Average Rating Based on 127 Review(s) :

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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Royal Enfield Classic 500cc Review & Test Drive
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Royal Enfield Classic 500 review
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Apr 12, 2015
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I have not driven this C500 much so I have rated this bike 4/5 on almost all parameters. In fact, I like this bike & want to buy this bike one day but the only thing that is preventing me from buying this bike is the review from my friends who have been owning this bike for years and completed almost 20k+ Kms on this bike ... First is regarding the rear drum brake doesn... Read More

onkar's review after using this product for 5 KM. He uses his bike for Commuting

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Apr 11, 2015
Dan

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All I see is questions. No answers.

Dan's review after using this product for 3000 KM. He uses his bike for Commuting

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Apr 8, 2015
Babu

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I love my C500. Its around 10 days old, covered 300+, waiting to take it beyond 80 kph. But, till now, am very satisfied with this one. Had tried a friend's C350 earlier, and now I am happy that I went in for C500.

Babu's review after using this product for 310 KM. He uses his bike for Commuting

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Apr 6, 2015
RISHI

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Beeeeast!! My dream came true:) Booked my classic 500 black on 19-Mar-15 and got the delivery on 1-Apr-15. Its an amazing bike with amazing pickup, handling is so perfect I really don't feel tired after driving it daily from home to office & back (52 kms) even in heavy traffic, the seats are really comfortable. I am in love with this beast. It is actually made ''LIKE A GUN''

RISHI's review after using this product for 252 KM. He uses his bike for Commuting

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Apr 4, 2015
Raj

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Done 100 km as of now really its a royal....and the colour i took tan...ivory amazing and let see the performance after 1000 km......

Raj's review after using this product for 100 KM. He uses his bike for Touring

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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