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Modified Bullet 350 - Alter ego
Our man checks out the fastest Bullet he has been on yet
By : Joshua Crasto | Published : April 18, 2006 | Photos : Joshua Crasto
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Royal Enfield hybrids aren’t uncommon these days. No, I’m not talking about fuel cell or hydrogen powered Royal Enfield Bullets (they’ve yet to discover overhead cams, for heaven’s sake) but the inane looking Enfield Davidsons you see around every street corner. The Enfield Bullet in its various forms has been around for generations and if everybody and his uncle haven’t owned one, they’ve probably had a go at tuning one and are India’s world famous Bullet tuners. So why am I telling you all of this? It’s because the bike you see in these pages is an Enfield hybrid, with a difference.

Sachin Chavan, our friend from RE, was in Mumbai and I managed to catch up with him and his little drag bike Nandi. The bike has a standard 500cc cast iron engine, but that’s where the similarity ends. The engine sports high lift cams (sports cams) and is fed by a 34 mm Mikuni carb that’s wired to a quick-throttle. The ignition is a standard TCI setup which signals two HT coils to light up the twin plug system. Yes, he discarded the decompressor and has absolutely no problem starting the bike.

Visually, Nandi sported an aluminium tank with a single seat setup. A street racer handlebar with specially made triple clamps held the front end together while a fork brace from a TZ250 worked against flex. The matte black, stock looking silencer is actually a straight-through stuffed with a little glass wool. Far too little we reckon, with Mumbai’s ever burgeoning stray dog population.

So now that you know what’s been put into this bike, let me tell you about my experience. Sachin’s really particular about who rides his bikes. I was buttering him up – and later, pestering him – into letting me ride Nandi at the Ridermania trackday, but Murphy ensured that the legendary Bullet Bose who was using it as a pace bike burnt a valve on the main straight. This shoot is officially my millionth try and Sachin can’t refuse me a ride, technically,  since I’m writing the article and all.
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  Posted by Abhik at 20th September,2010
Hi! I had read this article in the mag as well and i was expecting a little more details on the technical mods on the Bullet. Not that this was a bad write up, IMHO it was very good but since you showcased a "Modified Bullet 350" i was thinking a detailed list and explanation of mods done would have been enlightening for other Bulleteers. For example where was the profiling of the cams done? What piston is being used and what is the compression ratio? If the valve train was modified and what components were used? Other internal mod details with V-Box timings of in gear acceleration would have surely helped. And i am sure Sachin wouldn't have mind. The 350 can be modded to put the mighty 500 to shame.
  Posted by JOSHUA at 26th June,2010
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