It has been long 54 years since the original Royal Enfield Bullet was released, and the purists and motorbike enthusiasts still want a motorbike like that from the past. Royal Enfield Class 500 is a very new model but it is given the facelift the early 50s, to make people reminiscent the past. If you are looking for a motorbike that is very powerful, got all the capabilities of a cruiser, can ride in highways really good and still look like a motorbike from the glorified past then Royal Enfield Classic 500 should be the pick you make. It is available in most of the exclusive showrooms of Royal Enfield in India, or could be delivered to you upon order.
The Royal Enfield Class 500 has two variants in active sales in Indian market, the standard variant costs 1.65 lac rupees and the Battle Green color variant costs 1.79 lac rupees.
Royal Enfield Classic 500 certainly has all the luxuries you need from a modern motorbike, and it still retains the look from the past. Of course, to keep the design similar few sacrifices had to be made like the ergonomics, but that’s what you would probably buying this motorbike for. We have had another issue – its vibrations, it’s quite higher than the modern day motorbikes. In the Royal Enfield Classic 500 the suspension is new yet it is somewhat like the early day premature suspensions motorbikes used to have. However, if you are into purism then you would love the vibrations, we could guarantee.
Standard variant of Royal Enfield Classic 500 comes in three different colors – classic tan, classic black and classic silver. All these color codes are specifically made to give the Classic 500 a truly vintage look. And if you choose the different higher priced variant, you get it in battle green color.
Royal Enfield Class 500 has a 499 cc engine with maximum 27.58 PS power and maximum 41.3 Nm torque. The fuel efficiency is rated as 35 kmpl by the manufacturer, tested under standard riding conditions. With a 5 speed manual gearbox, the riding experience will be pleasant so far.
|Maximum Torque||41.3 Nm|
|Maximum Power||27.58 PS|
|Fuel Delivery System||Keihin Electronic Fuel Injection|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||13.5 Litres|
|Number of Gears||5|
|Rear Brake||153mm drum brake|
|Front Brake||280mm disc 2-piston caliper|
|Front Suspension||35mm forks, Telescopic|
|Rear Suspension||80mm gas charged, 5-step adjustable|
|Front Wheel||19 inch|
|Rear Wheel||18 inch|
|Transmission Type||Multi-plate clutch|
|Low Battery Indicator||No|
|Low Oil Indicator||No|
|Low Fuel Indicator||Yes|
|No of Trip Meters||2|
|Head Light||12 V 60W/55W|
|Pillion Foot Rest||Yes|
|Antilock Braking System||Yes|