November 21 2007.

Royal Enfield will unveil the Woodsman 500, the latest in a long line of Bullet motorcycles, at the NEC Bike Show. Hall 2, Stand 2C20

The Bullet has been in continuous production since 1949 and the Woodsman is inspired by the street scramblers of the late 1950's that the company exported to the USA.

With its distinctive high level exhaust system, trials style bars and solo saddle the Woodsman looks every inch the classic British single, but is in fact powered by the company's modern all-alloy Electra engine, with 5-speed gearbox and electric starter. The traditional pushrod design means that owners will experience the characteristic feel of a British single, with plenty of torque, combined with impressive fuel economy - the factory quotes 87mpg, which means a tank range of over 250 miles before switching to reserve.

The Royal Enfield Electra Woodsman is due in dealers' showrooms in spring 2008 and is expected to sell for £3,895 OTR (DL version with chrome guards £3,995).

Details from Watsonian-Squire on 01386 700907 www.royal-enfield.comv