The Royal Enfield has a lot of fans among those who love vintage style and modern engines. One of the most appreciated models in the company’s lineup is the Royal Enfield Classic Chrome 500. The model is based on the standard Classic 500 and what sets it apart from its sibling is the special chrome treatment.

Like its brother, the new Classic Chrome features the classic British styling of the 1950s and we especially like the clean cut of the fenders, the peanut style gas tank and the massive headlight.

The numerous chromed elements are combined with a rich paint finish which underlines the classic look of the motorcycle.

Power comes from a single cylinder, 4 stroke, twinspark engine with a displacement of 499cc. The engine’s output is rated at 27.2 bhp a 5250 rpm and 41.3 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Royal Enfield Classic Chrome 500.

  • 2013 Royal Enfield Classic Chrome 500
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Engine:
    Single Cylinder, 4 stroke,Twinspark
  • Transmission:
    5 Speed Constant Mesh
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    27 @ 5250
  • Torque @ RPM:
    30 @ 4000
  • Energy:
    Keihin Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Displacement:
    499 cc
  • Top Speed:
    75 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    INR 134000


2013 Royal Enfield Classic Chrome 500 Exterior
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The Royal Enfield Classic Chrome is based on the Classic 500 with a rather generous dose of chrome on it. Like the Classic 500, the new Classic Chrome retains the quintessential classic British styling of the 1950s: simple, harmonious, well proportioned. The Chrome sports a seat with a leather finish and adds to the visual appeal of the motorcycle. Built of old-fashioned metal, in clean elegant lines of Chrome combined with a rich paint finish the design of the Royal Enfield Classic Chrome is a tribute to the retro look of post war British motorcycles.


2013 Royal Enfield Classic Chrome 500 Exterior
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  • Chrome front mudguard
  • Chrome dominates rea mudguard enhancing classic appeal.
  • Unique Tan seat, available on this model only. Spring seat, with removable pillion seat.
  • Finely crafted tank with post war era graphics and with generous chrome.
  • Chrome tool box with classic design.
  • Wheels 280MM disc brake


2013 Royal Enfield Classic Chrome 500 Exterior
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Engine Type Single Cylinder, 4 stroke,Twinspark
Displacement 499cc
Bore x stroke 84mm x 90mm
Compression Ratio 8.5 : 1
Maximum Power 27.2 bhp @ 5250 rpm
Maximum Torque 41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Ignition System Digital Electronic Ignition
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 5 Speed Constant Mesh
Lubrication Wet sump
Engine Oil 15 W 50 API, SL Grade JASO MA
Fuel Supply Keihin Electronic Fuel Injection
Air Cleaner Paper Element
Engine Start Electric/Kick
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
Wheelbase 1370 mm
Ground Clearance 135 mm
Length 2160 mm
Width 800 mm
Height 1080 mm (Domestic) 1050 mm (Export)
Kerb Weight 187 Kg (with 90% Fuel & Oil)
Fuel Capacity 14.5 Ltr (3.2Gallon)
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


2013 Royal Enfield Classic Chrome 500 Exterior
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Topgear ---- "On the whole, the Classic was already a fairly expensive bike and with the new colour schemes, the sticker price has just gone up by another 3k for the ‘Desert Storm’ and 7k for the ‘Chrome’. While the ‘Desert Storm’ looks fantastic and pleases TG sensibilities, the ‘Chrome’ looks like a bit of an overkill and pushes the affordability envelope. The mechanical tweaks, however, will be available on all new Classic 500s which is good news."

Motorcycle-usa ---- "Our journey began on the curvy roads of New Hampshire where we found the slim, light Classic Chrome to be a very nimble bike. With a fairly low center of gravity, compact rider’s triangle and a claimed curb weight of a paltry 412 pounds, it doesn’t take much to toss the Royal Enfield around. Transitioning is quick and effort is minimal. Turn-in on the Classic Chrome is predictable and while it doesn’t necessarily carve turns, its can hold a line without much input at the bars. "

Bikedekho --- "Though there is disc brake at the front, it would have been better had the rear got the same instead of the drum brakes. ABS, had it been there, would have been a welcome feature. Though, handling and braking have been improved, the bike still could have done better with some improvement in both."

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  (1) posted on 02.10.2014

I like but I hav old model...Royal enfield 499cc chrome classic

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