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Classic 500

Average Rating Based on 194 Review(s) :

4.36

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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 its beat not just for the sound, 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, single 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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Oct 15, 2017
Balarathinam

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Between 70 to 80, the bike is sooper smooth, beyond 80 it’s worst and horrible experience to ride in 500cc classic, so much vibration, if a person cannot ride a 500cc bike in 100km/hr, then it’s waste to have it, I am planning to sell it, but no one is ready to buy 500cc

Balarathinam's review after using this product for 25000 KM. He uses his bike for Touring

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16 of 20 people found this review helpful
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Oct 1, 2017
Rahul

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classic 500 is actually an amazing motorcycle but with tons of problems just been riding the new bike for 2000 kms and already in a deep pile of shit the efi is shit no fuel meter why in the hell dont they give a damn fuel meter .... its not gonna affect the so called retro look of it talking about power its almost non existent given its a 500cc ya its a cruiser but... Read More

Rahul's review after using this product for 2000 KM. He uses his bike for Commuting

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13 of 20 people found this review helpful
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Sep 27, 2017
Siddharth

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Decent, provided you find a good service center.

Siddharth's review after using this product for 17000 KM. He uses his bike for Commuting

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8 of 14 people found this review helpful
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Sep 17, 2017
Shashank

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Awesome feelings while riding....

Shashank's review after using this product for 200 KM. He uses his bike for Touring

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9 of 15 people found this review helpful
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Aug 15, 2017
suresh kumar

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Hi bought bick in the month of Jan 17. classic 350 cc. I take long drive Aug 14 when I touch 95km speed the bick is getting full vibrant and I ask services center people also they are not giving proper reason . it's bick problem are any defect in bick pls let me know my mobile no 9710850950

suresh kumar 's review after using this product for 2800 KM. He uses his bike for Commuting

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Classic 500

engine

TypeSingle Cylinder, 4 stroke, Spark ignition, Aircooled, Fuel injection
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 & above, JASO MA 2
Fuel SupplyElectronic 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 (Without Mirrors)
Height1090 mm (Without Mirrors)
Seat Height
Kerb Weight194 Kg (with 90% Fuel & Oil)
Fuel Capacity13.5 Ltr

brakes & tyres

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

electricals

Electrical System12 volt - DC
Battery12 volt, 14 Ah
Head Lamp12V, 60 W / 55 W, HALOGEN
Tail Lamp12V, P21/5W
Turn Signal Lamp12V, R10W X 4nos