Royal Enfield Bullet 500
Find out what our experts have to say about Royal Enfield Classic 500!
|32 Kmpl ARAI Mileage||NA||499 cc View All Specs||RsCheck now|
While the Classic 350 is the highest selling motorcycle for Royal Enfield, the Classic 500 is for someone who desires more power and the extra grunt. It carries forward all the virtues of the Classic range but with the bonus of the extra torque that is helpful when taking on the mountain twisties. However the Classic 500 really doesn’t justify the premium over the 350 as the performance difference is negligible on the open highways while being less frugal also.
The least priced variant is Royal Enfield Classic Battle Green priced at Rs. 2,12,259 and the most priced variant is Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus Edition priced at Rs. 2,53,696.
|Battle Green||499 cc, 32 Kmpl ARAI Mileage||Rs2,12,259|
|STD||499 cc, 32 Kmpl ARAI Mileage||Rs2,18,551|
|Squadron Blue||499 cc, 32 Kmpl ARAI Mileage||Rs2,21,187|
|Desert Storm||499 cc, 32 Kmpl ARAI Mileage||Rs2,39,141|
|Stealth Black||499 cc, 32 Kmpl ARAI Mileage||Rs2,39,141|
|Chrome||499 cc, 32 Kmpl ARAI Mileage||Rs2,47,314|
|Pegasus Edition||499 cc, -||Rs2,53,696|
Check out the looks of Royal Enfield Classic 500 before you buy
Choose the Royal Enfield Classic 500 which fits the bill of you.
Engine 499 cc
Mileage City/Highway 32 Kmpl ARAI Mileage
Torque 41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Power 27.57 PS @ 5250 rpm
Here is what our experts feel about Classic 500
A major reason why the Royal Enfields were loved by true-blue biking enthusiasts was not to ride them long, but the vintage styling and perhaps the most pleasurable exhaust audios one never got tired of hearing. Over the years, Royal Enfield became synonymous with everything sturdy and masculine. The Classic 500 is a member of the Redditch headquartered company’s Retro Street series and the elder sibling of the Classic 350 which borrows the former’s style parameters. Both the standard Classic 500 and the limited edition Pegasus variant are powered by the same 499cc engine. The retro look, as always, makes the bike stand out among its more dainty peers. The entire styling of the bike is a throwback to the post-war 1950s with some modern must-haves squeezed unobtrusively. The chassis is similar to the one perfected since the first Bullet rolled out from Enfield’s stables in 1954. The rounded fuel tank and the massively plush saddle are almost patent-stuff, while the bike’s innards are decked with modern valves and pistons to forge new age characteristics sans compromising the ride quality. The metallurgy is now far improved with Enfield incorporating modern engineering methods. The Classic 500 and the Pegasus are priced at ?1.9 lakh and ?2.17 lakh (ex-showroom) respectively. Courtesy the retro looks, the UM Renegade Commando is the nearest fair competitor of the Classic 500. The Pegasus, on its part, pays homage to World War II paratroopers of the British army and is inspired from Enfield’s military motorcycle called the ‘Flying Flea.
Braking action on the Classic 500 is dependent on the 2-piston caliper 280mm front, and the single lead 153mm drum rear brakes. It’s a robust braking system on any bike, but given the heavy kerb weight of the Classic, which is approximately 194kg, the brakes fail to evolve at times. The handling suffers as well because of the weight. The solid iron bike is sometimes difficult to negotiate around corners.
The Classic 500, true to the Royal Enfield tradition, has features that conform to the 1950s look. The retro-inspired paint theme, the spring-mounted single saddle seat, and single-pod instrument cluster, are all head turners. Though not many, features like the disc brakes, electric start and the Keihin electronic fuel injection system, adds to its modernity while retaining the decades-long appeal. The headlamp cluster features the ‘tiger-eye lamps’ that lend the bike its signature stance. The halogen bulbs provide ample light for safe, nighttime driving. The 280mm disc brakes help in sudden stops. Safety is further enhanced by the 2-channel anti-lock braking system. Multiple spoke wheels ensure a solid on-road grip and lend good balance while riding over potholes. Royal Enfield has produced no frills, no nonsense bikes and the Classic 500 lives up to that heritage.
|Others||Rs 750 |
|On Road||Rs 2,12,259|
|On Road||Rs 2,18,551|
|On Road||Rs 2,21,187|
|On Road||Rs 2,39,141|
|On Road||Rs 2,39,141|
|On Road||Rs 2,47,314|
|Others||Rs 750 |
|On Road||Rs 2,53,696|