Tribute Black Bullet

To celebrate over a decade since Royal Enfield rolled their first 500cc unit construction engine off the production line in Chennai, India, a limited-edition run of 1000 Classic ‘Tribute Black’ motorcycles are to be released into the European market.

The hallmark ‘UCE’ 500cc engine has been at the heart of the Royal Enfield product range since 2008, producing the iconic long-stroke thump and contributing to the timeless aesthetic with which the Royal Enfield Classic 500 and Bullet 500 have become synonymous – continuing a Bullet heritage that harks back over 75 years of production and back to the Enfield factory in Redditch, Worcestershire.

This very special, limited-edition ‘Tribute Black’ motorcycle is equipped with a range of exclusively designed genuine RE accessories; including canvas pannier bags with mounting racks, touring mirror kits, pillion seat and a machined oil filler cap.


Priced at a very reasonable £5499 (on the road), each of the 210 machines that are to be sold in the UK will carry a serial numbered plaque, ensuring every Tribute Black remains unique to its owner.

The motorcycles will feature a unique dual-tone paint scheme, with fenders and fuel tanks carrying both glossy and matt black finishes (a first in Royal Enfield’s 119-year history) and will showcase Royal Enfield’s distinguished hand-painted, pinstriped tank details.

While the Tribute Black is set to be the last of the 500cc Bullet models, the current range of existing Classic and Bullet 500 motorcycles will continue to be available for retail across European markets during 2020 while stocks last, with the new model expected to be arriving in dealers in September.


Service and spares parts will also remain available for current owners throughout Royal Enfield’s dealerships network.

Details of dealers, and more, can be found at, while those interested parties can reserve a Tribute Black at

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