Average Rating Based on 134 Review(s) :

4.22

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Armed with a potent fuel injected 500cc engine and clothed in a disarmingly appealing post war styling, this promises to be the most coveted Royal Enfield in history.

For those who want it all. The power, the fuel efficiency, the reliability and simple, yet drop dead gorgeous classic styling. The classic turns heads not because it wants to but because it can’t help it. You will appreciate the beat not just for the music it creates but also for the muted feeling of strength and power that it signifies.

The view is simply better when you are astride a Royal Enfield Classic 500 – whether moving or still. Nothing more to be said.

  • Engine
    Engine

    500cc, sinlg cylinder, 4 stroke, spark ignition, air cooled, OHV engine produces 41.3 Nm of torque.

  • Headlamp
    Headlamp

    The headlight casing features the 'Tiger Eye Lamps' for that Bullet look. The headlamp is traditional but with a powerful halogen bulb to provide good illumination.

  • Seat
    Seat

    Single saddle seat with springs provides maximum comfort for luxurious and relaxing ride.

  • Silencer
    Silencer

    Aesthetically designed short silencer for that 1950's look. Available as an optional accessory for off-road use only.

  • Tail lights
    Tail lights

    Vintage tail lamp assembly features a classic design.

  • Tank
    Tank

    Finely crafted tank with post war era graphics and thigh pads make for a vintage look.

  • Tool Box
    Tool Box

    Tool box with classic design.

  • Brakes
    Brakes

    Front: 19 inch Rear: 18 inch

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Royal Enfield Classic 500 Test Ride Review
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Royal Enfield Classic 500cc Review & Test Drive
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Royal Enfield Classic 500 review
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Aug 1, 2015
Deepak

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I Am Writing this Review after completion of 1000 Km. purchased my bull CLSSIC 500cc (TAN) from SHAGUN AUTO SALES on 17 July 2015. Showroom experience was impressive. Completed 1000 km in just 10 days . TAN Colour is too much attractive & it is the best colour for classic 500cc. I am very happy with combination of 500 cc powerful Engine & Killer look. Acceleration & ... Read More

Deepak's review after using this product for 1000 KM. He uses his bike for Commuting

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Jul 28, 2015
victor

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My (Five) days old Bike Received on 20th July 2015 Royal Enfield Classic 500cc Silver in color is in the H.S.R SERVICE Station SR Nagar, Bangalore, Not even number plated, rode only 18KM, Bought in from HSR Store which is in Lalbagh Road, Bangalore What Happened? My old habit with previous Bike Pulsar 150cc keeping the wiping cloth just below the tank, did the same with my... Read More

victor's review after using this product for 18 KM. He uses his bike for Commuting

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Jul 24, 2015
Sudhesh

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I BOUGHT THIS RE CL 500 WITH LOTS OF EXPECTATIONS. ITS LIKE ONE OF MY LIFE TIME DREAM TO OWN A RE. FROM THE DAY OF DELIVERY I LOST MY PEACE OF MIND. FEW HOURS AFTER TAKING THE DELIVERY THE OIL STARTED DRIPPING. 4 DAYS LATER THE REAR TYRE STARTED BRUSSING AGAINST THE MUDGUARD. NOW THE RE IS FULL OF RUST. JUST 9 MONTHS OLD BIKE & THE SERVICE @ THRISSUR IS REALLY HORRIBLE. :((

Sudhesh's review after using this product for 9200 KM. He uses his bike for Commuting

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Jul 18, 2015
Abhimanyu Singh

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I have got a new RE Classic Tan 500, ROYAL is the perfect word for this Bike. can say it is unbeatable with a powerful engine & Killer looks, the colour is fabulous. The Journey starts here... lets explore :B

Abhimanyu Singh's review after using this product for 150 KM. He uses his bike for Touring

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Jul 13, 2015
Swapnadeep

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I have a 1981 Royal Enfield Bullet 350 and so after comparing with it I can say that RE has improved its motorcycles though the original thump is not there but still the weight the vehicle carries and the technological advancements it has made has really made me a fan. I have recommended this to my friends also, many have come for test-rides on my RE. I am happy with it.

Swapnadeep's review after using this product for 150 KM. He uses his bike for Commuting

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Classic 500

engine

TypeSingle Cylinder, 4 stroke, Twinspark
Displacement499cc
Bore x stroke84mm x 90mm
Compression Ratio8.5:1
Maximum Power27.2 bhp @ 5250 rpm
Maximum Torque41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Ignition SystemDigital Electronic Ignition
ClutchWet, multi-plate
Gearbox5 Speed Constant Mesh
LubricationWet sump
Engine Oil15 W 50 API, SL Grade JASO MA
Fuel SupplyKeihin Electronic Fuel Injection
Air CleanerPaper Element
Engine StartElectric/Kick

chassis & suspension

TypeSingle downtube, using engine as stressed member
Front suspensionTelescopic, 35mm forks, 130mm travel
Rear suspensionTwin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload, 80mm travel

dimensions

Wheelbase1360 mm
Ground Clearance135 mm
Length2140 mm
Width790 mm
Height1090 mm
Kerb Weight190 Kg (with 90% Fuel & Oil)
Fuel Capacity13.5 Ltr

brakes & tyres

Tyres Fr.90/90 - 19(Domestic), 90/90 - 18(Export)
Tyres Rr.120/80 - 18(Domestic), 110/80 - 18(Export)
Brakes Front280mm Disc, 2-Piston caliper
Brakes Rear153mm Drum, Single Lead Internal Expanding

electricals

Tail Lamp21 W / 5 W
Turn Signal Lamp-
Electrical System12 volt - DC
Battery12 volt, 14 Ah
Head Lamp60 W / 55 W, HALOGEN