Royal Enfield Bullet 500 is a legendary bike and has been around for a long time. Being a Royal Enfield branded motorcycle. the Bullet 500 has been often criticized for being slower than other motorcycles on the roads. However, what is the result when a Royal Enfield Bullet 500 takes on an old-generation Toyota Fortuner in a drag race? Well, here is a drag race between old-generation Toyota Fortuner and the Royal Enfield 500. Who do you think will win the drag race?
Toyota Fortuner Vs Royal Enfield Bullet 500
The drag race between the Toyota Fortuner and the Royal Enfield Bullet 500 has been uploaded by Deep C 6 and it will show you the acceleration of the Royal Enfield Bullet 500 compared to the old-generation Toyota Fortuner. The video has been shot of public roads. Even though there is no traffic on the roads, doing such tests on public roads can be dangerous. This video shows the acceleration difference between both the vehicles but we clearly do not favour such speed tests on the public roads.
The video shows the drag race from a standstill and then rolling start. Both versions have different end-results. First, the drag race starts from standstill. The video shows that the Royal Enfield Bullet 500 takes the lead at the start and then it maintains the lead all through the race. In fact, in the end, the Bullet finishes much ahead of the Toyota Fortuner.
In the second part of the video, both the vehicles do a rolling start at 30 km/h. It can be seen that the Royal Enfield takes the initial lead but the Fortuner overtakes the bike soon enough.
Is Royal Enfield faster than Toyota Fortuner?
Since the Royal Enfield single-cylinder powered bikes have loads of low-end torque, they can accelerate very fast. However, at higher RPMs, the engine is not capable enough to push the bike to a high-speed mark. This is why the Royal Enfield single-cylinder bikes can accelerate quick but cannot reach a high top speed. The Toyota Fortuner used in the video is much more powerful than the Royal Enfield Bullet 500 used in the video. The Fortuner used in the video gets powered by a 3.0-litre diesel engine that generates a maximum of 170 Bhp and peak torque of 343 Nm.
It should be noted that the version used here is an automatic version and not the manual transmission. In comparison, the Royal Enfield Bullet 500 gets powered by a single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that generates a maximum of 27.2 Bhp and peak torque of 41.3 Nm. The Enfield 500 weighs a maximum of 196 kg with the fluids in place while the Fortuner weighs a massive 1885 kg, which is almost ten times the weight of the Bullet 500. This gives the power-to-weight ratio advantage to the Royal Enfield Bullet, which is why it accelerates quicker than the Fortuner but over a longer run, the Fortuner will win by miles.