Royal Enfield Bullet V-Twin: Seeing Double
Anyway, the bike now weighs around 165kg, around the same as any stock Bullet. The engine is heavier, but the bike’s lost weight everywhere else – the blessings of a cafe racer design. And the fact that they didn’t make it a cruiser shows they have sufficient functioning grey cells. But then again, it’s all about the engine here. And what an engine it is.
A single-cylinder Bullet beats with a soulful, almost idyllic tempo. This one, with its two-cylinder heart belts out a tune that beats the hell out of any nightclub around. Now, I’ve seen my share of V-twins and ridden more than I deserve to. But even as Dean kicks the mighty V-twin, the sight of it rocking to life, sitting there burbling contentedly, is almost too much. I burst out laughing, my eyes widen. It’s a sight that’s guaranteed to light the fuse in your pants.