The May issue of Cycle World, has more than half of its "Hotshots" (letters from readers) section devoted to letters about the article in the previous month issue about the Bullet Classic C5. A total of seven letters, all positive bar one.
One gentleman from the Republic of Congo recalls buying a Military bullet in South Africa and riding it back 2000 kilometers through Namibia, doing the oil change and valve adjustment at 500km roadside with the onboard tool kit. The only negative letter was from a reader that claimed the C5 "looks like something out of a Buck Rogers serial". Kevin Mahoney clarifies that "we will be in California com hell or high water" in response to a letter asking about meeting CARB requirements. Finally, a reader mentions he has a Ural for "large errands" and a Bullet Military for "small errands". He corrrectly points out "there are sportier bikes out there, but can you bring home a carton of milk strapped to the tailpiece of a Desmosedici? What a mess! Try an Enfield, it's fun." Amen.