Average Rating Based on 116 Review(s) :

4.24

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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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Posted On: Mon, August 1, 2011Source: Business Standard Motoring
Royal Enfield Classic 500 Test Ride Review
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Posted On: Fri, June 10, 2011Source: MotorBeam
Royal Enfield Classic 500: Thanks for giving it back
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Posted On: Tue, March 1, 2011Source: Indian Drives
Royal Enfield Classic 500cc Review & Test Drive
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Posted On: Tue, November 30, 2010Source: Bike Advice
Royal Enfield Classic 500 review
A new heart for the good ol’ BulletPicture this: You get ready for office and start your trusty old Bullet… or rather you try. A few score kicks later it does not respond. The bike really needs you to want it to start with your heart.
Posted On: Mon, November 1, 2010Source: DWS Auto
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Dec 29, 2014
Sudhesh

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I have bought this with a lots of expectations but the dealer & service is worst. It vibrates a lot, and braking is not upto the mark. RE should put tubeless tyres on this. My CL500 is just 3 months old and done 2300 KMS and the silencer colour is turning to brown slowly. The tool box was not closing properly and the service person removed the sticker around it and told it... Read More

Sudhesh's review after using this product for 2300 KM. He uses his bike for Commuting

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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Dec 28, 2014
Uday

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Here are the Pros and cons of classic 500, as I see it. Upfront I want to tell you guys that I purchased this motorcycle because of the brand image (oldest motorcycle company in the world), the engine sound - dug dug dug dug :), and cool retro looks, despite being warned that it retains a lot of retro technology. I like this bike for the ride and handling it has to offer. ... Read More

Uday's review after using this product for 700 KM. He uses his bike for Commuting

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9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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Dec 18, 2014
Harisha

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Awesome Pick up... but gear shifting problem (struck in between & heavy sound) and Cam noise.

Harisha's review after using this product for 450 KM. He uses his bike for Touring

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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Dec 9, 2014
Benson

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" The True Machine made for Man "

Benson's review after using this product for 350 KM. He uses his bike for Commuting

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Nov 22, 2014
pratheesh

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It's awesome machine to ride..the only problem is rear break jam. And the rear tyre is also slippery..

pratheesh's review after using this product for 2000 KM. He uses his bike for Touring

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4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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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