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4.26

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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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Posted On: Fri, June 10, 2011Source: MotorBeam
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Posted On: Tue, March 1, 2011Source: Indian Drives
Royal Enfield Classic 500cc Review & Test Drive
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Royal Enfield Classic 500 review
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Dec 24, 2015
jambu

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i booked on 3/10/2015 i will take delivery next month

jambu's review after using this product for 0 KM. He uses his bike for Commuting

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Dec 21, 2015
Mohit

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its a real beast.

Mohit's review after using this product for 500 KM. He uses his bike for Adventure

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Nov 23, 2015
CA. Prasad P

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I bought the C 500 during April 2015, and since then, i was a regular visitor of the RE service centre 1) Within almost 4 months, Pump relay got complaint and the bike stopped on road 2) Within another 2 months, Accelerator cable brocken 3) In another week, irritating noice from swing arm bush Other matters noticed 1) Rear brake is of very poor efficiency compar... Read More

CA. Prasad P's review after using this product for 5000 KM. He uses his bike for Commuting

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18 of 18 people found this review helpful
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Nov 17, 2015
bhushan

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I just got my new machine Royal Enfield Classic 500 Tan from Siddh Auto Pune on 12/11/15. I have completed around 150km and the bike is functioning very well. The torque is amazing and the overall performance is good. Though I do have some issue with the noise that the engine makes but I have been assured by the Dealers that the sound will reduce after the servicing as the... Read More

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

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3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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Nov 5, 2015
Sampat

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I have purchased this bike in April 2015 from the 1st month i am facing problems with service center. RE must look in to this. They dont listen what the issue customer having. they just say sir hame sab pata hain ham kar lenge. no mechanic is qualified in Service Stations In Pune. Bike is good little but virations are their. But with such 500 CC power you can accept suc... Read More

Sampat's review after using this product for 8500 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