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Book Review: Royal Enfield Bullet – 350, 500 & 535 Singles, 1977-2015

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]his step-by-step guide to buying a secondhand Royal Enfield Bullet includes everything a buyer needs to know: assessment of engine, transmission, frame, paintwork and chrome, tinwork, wheels and tyres, brakes, electrics, and even an explanation of engine and frame numbers.

royal-enfield-bullet-350-500-535-singles-1977-2015Included is a rundown of the various Bullet models, and an assessment of which of these offers the best investment potential, including the rare diesel and Fritz Egli versions. Plus, there’s detailed advice on auctions, paperwork, problems due to lack of use, and useful contacts.

Royal Enfield Bullet by Peter Henshaw

ISBN: 9781845849405

UPC: 6-36847-04940-9


£12.99, $25


  • The reality of living with a Bullet
  • Detailed, step by step guide – points to look for
  • Value of each model
  • Spares prices
  • Auction guide
  • Restore, or pay more to start with?
  • Problems that arise with lack of use
  • Useful contacts – clubs, parts suppliers, restorers
  • Facts & figures
  • No-nonsense, straightfoward guide to buying a Bullet


4055b6a4-6a95-4bf8-bee9-78870cf068bf9aa45f9f-1bea-4533-9289-bd356432335fBorn at Sherburne, Weymouth, United Kingdom, Peter Henshaw has had an enthusiasm for anything with wheels from an early age – from bicycles to 500hp tractors.

He was the editor of Motorcycle Sport & Leisure for five years before going freelance, and now contributes to a whole range of transport magazines, including MSL, TAG, A to B and Tractor, as well as The Telegraph. He has also written over 30 books, including ten about bikes, and is an all-year-round motorcyclist, who does not own a car.


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