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Why did you buy a Bullet?
  • Why did you buy a Bullet?

    created by: Brian12:00 AMMon, October 9, 2006
  • Give me the one main reason why you bought a Bullet, other than it being the Bullet.

    The One true Reason......

  • rajesh sekar

    12:00 AM Tue, October 10, 2006
  • the thump which beats with ur heart and the outdated yet elegant and captivating feel when u drive...

  • Unzi Juneja

    12:00 AM Tue, October 10, 2006
  • When the shining metal takes the shape of your dreams, the thump of the iron-stallion responds to the call of the open roads.
    If that ain't reason enough, then can't figure out what will shake up the soul within!!

    Krishna.

  • Prashant Aluru

    12:00 AM Tue, October 10, 2006
  • The Bullet is unique in this world, the sound and the look are excellent, it is one of a kind.

  • MANOJ KUMAR NEGI

    12:00 AM Wed, October 11, 2006
  • I grew up on the tank of my dad's Enfield. There was no doubt about what bike I would but when I did :)

  • Ratnadeep Jadhav

    12:00 AM Thu, October 12, 2006
  • I was going to get a Honda dual purpose CRF-350 or 400, but at over $6000.00 it was WAY out of my price range. I came across an ad for an Enfield in a motorcycle magazine and was intrigued, it kind of looked like a bike I had growing up, and I was VERY familiar with them and all of there little quirks. I went to a dealer in Hastings and took a look, he had a demo model that he was trying to get rid of, so I got it. I don't regret it. So why did I get one? Price and nostalgia.

  • Sagar Shewale

    12:00 AM Wed, October 18, 2006
  • I really cant say why I chose to ride a bullet. Bullet was the first two wheeler (after a bicycle) I rode. I know from then I will not like to any other plastic ones.

  • Vineesh V

    12:00 AM Fri, October 27, 2006
  • Riding a BULLET is just like riding a Beast. You definitely get attention of people when you ride a Bullet.

  • Chacko Jacob

    12:00 AM Mon, November 20, 2006
  • My local dealer had one. It was a new 2000 model and I paid only 2800 USD for it. It has the look and feel of a restored British bike and had a warranty also. Of course I didnt know, at the time, about all the accessories, the lore, and , of course, all the wonderful bullet enthuisists which use this website. These perks were just icing on the cake. The bullet is reliable, good looking, and always draws a crowd. I have seen people walk right past a $30,000 Harley to get a look at my RE. I enjoy both fast and slow riding with my Bullet 500. Whether it is the slow steady thump of a cool cruise through the countryside, or the howl of the goldstar silencer as I fly down the backroads, there is not quite anything like an Enfield. Happy thumping, DEW.

  • Pete Vowles

    12:00 AM Tue, December 5, 2006
  • Why I bought a Bullet? There's a pleasure in being mad, which only the madman knows!!!

  • Paresh Degamwala

    12:00 AM Sat, December 9, 2006
  • 2.5 yrs back, I rode a 350 and 1 ride was enough to make me go for it!!!!
    for furthur dtails u can read my number plate nd my I st trip story !
    Just 1 ride was enough.......believe me, if u ride it once may be u'll know y are Bulleteers so crazy abt their bikes!
    And of course it bieng a Bullet was the other reason! many reasons other than these too!
    Cheers!

  • Ian Grimmett

    12:00 AM Mon, December 18, 2006
  • I used a Yezdi 250cc priorly, downgrading to a 100/150cc was unthinkable, also bull was always in my dreams, after getting a job I made my dream come true, even all of my friends discouraged me. Which bike has this thumping and class like this legend?!!, that is RE.

  • Mathew Daniel

    12:00 AM Tue, January 9, 2007
  • a bike is a symbol of freedom and the bullet is a bike screaming it!

  • Avinash S.kumar

    12:00 AM Tue, January 30, 2007
  • Hey !!!
    Kyoki ....Jab Bullet Chale To Dunia Rasta De ......
    understand? It's me Vipul frm jai/raj

  • Randeep Sekhon

    12:00 AM Fri, February 9, 2007
  • i bought it bcos i always knew that we were meant for each other that is why after buying 2 two wheelers and a car i ultimately bought my dream bike at the age of 30 after becoming father of two kids. i feel like a teenager again. i have bought it just a week back and i cant take my hands and eyes off it. its 1999 dec model which i bought for Rs 28,000. its in a excellent condition. like to make friends with other bull owners. do contact me at a_slathia@yahoo.com. happy thumping

  • Jaideep Rayapudi Rayapudi

    12:00 AM Sat, February 17, 2007
  • I have 86 Std and nothing matches its class. I am riding it since 1995 so no other bike even came close to its strength.

  • S. Manoj

    12:00 AM Fri, March 30, 2007
  • Its a beautifull machine. All polished and buffed it has that understated presence that cannot be matched by black alloys of indo-jap cycles or even all chorme harleys.

    And the sound says it all. Even the jappos are trying to put that sound in thier quick revving mixer-grinders...but have failed.....

  • Vijitha Ranasinghe

    12:00 AM Sun, April 1, 2007
  • Bcuz its gonna be YOUR bike. it wil respond to you & only you. A Bullet is practically like your wife. Try to start another fellows Bullet in pristine conditoin it wont respond. Give it to him it wil in a touch. Thats the magic of a Bullet. Its a companion like no other.

  • Ankur Mahanta

    12:00 AM Sun, May 13, 2007
  • I bought this legend because it has imperfections however, still manages to work around it and give you the best. All other bikes try to hide their facilities but Bullet just says, "this is what I am-what you see is what you get". As his/her owner you tend to adjust just as s/he tends to adjust with your imperfections (some don't know the proper clutch/gear operation, some miss the regular check ups, some just push it to the extreme). It is this character that prompted me to own...err...."befriend" one.

  • Naresh Kumar

    12:00 AM Mon, June 25, 2007
  • I see my Standard 350 as an extended part of myself. I can not do without it. Bullet is my first and last crush.. I love my bike.

  • Matthew Haymes

    12:00 AM Thu, June 28, 2007
  • Why for me..hmmm...Very simple..My dad finally said 'Yes' to let me take a bike...and with NO 2nd thoughts it had to be an Enfield..I finally took a ThunderBird last month...a 350cc cruiser machine!! :)

  • ashwinder bhinder

    12:00 AM Wed, July 4, 2007
  • Thats one word to sum it all up over the other measly two wheelers....

  • Anil Gangawat

    12:00 AM Thu, July 5, 2007
  • Owned a std350 back when I was in India...all black, classic full fenders, cb-point....with a buffed engine...it was poetic to look at.....and it toured fantastic......Best bike to tour India on.......good pace of 70 to 90 kmph, carries a lot of stuff and looks and sounds great while doing it..

  • Sanjay Kumar

    12:00 AM Thu, July 5, 2007
  • I don't think there is enough space to put all the reasons. Combine all the reasons or should I say feelings and think of having a girlfriend. With all the small fights with the problems and at the same time all the love that is bestowed upon you.......It will listen to you but your girlfriend does not. Love Her. Vishal

  • Deepak Chouhan

    12:00 AM Tue, July 10, 2007
  • Simple, you love a girl because you love her, no matter she might not be Miss Universe or Miss Earth for others, but for you she is everything.
    Every part of my RE is loveable.

  • John Lambert

    12:00 AM Tue, July 10, 2007
  • Bcse its a complete package.

  • Johnny Rozario

    12:00 AM Sat, July 14, 2007
  • I really thought for a really long time but didn't wanted to give up. Let me put it in THIS WAY: WHY YOUR MOTHER IS YOUR MOTHER OR YOUR FATHER YOUR FATHER?, to some answer to this is simple but I say YOU OR ME have no CHOICE in this. It's not so simple to put in words, it there to be experienced. Why do you close your eyes when you pray? The answer is similar to your question. IF ON EARTH, ANY non-living THING, WHICH HAD, HAVE OR WILL HAVE A "soul" IT IS BULLET. It's more than 2 wheels, an engine or a seat. As SOMEONE said on this site - BULLET CARIES OUR SOUL. got the "." my dear friend.

  • Vimal Kaul

    12:00 AM Sun, July 15, 2007
  • Like Raymond Clothing, Jockey Inners, Ray Ban Sunglasses, Omega Time fashion, Old Spice Kit, Nike Casuals, Lee Cooper Leathers, Park Avenue perfume One is not a complete man without a ROYAL ENFIELD............

  • Pratheep N

    12:00 AM Sun, July 15, 2007
  • Last eleven years RE Thunderbird 2005 is my seventh two wheeler. My thirst of 100% biking ends here. Now I even can't think of any alternate of RE. I can go anywhere with my RE Thunderbird.

  • dineshraj saravanan

    12:00 AM Tue, July 17, 2007
  • Answer to this question requires bigger analysis. All who bought Bullet is not went and bought one fine day! All of them went through severe pain like giving birth to a child. The seed of Bullet get in to heart in childhood. Then that seed start to grow there, this take many years. They wait to cross 18. During these time Boys dream the Bullet and ride it through all plains. When ever they hear sound of Bullet they run out to see that beloved darling. If Bullet parked some where, circle around it and admire. Then the relationship grows and become a part of heart. May be after 18, he may not have money to get the darling. Then he start saving money to get that darling Bullet, once he become a man he goes and get that darling bull. This state is known as Nirvana, the ultimate bliss. There is no joy beyond this.

  • Tyler Seely

    12:00 AM Tue, August 21, 2007
  • Bullet is not like just any other bike you go out, buy, and ride. Its an attitude and that takes time to develop.MOreover, its my personal feeling that this is one bike that chooses its owners coz i know many people who have money and that they can have it cash down but they never dare to ride this one guys trust me. Perhaps it is the truth that one has to grow up for a bullet.

    So called critics/experts have retorts like “men blessed with half a brain or masochists or worse womanizers at the tip of their tongues to define bullet aficionados. But are these informed opinions or just unwanted slandering of an icon of national progress?

    Well, all jokes about the venerable bullet are partially rooted in reality. Who else but a person severely handicapped in the brains department would end up with a bike that leaks oil on the very first day, snaps cables on the second, drops off the exhaust pipe on the third, and faithfully takes you to the hospital on the fourth day to get your backbone rearranged.

    People sometimes find it difficult to understand why we do, what we do. To them we ask...have you experienced the high when throngs of people rush to wave at you, from the remotest of villages, as you roar by? Have you had policemen flag you down, only to click photographs with you? Have you been chased by elephants, sputtered through freezing glacial rivers and hugged your broken down bike, in the back of a truck? Have you ever whispered sweet nothings, verbally encouraging your bike along an unsurmountable slope? Only then do you understand what Bulleteering is all about!

    ITS a never ceasing PASSION and it distinguishes MAN FROM BOYS

  • Dushyant Katragadda

    12:00 AM Thu, October 4, 2007
  • Bullet is not like just any other bike you go out, buy, and ride. Its an attitude and that takes time to develop.MOreover, its my personal feeling that this is one bike that chooses its owners coz i know many people who have money and that they can have it cash down but they never dare to ride this one guys trust me. Perhaps it is the truth that one has to grow up for a bullet.

    So called critics/experts have retorts like “men blessed with half a brain or masochists or worse womanizers at the tip of their tongues to define bullet aficionados. But are these informed opinions or just unwanted slandering of an icon of national progress?

    Well, all jokes about the venerable bullet are partially rooted in reality. Who else but a person severely handicapped in the brains department would end up with a bike that leaks oil on the very first day, snaps cables on the second, drops off the exhaust pipe on the third, and faithfully takes you to the hospital on the fourth day to get your backbone rearranged.

    People sometimes find it difficult to understand why we do, what we do. To them we ask...have you experienced the high when throngs of people rush to wave at you, from the remotest of villages, as you roar by? Have you had policemen flag you down, only to click photographs with you? Have you been chased by elephants, sputtered through freezing glacial rivers and hugged your broken down bike, in the back of a truck? Have you ever whispered sweet nothings, verbally encouraging your bike along an unsurmountable slope? Only then do you understand what Bulleteering is all about!

    ITS a never ceasing PASSION and it distinguishes MAN FROM BOYS

    Well written Bhaskar! I can only echo your sentiment although I am but a novice here to the Bulleting hall of fame... The wait to get one was well worth it and the reward sweet! Royal Enfield Std 350. In these few days, I have had innumerable admiring glances at my bike, quite a few questions and one salute from a cop as I rode past a barrier as he waved me through.

  • Johnny Rozario

    12:00 AM Fri, October 19, 2007
  • Bullet is not like just any other bike you go out, buy, and ride. Its an attitude and that takes time to develop.MOreover, its my personal feeling that this is one bike that chooses its owners coz i know many people who have money and that they can have it cash down but they never dare to ride this one guys trust me. Perhaps it is the truth that one has to grow up for a bullet.

    So called critics/experts have retorts like “men blessed with half a brain or masochists or worse womanizers at the tip of their tongues to define bullet aficionados. But are these informed opinions or just unwanted slandering of an icon of national progress?

    Well, all jokes about the venerable bullet are partially rooted in reality. Who else but a person severely handicapped in the brains department would end up with a bike that leaks oil on the very first day, snaps cables on the second, drops off the exhaust pipe on the third, and faithfully takes you to the hospital on the fourth day to get your backbone rearranged.

    People sometimes find it difficult to understand why we do, what we do. To them we ask...have you experienced the high when throngs of people rush to wave at you, from the remotest of villages, as you roar by? Have you had policemen flag you down, only to click photographs with you? Have you been chased by elephants, sputtered through freezing glacial rivers and hugged your broken down bike, in the back of a truck? Have you ever whispered sweet nothings, verbally encouraging your bike along an unsurmountable slope? Only then do you understand what Bulleteering is all about!

    ITS a never ceasing PASSION and it distinguishes MAN FROM BOYS

    BAHUT BADIYA
    THOUGH PICTURE SAYS THOUSAND WORDS, YOU TRULY MADE THE POINT CLEAR
    VERY WELL SAID

  • Don Don

    12:00 AM Tue, October 30, 2007
  • Its the second best "ride" a man can get in this world. A majority of owners, including me, would argue that its the best.

    Morevoer, it talks to you. It keeps you in control while riding, not allowing to ride rash.

  • Biddappa Chenanda

    12:00 AM Tue, October 30, 2007
  • I've reasons to buy a Bullet and those are....
    1. It was my Dream
    2. The Comfort level it gives u.
    3. Stability on the Roads at high speed as well.
    4. Power of the Engine
    5. Look and Feel
    And Last but not the least
    6. Long Life of engine and No problem in Long Run/Ride

  • Biddappa Chenanda

    12:00 AM Tue, October 30, 2007
  • As I ride my ThunderBird; I've noticed one thing that you just have to give the direction to you bull and it rides automatically...! I dont know who will agree with me but I can feel this while riding..!

  • Pete Vowles

    12:00 AM Wed, November 14, 2007
  • Because it was there!!!

  • Chandrahas Khedekar

    12:00 AM Tue, November 20, 2007
  • Hi,

    I used to see all the seniors in my family and other known sources creating beastly thump and pass by and admire the bull. i had kept a target to own one when i start earning. it took me five years of hard work to own my own Bull. Proud to be a bulleteer!!

  • Aditya Yadav

    12:00 AM Sat, March 22, 2008
  • Its not just a bike to commute, its more than anything else. Every sunday when I sit with my bike, my car will be parked with full dust covered, will spend atleast an hour in cleaning by bike..... making it shine...

  • Riyaz Usman

    12:00 AM Tue, April 8, 2008
  • I first dreamt of owning a bullet when I was in 10th. The stately thump was something mystical, magical.. I traveled all over the world, drove many motorcycles, but my heart was with the Bullet only.
    I saved enough and finally bought a std model. Bringing the bike home was the fulfillment of a lifelong ambition. It was a homecoming as much for me, as it was for my new bullet.
    Everytime I hear her thump, I feel she is trying to tell me something. I get tears and goose pimples when people admire her stately elegance.
    She gives me a rush which I got only when my daughter was born. Given a choice, I'd park her in my living room but my wife will not allow that.
    I dont know why I bought a bullet, but I'm glad she finally became a part of my life..

  • Anuj Saini

    12:00 AM Fri, April 11, 2008
  • for a bullet rider there is absolutely no choice.......

    I drove a bullet 15 years till 1993 when i had a major knee injury and biking had to stop....
    then got on with life but no fun..
    1 month ago.... heard of a guy selling his 2005 electra and bought it on an impulse.
    AND I SAY IT IS MY BEST DECISION IN LAST 15 YEARS.
    Getting on the bullet after 15 years was like a happy home coming and the "high" just came in a second.

    That god for nice things... BULLETS included.

  • Chandrahas Khedekar

    12:00 AM Sun, May 25, 2008
  • As a child, when i saw my elder cousin riding bullet in the high range of kerala, it was a dream to own one when i grow up. i saved for 4 yrs after i joined work and bought a thunderbird. it was a great sense of accomplishment. Also, the power, comfort, sturdiness and fellowship of bulleteers make me a part of a great community.

    Happy Thumping!!

    George Varghese

  • Shailay Siddhartha

    12:00 AM Wed, June 25, 2008
  • Bullet is not like just any other bike you go out, buy, and ride. Its an attitude and that takes time to develop.MOreover, its my personal feeling that this is one bike that chooses its owners coz i know many people who have money and that they can have it cash down but they never dare to ride this one guys trust me. Perhaps it is the truth that one has to grow up for a bullet.

    So called critics/experts have retorts like “men blessed with half a brain or masochists or worse womanizers at the tip of their tongues to define bullet aficionados. But are these informed opinions or just unwanted slandering of an icon of national progress?

    Well, all jokes about the venerable bullet are partially rooted in reality. Who else but a person severely handicapped in the brains department would end up with a bike that leaks oil on the very first day, snaps cables on the second, drops off the exhaust pipe on the third, and faithfully takes you to the hospital on the fourth day to get your backbone rearranged.

    People sometimes find it difficult to understand why we do, what we do. To them we ask...have you experienced the high when throngs of people rush to wave at you, from the remotest of villages, as you roar by? Have you had policemen flag you down, only to click photographs with you? Have you been chased by elephants, sputtered through freezing glacial rivers and hugged your broken down bike, in the back of a truck? Have you ever whispered sweet nothings, verbally encouraging your bike along an unsurmountable slope? Only then do you understand what Bulleteering is all about!

    ITS a never ceasing PASSION and it distinguishes MAN FROM BOYS

    i had goose bumps when i read it :)

  • Tyler Seely

    12:00 AM Mon, June 30, 2008
  • Well, this is a big question i ever asked myself.......its if for mileage, NO, is it for sleek gear shifts, absolutely NO, these are few things that lesser beings talk about when they prepare their mind to ride.........but bulleteiring is entirely a different issue altogether.......its the THRUMP, the FEEL, that can only be felt and not described in words........Its a BUG that bites you and you decide to take on the world head on..........its there althrough but no one feels but when you do...you end up buying one and treverse the length.

    WE believe in going our own way no matter which way the rest of the world is going. We believe in bucking the system that’s built to smash individuals like bugs in the windshield. Some of us believe in the man upstairs. We believe sticking it to the man down here. We believe in wearing black because it does not show any dirt or weakness. We believe the world is going soft and we are not going along with it. We believe in roadside attractions, gasstations & fast-food and finding out what’s over the next hill. We believe in rumbling engines. we believe life is what we make and we make it one hell of a ride. We believe the machine we sit on can tell the world exactly where we stand and we don’t care what everyone believes………….ROYAL RHINOS

    its the irony of life, that if you want to get nothing than the best....you most often get it.

  • Tyler Seely

    12:00 AM Mon, June 30, 2008
  • Well, this is a big question i ever asked myself.......its if for mileage, NO, is it for sleek gear shifts, absolutely NO, these are few things that lesser beings talk about when they prepare their mind to ride.........but bulleteiring is entirely a different issue altogether.......its the THRUMP, the FEEL, that can only be felt and not described in words........Its a BUG that bites you and you decide to take on the world head on..........its there althrough but no one feels but when you do...you end up buying one and treverse the length.

    WE believe in going our own way no matter which way the rest of the world is going. We believe in bucking the system that’s built to smash individuals like bugs in the windshield. Some of us believe in the man upstairs. We believe sticking it to the man down here. We believe in wearing black because it does not show any dirt or weakness. We believe the world is going soft and we are not going along with it. We believe in roadside attractions, gasstations & fast-food and finding out what’s over the next hill. We believe in rumbling engines. we believe life is what we make and we make it one hell of a ride. We believe the machine we sit on can tell the world exactly where we stand and we don’t care what everyone believes………….ROYAL RHINOS

  • Angshuman Bhattacharjee

    12:00 AM Wed, July 2, 2008
  • hey guys and the veteran bulleteers
    i still havent got a bullet yet but as soon as i land on the mumbai airport, i m gonna run and take one in my custody....i am presently workin in abu dhabi..yeah most of u will think that the guy has minted money so why not..but its not true...i am a scaled model collector and thus spend all wat i get in a month...but not to worry as i have saved up for this day....its been a year i havent got on a bike but no more i cant take this life without the bike and wind in my hair and face.....i know some people r gettin troubled but i guess they will understand when they will c the grin on my face when i will ride home a bullet instead of savings.......wish me luck guys and catch u soon.....till then...

  • Karan Sharma

    12:00 AM Mon, August 25, 2008
  • I bought a 96 model 350 from my friend. It was one of the initial days my bike came to halt at IIT Gate (Delhi) at midnight. I was not able to find what the problem with the bike is. With in half and hour 4 Bull riders stopped and try to help me. Last one got the problem. Fuse gone. He took a spare fuse from his bull and fixed the problem. Today he is a good friend of mine, doing long rides together. I am sure that if I were on any other bike nobody would have helped me. People might say high maintenance cost, low mileage, heavy, noisy and illogic (Right shift of gears), they are right; they think it as a piece of metal. This is what this bike all about. Bull can only be maintained by those who have passion. Others please don’t buy this machine.

  • Karan Sharma

    12:00 AM Mon, August 25, 2008
  • Answer to this question requires bigger analysis. All who bought Bullet is not went and bought one fine day! All of them went through severe pain like giving birth to a child. The seed of Bullet get in to heart in childhood. Then that seed start to grow there, this take many years. They wait to cross 18. During these time Boys dream the Bullet and ride it through all plains. When ever they hear sound of Bullet they run out to see that beloved darling. If Bullet parked some where, circle around it and admire. Then the relationship grows and become a part of heart. May be after 18, he may not have money to get the darling. Then he start saving money to get that darling Bullet, once he become a man he goes and get that darling bull. This state is known as Nirvana, the ultimate bliss. There is no joy beyond this.

    Absolutely right… ask any owner of bull he/she will say the same… cheers

  • M Elancheran

    01:04 AM Wed, February 18, 2009
  • The one big factor behind my decision to buy me a bull was, in a place where all roads go up and down, the best machine to handle that is a bull. The rest of the 2 wheeler packs wheeze out within a couple of years. The Bull snorts on !!! Built like a gun, goes like a bullet.

  • shekhar rana

    03:33 AM Sat, March 7, 2009
  • The one big factor behind my decision to buy me a bull was, in a place where all roads go up and down, the best machine to handle that is a bull. The rest of the 2 wheeler packs wheeze out within a couple of years. The Bull snorts on !!! Built like a gun, goes like a bullet.

    The answer is in parts,but aggregate is the same. It''s as follows- ol li RE Bulls are the ONLY bikes available in India. (rest are anything but bikes!!) /li li There are no other bikes available in India. /li li Bull owners are hardwired to assume Bulls are th only machines that look like bikes. /li li There exist ZERO substitutes for Bulls /li li A genetic defect makes Bull owners (like me) crazy for Bulls. /li li RE website can induce the aforesaid genetic mutation to make you crazy for Bulls. /li li Your friends adviced against it.(now you have to prove them wrong) /li li Your family was dead against it.(now you''ll defy them,come what may) /li li Everyone tried to scare you.(scared?? you??? NO WAY!!!) /li li You love to give infiriority complex to your co-workers (come on...dont lie) /li /ol And now the most important reason of them all..... YOU LOVE A ROYAL ENFIELD,AND HAVE THE MONEY TO BUY IT !!!!!

  • Girish Shama Rao

    09:44 PM Wed, March 18, 2009
  • The one big factor behind my decision to buy me a bull was, in a place where all roads go up and down, the best machine to handle that is a bull. The rest of the 2 wheeler packs wheeze out within a couple of years. The Bull snorts on !!! Built like a gun, goes like a bullet.

    A Bullet because Robert Frost sums it up very well........Two roads diverged in a wood.............I took the one less traveled by.....and that made all the difference. I had seen a 500 the first time in Ranchi in April 1991 and it remained etched in my memory. Because of a demanding job and being unable to work out the logistics etc. (I did not know how to ride) I had to postpone my decision. I got a lucky break to study an MBA at IIMB in 2008 and saw that half of Bangalore was rding a Bullet. I took a decision to buy one and finally got my Standard 350 on 5 March 2009. I am 45 years old, 5 feet 4.5 inches, and a stout 78 kgs. People discouraged me a lot from buying the Bullet. But having some bullish characteristics, I bought it, learned to ride on it (never rode a motorcycle earlier) and now am enjoying a lot of time on and with the machine....cleaning it, understanding it and admiring it. I wanted the right side shift and the KS.......sometimes starting is a problem; but I''m optimistic that evrything will even out by the 2nd or 3rd service.
    Just something I heard.....they are going to phase out the standard..........is that true? It will indeed be a sad day.

  • Akhil Chaudhary

    01:47 PM Wed, March 25, 2009
  • at age of 3, my first imaginary two-wheeler nvr went...vroom vroom... but thumped duk duk duk, thanks to my Dad who fed me with his stories wen he was a young helper boy at the Royal Enfield factory at Chennai.The Only vehicle i cld distinguish on the road at that tender age. wen i grew up i nvr asked Dad to buy me one even wen he would have been more than happy to. I said the Bullet deserved my efforts to buy it. And then one day in my job i go on the hunt to search the heavy crank 80''s Bullet. Search ends at a 1985 Bullet std350, and i name it Hurricane. I treat it like my son, talk to it, hear it, make it sound better. Each thump it makes goes through me, anything out of place I treat it well. 10s of 1000''s hard earned money into it, but always was worth it. Its my reasons to show the Bullet ,being the difference between a motorcycle and not a bike and inspring me to thump along the road it takes, tellin the crowd the discipline i carry with the simple difference of being a Rider and not a biker.

  • vishal roy

    07:29 AM Thu, May 21, 2009
  • Very simple,NO PLASTIC

  • Jawahar Joshi

    11:56 AM Fri, June 12, 2009
  • no reason.... just ride it ... u will get the moksha

  • Prashant Aluru

    05:00 AM Sat, June 13, 2009
  • Nearly 3 years ago I answered this question. I have nothing much to add this day, I still say that this bike is unique in the whole of the world, one of a kind! But, I have bought 2 Harley Davidson bikes since owning my first Bull, 1200S Sportster and 1450 Dyna, what do I have now? 2 Bulls, my beloved 500 DeLuxe, and a 612cc bullet 1991 Superstar. These bikes are one of a kind. Do not demean them please with comparison to Harleys or other machines, they are one of a kind.
    Malc.

  • Rajat Jain

    07:48 PM Fri, June 26, 2009
  • 2nd best pleasure after sleeping with a woman

  • Ravi Kiran

    11:32 PM Tue, July 21, 2009
  • The bike is unique.They are not ridden for Fuel Efficiency. It is durable, enviable, safe bike. Durable for it comes with a low rev engine. Enviable since not all will go for it. Safe since the road grip it can give the rider is very good. When I decided to buy a bike, after using 100 cc Bajaj Cub for nearly 20 years, I decided nothing less than a Bullet will do. Of course, this did draw awe from within my know circle. I own a Standard 350 purchased in December, 2008. This really, is a good bike.
    G.BADARIVISHAL,
    MYSORE
    21-07-2009

  • Trinayan Bora

    05:27 PM Thu, August 6, 2009
  • Bullet is not like just any other bike you go out, buy, and ride. Its an attitude and that takes time to develop.MOreover, its my personal feeling that this is one bike that chooses its owners coz i know many people who have money and that they can have it cash down but they never dare to ride this one guys trust me. Perhaps it is the truth that one has to grow up for a bullet.

    So called critics/experts have retorts like “men blessed with half a brain or masochists or worse womanizers at the tip of their tongues to define bullet aficionados. But are these informed opinions or just unwanted slandering of an icon of national progress?

    Well, all jokes about the venerable bullet are partially rooted in reality. Who else but a person severely handicapped in the brains department would end up with a bike that leaks oil on the very first day, snaps cables on the second, drops off the exhaust pipe on the third, and faithfully takes you to the hospital on the fourth day to get your backbone rearranged.

    People sometimes find it difficult to understand why we do, what we do. To them we ask...have you experienced the high when throngs of people rush to wave at you, from the remotest of villages, as you roar by? Have you had policemen flag you down, only to click photographs with you? Have you been chased by elephants, sputtered through freezing glacial rivers and hugged your broken down bike, in the back of a truck? Have you ever whispered sweet nothings, verbally encouraging your bike along an unsurmountable slope? Only then do you understand what Bulleteering is all about!

    ITS a never ceasing PASSION and it distinguishes MAN FROM BOYS

    Superb thoughts Bhaskar...u really ignited me...i am now thrilled to be soon a owner of BULL

  • DALJIT SINGH

    08:57 AM Sun, August 9, 2009
  • 2nd best pleasure after sleeping with a woman

    Totally agree with you ...man....!!!!

  • Abhijit Kar

    01:40 AM Wed, August 26, 2009
  • I am buying one 'cuz I'm a cruiser at heart and RE TB has it all - Sheer power, ride quality, comfort, breath taking looks & of course the RE cult!

  • Poussin Punnose

    02:28 PM Fri, September 4, 2009
  • to me Enfield is a symbol of maturity, patience, restrainment, and tarmac king, I bought my TB in 2006 after graduating from 100cc plastic bikes, to satisfy my urge to get the macho feel, and an urge to control a beast

  • M Elancheran

    02:55 PM Tue, October 20, 2009
  • Well ...... because
    EMOTIONALLY it pulls my heart

    PHYSICALLY it pulls me like no other

    uh uh uh ... 2 reasons there.

    Now, will someone come up with a 101 reasons post????

  • Gopinath Sricandane

    07:43 AM Mon, January 18, 2010
  • Nothing like a traveller in your pants whilst you motor down some road in South Asia...these are great bikes and they make you feel good...! It's a no brainer that one mate....Mark in Kathmandu

  • Bhaskar Jyoti Roy

    11:44 AM Sat, May 22, 2010
  • When I first started riding my STD 350 since 2008, after riding other bikes in past, I realised what I was missing. The 1 hour of the ride that I do daily to and from my home to my workplace is one of the best hours in my daily routine.
    The bullet has made me patient, humble and given a new perspective to my life. I no longer honk at the rickshaws that turn suddenly and I let others zip past the signal the moment the light turns green. Now I am in no hurry.

    The bullet has taught me to take life easy and enjoy the moments that life gives you till you are alive.

    Let other zip past their lives, I have found the BULLET...

  • Gopinath Sricandane

    12:45 PM Sat, May 22, 2010
  • As long as your bike is running nicely...he he he !
    TO RIDE WITH PRIDE...

    And a ton of other passionate reasons!

    Mark still in Puri


  • M Elancheran

    10:37 AM Mon, June 7, 2010
  • As long as your bike is running nicely...he he he !
    TO RIDE WITH PRIDE...

    And a ton of other passionate reasons!

    Mark still in Puri


    Mate, dey say dat not only ur bull thumps!!! or is dat humps??? lolz

  • Gopinath Sricandane

    04:59 PM Tue, February 8, 2011
  • This is my 5th Royal Enfield and i buy them so I can ride, explore and immerse myself in this country of India...I leave tomorrow morning with my wife; after a mild heart attack and a stroke and artery surgery (that would be ME not the misses), from Pondy to Hampi to Bhuj to Uttarkashi and onto Kathmandu all going well...slowly these days but still just as special as ever. Riding an Enfield is like dreamtime...and that's what I'm gonna do! Looking forward to the next lakh of kilometres! That's why...

  • Vivek Kumar Puri

    05:07 AM Thu, February 10, 2011
  • This is my 5th Royal Enfield and i buy them so I can ride, explore and immerse myself in this country of India...I leave tomorrow morning with my wife; after a mild heart attack and a stroke and artery surgery (that would be ME not the misses), from Pondy to Hampi to Bhuj to Uttarkashi and onto Kathmandu all going well...slowly these days but still just as special as ever. Riding an Enfield is like dreamtime...and that's what I'm gonna do! Looking forward to the next lakh of kilometres! That's why...

    This is the spirit of a real bulletter. Way to go man and take good care of yourself
    Happy Thumping
    Gill

  • Mohit Gill

    08:08 PM Thu, October 27, 2011
  • at age of 3, my first imaginary two-wheeler nvr went...vroom vroom... but thumped duk duk duk, thanks to my Dad who fed me with his stories wen he was a young helper boy at the Royal Enfield factory at Chennai.The Only vehicle i cld distinguish on the road at that tender age. wen i grew up i nvr asked Dad to buy me one even wen he would have been more than happy to. I said the Bullet deserved my efforts to buy it. And then one day in my job i go on the hunt to search the heavy crank 80''s Bullet. Search ends at a 1985 Bullet std350, and i name it Hurricane. I treat it like my son, talk to it, hear it, make it sound better. Each thump it makes goes through me, anything out of place I treat it well. 10s of 1000''s hard earned money into it, but always was worth it. Its my reasons to show the Bullet ,being the difference between a motorcycle and not a bike and inspring me to thump along the road it takes, tellin the crowd the discipline i carry with the simple difference of being a Rider and not a biker.

    Same here dude and happy thumping

  • Mohit Gill

    08:25 PM Thu, October 27, 2011
  • Bullet is not like just any other bike you go out, buy, and ride. Its an attitude and that takes time to develop.MOreover, its my personal feeling that this is one bike that chooses its owners coz i know many people who have money and that they can have it cash down but they never dare to ride this one guys trust me. Perhaps it is the truth that one has to grow up for a bullet.

    So called critics/experts have retorts like “men blessed with half a brain or masochists or worse womanizers at the tip of their tongues to define bullet aficionados. But are these informed opinions or just unwanted slandering of an icon of national progress?

    Well, all jokes about the venerable bullet are partially rooted in reality. Who else but a person severely handicapped in the brains department would end up with a bike that leaks oil on the very first day, snaps cables on the second, drops off the exhaust pipe on the third, and faithfully takes you to the hospital on the fourth day to get your backbone rearranged.

    People sometimes find it difficult to understand why we do, what we do. To them we ask...have you experienced the high when throngs of people rush to wave at you, from the remotest of villages, as you roar by? Have you had policemen flag you down, only to click photographs with you? Have you been chased by elephants, sputtered through freezing glacial rivers and hugged your broken down bike, in the back of a truck? Have you ever whispered sweet nothings, verbally encouraging your bike along an unsurmountable slope? Only then do you understand what Bulleteering is all about!

    ITS a never ceasing PASSION and it distinguishes MAN FROM BOYS

    Hats Off I am new here i recently bought my electra twinspark but i expirience the people staring giving ways and even police slowing me down to get glimpse and asking the features Happy Thumping and may all our bullets ride till there are roads left on this earth to explore and cruise