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).
Armed with a potent fuel injected 500cc engine and clothed in a disarmingly appealing post war styling.
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.
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