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I am planning to buy a Royal Enfield Standard 350. But I learnt that old Bullets (1980's, 1990's bikes) are costly than 2000 and later Bullets? Is it true, If so, why is it true? Is it ok if I buy a 1980's Bullet and how much can I pay for such bikes.

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Prajeeth
  • 3666 day(s) ago by Prajeeth
Under: Royal Enfield Bullet #Bikes
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older bullet r better because they r heavy in weight as 1965 range r 200kg,, 1972 models r 180 kg .1985 s r 166kg . so give diffrent performance .. but i think 2000 model if u get in cheep rate go for it . because yet u can find sealed engine in 2000 range ,which is imposible in older model ..
now a craz for old bullets so many seller r getting old bullet in junked condition and changing spare from one to another with some buffed , local paint making for sale .. that is not a good bike.. so i reffer to go for 2000 for genue and more millage .. mostly old bullets r engine no punched pl check with mechanik ..
 

Posted: 3665 day(s) ago

Hi,
The better idea lies in going for 200 and above models as it can give good performance and the same can be genuinly used for another ten yers or so.
 

Posted: 3663 day(s) ago


Kishore Kumar
Royal Enfield
Bullet
Owner
Dear Mr.Prajeeth,
The older models are the good ones to buy. Basically i could put it like this:1)The gauge used for the Engine body is thicker than the current versions.2)The Engine Begin, the Camshaft, the camwheels are heavier than the latest models and hence the engine movement is made easier, without much energy consumption.3)With the original Head and the Bore, with a zero sized piston would give the original THUMPING SOUND OF A BULLET (if the cam is not fitted excentre).The average mileage is around 35 kmpl.
If one has enough time to spend on a bike, better buy the older versions, and not the latest ones which are mere replicas by all ways and means.
The standard version bullet is the only alternative in the latest series.i.e the one with Delco, and not the electronic models.
Happy biking !!
 

Posted: 3662 day(s) ago


Sundar
Royal Enfield
Bullet
Owner
Prajeeth,
if u live in Bangalore, u can meet my mechanic for clarifications. he's an expert in RE and can help u.
contact Babu(9341947744)
Sundar
 

Posted: 3662 day(s) ago


Ashish Bali
Sir I have 79 mode std bullet is it better than new bullet . And one more thing my std bullet is reliable than new bullet. Thanks. Bali
 

Posted: 2386 day(s) ago


David
New bullets may look good ... But the thump which it gives you is fake...its like dug dug dug.... But the old one will give you a dhugg dhugg dhugg....
 

Posted: 2330 day(s) ago


Visakh
Please help me. I need old bullet but which model bullet should i take?? Which is better. Does old bullet engine heat fast? Is it not good for long journey? Plz reply.
Thank you
 

Posted: 2276 day(s) ago


Gagandeep Singh
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Posted: 2223 day(s) ago


Gagandeep Singh
All you faggots, who claim that old bullet is reliable than new one, just watch out your words before saying so. Do you havw any example or incident which proves or convince that old bullet models were better??? I am having UCE new model bullet with left side gear Standard bullet 2012 model. Its been almost 1.5 years i havent faced any trouble from my motorcycle, new bullets are much advanced when it comes to Power, Torque and BHP. Even new bullets dont have the problem of engine oil leaking, so you wont face any trouble getting your jeans greased by the leaked oil, on the top of it the older bullets were prone to face power fluctuations because of poor energy transmission, which was the reason that the older bullets suddenly got stopped while on highways..
 

Posted: 2223 day(s) ago


Gagandeep Singh
older bullets usually stopped while running for no reasons, but with improved technology, the bullets which are coming nowadays are more reliable. Take the new bullet on highway and forget the worries and problems which you can face in older bullets....you must have saw people with old bullet sitting next to mechanic every noe and then, if bullet of the past was so reliable then why those people used to visit their mechanic with their bullets?? See..the very simple reason which i found is, that the paises that old bullet is better than new one is circulated rumor by the mechanics of bullets because if people will start buying new bullet which is problem free, then how can they (mechanics) survive their living as they will not get their customers frequently.
 

Posted: 2223 day(s) ago


Gagandeep Singh
GUYS, OLD BULLET IS ONLY GOOD BECAUSE OF THE BEAT DUG DUG DUG WHICH WAS 3 (three) NOTE PER SECOND, NOWADAYS BULLET THUMP IS ALMOST EQUALLY LOUD..BUT THE THUMP NOTE IS SIX NOTE/ BEAT PER SECOND..LIKE DUG DUG DUG DUG DUG DUG per SECOND. MY LAST ADVICE IS, THAT IF YOU WANT A BIKE FOR A COLLECTION OR TO PRESERVE THE HERITAGE OR THE LEGEND OF BULLET AND YOUR DAILY USAGE OF BIKE IS NOT MORE THAN 5 to 10Km A DAY, AND YOU ARE WILLING TO PAY THE PRICE OF A 5 to 7 YEAR OLD BULLET MORE THAN THE PRICE OF A SHOWROOMS BRAND NEW BULLET WITH WARRANTY, THEN GO FOR THE OLD BULLET WHICH WILL COST YOU 120000 or so.........BUT IF YOU WANT THE CLASSIC OLD STYLE OF BULLET, RELIABLE ENGINE, RELIABLE POWER BUT WITH THE SAME OLD STYLE, GO FOR THE NEW BULLET WHICH STARTS FROM 107000 STANDARD MODEL.........AS FAR AS THOSE DUMB PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED WHO SAYS THAT A PRIGINAL BULLET IS THE ONE WHICH MAKE THE SOUND OF DUG DUG..LET ME REMIND YOU THAT HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A BULLET OF A POLICEMEN, OR A MILITARY MEN??? THEIR BULLETS ARE SILENT AND THEY DONT PRODUCE LOUD EAR TEARING SOUND LIKE DUG DUG....REASON???? THEY ARE STILL USING THE SAME SILENCER WHICH THE COMPANY PROVIDED....THE ONLY THING WHICH IS CAUSING THE BULLET TO SOUND LIKE DUG DUG IS THE REPLACEMENT OF COMPANY FITTED SILENCER WITH A FREEFLOW SILENCER. SO YOU ALL ILLITERATE AND DUMB PEOPLE WHO SAYS THAT NEW BULLETS ARE NOT REAL BULLETS AS THEY DONT PRODUCE DUG DUG SOUND..YOU STUPID FELLOWS, TRY TO CHANGE YOU COMPANY FITTED SILENCER WITH A FREE FLOW SILENCER AND THEN SEE THE MAGIC.
 

Posted: 2223 day(s) ago


Abhishek
Very good lines said by Gagandeep Singh............
 

Posted: 2124 day(s) ago


Kaustubh Borkar
I have my own 350 cc classic bullet make 1965, I want sale it. So what is the exact price now and in 1965?
 

Posted: 1650 day(s) ago


Kaustubh Borkar
I have my own 350 cc classic bullet make 1965, I want sale it. So what is the exact price now and in 1965?
 

Posted: 1650 day(s) ago


Sabin
Dear Kaustub,If the vechile is good condition i can give you 45000-5000
 

Posted: 1645 day(s) ago


Docsen
morons only compare the two motorcycles...the cast iron is a classic...will always be...the new enfield bikes are really good bikes...but they are simply NOT bullets....only the enlightened will understand....others can keep on experimenting with free flow silencers n all...cheers....ride safe..
 

Posted: 1641 day(s) ago


Vickey
I have 1962 model bullet if any need contact 08505084617
 

Posted: 1537 day(s) ago


Bhanu Pratap Singh
Gagandeep singh has good answer.new bullets are too good in speed and milage and reliable.u feel not worry with new bullets.
 

Posted: 1507 day(s) ago


Mayank
old bullet are always better now a days bullet give more maintenance but if u rebuild your old bullet u have better one and yes old bullet price is always more due to its heavy crank and quality
and yea leakage of oil is not issue your bullet needs better packing your old bullet might give u same value after few years but new one will never nor the showroom gives
and also there is diirect neutral option in old one
 

Posted: 1466 day(s) ago


Satish
HI guys,
I hv read all your views. and thanks for info. and I have old bullet 1983 model I using since 4years and recently I used my friends new model 350CC royal enfield. As of my experience new model bullet is just like a normal bike with heavy body and hard beating.. but old model is really classic. u wii know the feel when u riding it. riding old bullets is not a children play. u need to understand it first. and my 3yrs baby can start new enfield with self start. If u cant start a bullet with kick.. there no point left to use bullet.
 

Posted: 1464 day(s) ago


S Ramesh
Buddies no argument .Old is gold.If u want to enjoy the ride of a bullet go for the old model, not later than 2008. I am having a 1980 model.
 

Posted: 1453 day(s) ago


S Ramesh
Those who are saying new bullet is the best let me tell you the new bullet is only a heavy bike for your kind information. You people can't even put the centre stand of the old mod
 

Posted: 1453 day(s) ago


Tonmoy
i'm a customer of bullet. this is a long journey bike , not for local use & milege is not good , but good one...
 

Posted: 1453 day(s) ago


Soni
I am also a fan of Old bullet (1960-1983). If any one have this model in running condition at Kerala please send email - sonicsamuel@gmail.com with expected price...
 

Posted: 1416 day(s) ago


Amraz Hameed
Is it possible to increase the weight of the crank of new uce bullet
Respond plzzz
 

Posted: 1220 day(s) ago


HARI
sure Amraz Hameed you can increase the weight of the crank of a new bullet
 

Posted: 1147 day(s) ago


BUDHADITYA GOSWAMI
Hi I am Budhaditya from kolkata and I am planning to bye a old ci engine std bullet 350 but for that reason I need a reliable good knowing person who can suggest me how to purchase
 

Posted: 986 day(s) ago


Kuldeep Chauhan
I have 1980model bullet look like Harley Davidson. I have money problems so I sale. Paper damage. Interested buyers call me. Price 65000 mob no 9690201334
 

Posted: 961 day(s) ago


Mohit
I have 1998 model bullet standard its like owsome condition so if any need this to contact me 9999360638
 

Posted: 922 day(s) ago


Vicky
where i get 2000 model bullet
 

Posted: 751 day(s) ago


Rocky
i want to sale my 1983 model bullet .no need in engine work price 125000/- no negotiation 7426899803
 

Posted: 669 day(s) ago


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