Royal Enfield plans to pull the wraps off two new models for the US market at the New York Motorcycle Show this Friday. The 2011 Royal Enfield Bullet C5 Classic Chrome you see here is, as the name suggests, a be-dazzled version of the regular Bullet Classic. There’s also the 2011 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 below, a simple take on the company’s basic standard, now (as with all the other models) with fuel-injection added to the 499cc single-cylinder engine.
Grant reviewed the Royal Enfield C5 Military — mechanically identical to both of these new models — and found it to be a nice throwback around-town bike, but a pain in the ass once you tried to take it on the highway or anywhere else that required speeds of 65mph or above. He concluded, “It’s still a Harley for hipsters.”