The Royal Enfield Classic 500 is like a blast form the past. Its vintage look will remind you of the golden age of motorcycles, while the strong 500 cc engine brings you back to contemporary times. The engine is not only strong, it is also pretty efficient and reliable. The single cylinder, 4 stroke, Twinspark unit has a displacement of 499cc and puts out a maximum power of 27.2 bhp at 5250 rpm and 41.3 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm.
The ride quality is assured by a front telescopic, 35 mm fork which offers 130 mm of wheel travel and a rear twin gas charged shock absorber with 5-step adjustable preload that offers 80 mm of wheel travel.
The stopping power is handled by a front 280 mm Disc paired with a 2-Piston caliper and rear 153 mm Drum brakes.
Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Royal Enfield Classic 500.
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.
- Air filter with classic styling.
- 500cc, sinlg cylinder, 4 stroke, spark ignition, air cooled, OHV engine produces 41.3 Nm of torque.
- 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.
- Single saddle seat with springs provides maximum comfort for luxurious and relaxing ride.
- Aesthetically designed short silencer for that 1950’s look. Available as an optional accessory for off-road use only.
- Vintage tail lamp assembly features a classic design.
- Finely crafted tank with post war era graphics and thigh pads make for a vintage look.
- Tool box with classic design.
- Brakes Front: 19 inch Rear: 18 inch
|Engine Type||Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Twinspark|
|Bore x stroke||84mm x 90mm|
|Maximum Power||27.2 bhp @ 5250 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm|
|Ignition System||Digital Electronic Ignition|
|Gearbox||5 Speed Constant Mesh|
|Engine Oil||15 W 50 API, SL Grade JASO MA|
|Fuel Supply||Keihin Electronic Fuel Injection|
|Air Cleaner||Paper Element|
|Chassis Type||Single downtube, using engine as stressed member|
|Front suspension||Telescopic, 35mm forks, 130mm travel|
|Rear suspension||Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload, 80mm travel|
|Ground Clearance||135 mm|
|Kerb Weight||190 Kg (with 90% Fuel & Oil)|
|Tyres Fr.||90/90 - 19(Domestic), 90/90 - 18(Export)|
|Tyres Rr.||120/80 - 18(Domestic), 110/80 - 18(Export)|
|Brakes Front||280mm Disc, 2-Piston caliper|
|Brakes Rear||153mm Drum, Single Lead Internal Expanding|
|Tail Lamp||21 W / 5 W|
|Electrical System||12 volt - DC|
|Battery||12 volt, 14 Ah|
|Head Lamp||60 W / 55 W, HALOGEN|
Maxabout ---- "If you are a solo rider and need a spacious and comfortable bike then don’t look beyond Classic. It offers a very relaxed riding position with front-set foot pegs. The solo seat is well padded and supported with springs which saves you from back pain on long runs. It has a wide handle bar which offers a firm grip which gives you a good hold of this bike. The bike has rubber pad on both sides of its fuel tank which gives you solid knee grip. The visibility of road is perfect and you can enjoy stress free rides."
Cycleworld ---- "The modernized, fuel-injected, unit-construction engine and redone frame seen here debuted in 2009 and were all-new right down to the maintenance-free hydraulic lifters."
carmag ---- "From riding test motorcycles for over five years now, I have never experienced a bike that draws so much attention from not only fellow bikers/motorcyclists, but also from the general public. You never get a thumb up riding an off-road bike or a superbike, but with the Royal Enfield I got just such a reaction from bystanders on numerous occasions. Sometimes we even encountered a small crowd upon our return once it has been parked, with several bystanders first asking questions before we could depart."