I have a 2015 B5, which I bought as a stopgap till my Tribute Black Classic is back from MotoGB. (Long story).
However, I like it so much I've done 2000 miles on it in 2 months and may end up keeping it and selling the TB!
Very nice Bullet. 2000 miles in two months, alot of people don’t do the in a year. I’m of the same school, motorcycles are made to be ridden. The RE 500 and 535 UCE is my favorite single motorcycle motor. They are so much fun to ride as you have found out, and very economical to run and maintain.
I did the Western States 1000, put on by the Rose City Motorcycle Club out of Portland OR back in 2010. It’s 1000 mile run in two days. I did it on my first Royal Enfield, a 2010 500 RE Bullet Deluxe. It was a blast. I wanted to show people you don’t need to spend a lot of money on a bike to have fun and you could also tour on a small displacement bike as well. Many people were amazed, I think I came in on the top 20% in time for the finish. But then it’s not a race anyway. At 85 mpg it was very easy with the 250-260 miles between fill ups. It was kind of like the tortuous and the hair story, I rode 55-58 mph and I just didn’t dilly-dally between stops. No worries!
I have a cousin in Wisconsin. Her hubby, Jim, has a BMW R65 for which he gets a lot of flak from his HD riding buddies. When they want a race, he says "Sure, race you to Texas!"
Most of them baulk at riding to the second nearest bar!