever heard of one.
The bike leaked oil from day one. Never could fix that.
Bike never would keep a charge in the battery. Never could fix that.
Bike broke a valve spring at about 1000 miles. Ordered one and received a set for both. Cool. Installed easily in less than one hour.
Bike almost immediately broke the clutch cable. Same deal, ordered one and simple install.
Bike started missing the 1-2 up-shift every time. Adjusted shift ratchet, no parts required.
3800 Miles engine went bang. Broken crankshaft destroyed both engine cases. End of story.
Cost to repair will be more than another bike.
Bike was fun to ride for sure, girls loved it and got almost 80 mpg. Stock unmodified engine would only go about 65, comfy at 45. Definitely stay in town bike. Was pretty labor-intensive to keep running, and blew up way too soon for any new bike. Even a Harley will last longer than that. I will go back to Honda for sure.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 27th October, 2009
11th Oct 2006, 16:11
You must really like to work on bikes huh? All of those things going wrong so early and you're happy with the bike still.
Not to mention the absolute terrible (and at times borderline dangerous) lack of power that has many wondering why bullet is a fitting name.