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).
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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 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.
2014 Royal Enfield Classic 500 Key Features:
500cc, sinlge 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.
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)|
|Fuel Capacity||13.5 Ltr|
|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|