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Bullet 500 'Fuel Injection' any reviews?

Discussion in 'Non FIAT Cars and two wheelers' started by ameysane, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. ameysane

    ameysane

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    2 of my friends told me they are going for a 350 instead of 500 because the fuel injection in 500 has some issues.
    they also told me that 500 Carb version is about to be available soon.

    can anyone throw more light on it?

    Thanks in advance ! ! ! !
  2. rishike007

    rishike007 Esperto

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    I don't think so...
    As one of my cousin is using his 500 FI from last 1 year without any issue....
    If you want to confirm the same them let me know, I will PM his no to you. He is staying in Bhayandar. Will help you for your queries... :)
  3. gurjinder

    gurjinder Staff Member Janitor

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    There was an issue in the initial 500's but RE rectified it and now they're okay.

    But better confirm it from guys who own 2012 models.
  4. ameysane

    ameysane

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    I don't know anyone who has 2012 Bullet :(
  5. gurjinder

    gurjinder Staff Member Janitor

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    Have you taken a test ride of both 350 & 500.

    Although the 350 UCE feels like a big splendor engine but it's enough for normal driving and touring as well.

    I don't wanna dampen your spirits but apart from the looks and brand name, RE have forgotten why their legendary thumpers were so legendary.
  6. Still old Electra is available on order with cast iron engine, I doubt RE has fixed issues with FI system in 500.
  7. Akshay4384

    Akshay4384 Superiore

    I bought a CL500 Chrome in Dec 2011,which came with that remapped ECU,and at the first service, primary spark plug was replaced with a iridium one,and things are fine,i have not faced a single issue with FI till date,though my bike has not been ridden much.
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  8. Thanks for sharing,do you see any carbon deposits after 1000 kms run on the plugs, that was issue with initial batch.problems were noted in hilly areas where there is less air density.
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  9. varunrtr

    varunrtr Esperto

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    Thunderbird 350 and 500 launched at 1.43 and 1.82 Lakhs respectively. I loved its new speedo console !!
    Guess 500 would be fuel injected . Mileage should be on the higher side, a friend with CL500 is getting 25:eek: .
    But 60 in 5 secs and top end of new gen bikes with oodles of 40nm+ torque makes up for it :D
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