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  • Torquey motor
  • Classical styling


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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.

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Royal Enfield Classic 500 Price

The least priced variant is  Royal Enfield Classic 500 ABS  priced at Rs. 2,35,085 and the most priced variant is Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus Edition  priced at Rs. 2,53,696.

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Price List

ABS 499 cc,Rs2,35,085
Squadron Blue 499 cc,Rs2,38,297
Stealth Black 499 cc,Rs2,38,297
Desert Storm 499 cc,Rs2,38,297
Chrome 499 cc,Rs2,46,517
Pegasus Edition 499 cc,Rs2,53,696
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Royal Enfield Classic 500 Specifications

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Engine 499 cc

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Radial Tyres

Alloy Wheels

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Classic 500 Expert Review

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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.

Not much has changed in the bike regarding its looks, which undeniably has been its USP over the decades. Chrome has been generously used on the body to make the machine look and feel more premium, but at the same time, seems a bit overused. The instrument cluster is common to all Royal Enfield bikes. The head and tail lamp, tool bar, the fuel tank, and even the seat have been worked around the vintage theme. The Classic 500 standard version lacks the pillion seat which can be bought as an optional accessory. The vintage looking silencer is another accessory. Conforming to the bike’s overall design aesthetics, the tail lamps too have a classic design. The rear and front wheels are fitted with 120/80-18 and 90/90-19 tyres respectively.
The Classic 500 is powered by a single-cylinder 499cc 4-stroke Twinspark engine that delivers a peak output of 27.2bhp at 5250rpm. At 4000rpm, the torque tops out at 41.3Nm. A five-speed gearbox complements the engine. The rear wheel is fed power by the gearbox via a chain drive. The Keihin electronic fuel injection system helps the bike deliver the torque and linear power. Both kickstart and electronic ignitions are available on the Classic. The Pegasus edition is equipped with the same single-cylinder engine which delivers identical power. Fuel efficiency is zappy, returning 38.8kmpl on city roads and 46.4kmpl on highways. At an average economy of 40.7kmpl, the mileage is superb by any standards. The 13.5-litre fuel tank of the Classic 500 easily offers around 550km of travel.Royal Enfield engines are known for their famous 'dug-dug' exhaust note, and the Classic 500 does fit the shoes of its ancestors in this aspect. The engine is a large single-cylinder, 346cc unit, which makes out a meagre 27.5 PS of power and 41.3 Nm of torque. The specifications may not sound that great as the exhaust sound, but thanks to the availabilty of that torque at a lower rpm, the drivability of the engine is fantastic. Power delivery is smooth, though the 5-speed gearbox is notchy, and you may end stucked in wrong gears sometimes. The refinement word is what this motorcycle hates, and may sound too harsh at high revolutions.

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.

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