The Classic 500 motorcycle is a part of Royal Enfield’s Retro Street series. The bike sports retro styling that distinguishes itself from the rest of the motorcycles on the road today. The Classic range is the highest selling motorcycle in Royal Enfield’s range. Don’t be surprised if a dealer asks you to wait for six months before you get your bike.
The Classic 500 is powered by a 499cc single-cylinder Twinspark engine that produces 27.2bhp at 5250rpm and a maximum torque of 41.3Nm at 4000rpm. This engine is mated to a five-speed gearbox that transfers power to the rear wheel via a chain drive. It gets Keihin electronic fuel injection, helping the motorcycle deliver linear power and torque. It gets both an electric as well as a kickstart. A rear disc brake and ABS have recently been introduced to the range.
Royal Enfield sells the Classic 500 in three colours –tan, black and silver. It is priced at Rs 1.85 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)