2014 Royal Enfield Classic 500

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With its dusty, post war styling, classic paintjobs, and old school accessories, the Royal Enfield Classic 500 looks like a blast from the past. However, despite its appearance, the motorcycle is equipped with many features from the modern era which help it deliver more than decent ride and handling performances.

At the heart of the Royal Enfield Classic 500 sits a 499 cc, single cylinder, 4 stroke, twinspark engine with Keihin Electronic Fuel Injection which delivers 27.2 Bhp at 5250 rpm and 41.3 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm. All this power is kept under control by a five speed constant mesh transmission with wet, multi plate clutch.

The bike’s ride quality is assured by front 35mm telescopic forks (130mm travel) and a rear twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload (80mm travel).

Hit the jump for more information on the Royal Enfield Classic 500.

Overview

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.

Royal Enfield Classic 500

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.

Royal Enfield Classic 500

The view is simply better when you are astride a Royal Enfield Classic 500 – whether moving or still. Nothing more to be said.

2014 Royal Enfield Classic 500 Key Features:

Royal Enfield Classic 500

Engine
500cc, sinlge cylinder, 4 stroke, spark ignition, air cooled, OHV engine produces 41.3 Nm of torque.

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
Single saddle seat with springs provides maximum comfort for luxurious and relaxing ride.

Silencer
Aesthetically designed short silencer for that 1950’s look. Available as an optional accessory for off-road use only.

Tail Lights
Vintage tail lamp assembly features a classic design.

Tank
Finely crafted tank with post war era graphics and thigh pads make for a vintage look.

Tool Box
Tool box with classic design.

Brakes
Front: 19 inch Rear: 18 inch

Specifications

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 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
Wheelbase1360 mm
Ground Clearance135 mm
Length2140 mm
Width790 mm
Height1090 mm
Kerb Weight190 Kg (with 90% Fuel & Oil)
Fuel Capacity13.5 Ltr
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
Tail Lamp21 W / 5 W
Electrical System12 volt - DC
Battery12 volt, 14 Ah
Head Lamp60 W / 55 W, HALOGEN

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