Classic 500 Colours

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Classic 500

Average Rating Based on 200 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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Posted On: Mon, August 1, 2011Source: Business Standard Motoring
Royal Enfield Classic 500 Test Ride Review
Bike tested: 2011 Royal Enfield Classic 500Price OTR Mumbai: 1,50,600/-If you delve deep into the history of Indian motorcycling, you are sure to come across the name of one such company that has delivered some of the most iconi
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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Aug 10, 2018
Sadal

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Really a nice cruiser bike for indian roads...but increase the ground clearance little bit required for offroad driving

Sadal 's review after using this product for 7000 KM. He uses his bike for Touring

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Aug 6, 2018
Shamim

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Awesome

Shamim's review after using this product for 420000 KM. He uses his bike for Adventure

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May 7, 2018
Horst

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OH!!!, there is one thing I would like to see....A different Color scheme....Mine is the Silver and Black....What I would LIKE to see is a deep British green, with cream fender stripes and tank insert. Add a tan saddle, and the bike would be absolutely PERFECT...I'm gonna do a Photoshop mockup of this paint scheme...But gentlemen, I love love love this motorcycle. I have... Read More

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

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29 of 32 people found this review helpful
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Mar 15, 2018
Jeevesh

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Great machine for its time As in all machines, you look after it well, it provides you with problem free stretches of fun rides Amazingly simple to maintain and spares are very reasonably priced Definitely carries a lot of history and sentiments around it Perfect for daily use, at the same time superb on touring Makes you passionate about riding Ride safe, wear Helme... Read More

Jeevesh's review after using this product for 16000 KM. He uses his bike for Touring

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26 of 28 people found this review helpful
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Feb 3, 2018
Achu

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RE is Juz ozM ?

Achu 's review after using this product for 128 KM. He uses his bike for Touring

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26 of 40 people found this review helpful
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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

Wheelbase1380 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, 52P
Tyres Rr.120/80-18, 62P
Brakes Front280mm Disc, 2-Piston caliper
Brakes Rear240mm Disc, Single piston caliper

electricals

Electrical System12 volt - DC
Battery12 volt, 12 Ah VRLA
Head Lamp12V, 60 W / 55 W, HALOGEN
Tail Lamp12V, P21/5W
Turn Signal Lamp12V, R10W X 4nos