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Royal Enfield Classic 500

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Key specs
  • Displacement499 cc
  • Max Power(bhp)27 bhp
  • Kerb Weight187 kg

Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 2,01,626

Royal Enfield Classic 500 is now discontinued in India.

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Royal Enfield Classic 500 Summary

Classic 500 key highlights

Displacement 499 cc
Kerb Weight 187 kg
  • Classic Tan
  • Classic Black
  • Classic Silver
Max Power 27 bhp

About Classic 500

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)
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Royal Enfield Classic 500 Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Engine churns out good torque
    • Posses great road presence
    • Quite decently priced
  • Could be Better

    • Gets outdated hardware
    • Poor front brake

BikeWale's Take

The Classic 500 is a one good looking motorcycle. It is powered by motor that is known for good torque, and performance. The bike is known to offer good comfort for long distance rides. However, it gets some outdated hardware. 

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Colours

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Price

VariantPrice Specs
Classic 500 Desert Storm 1,50,800 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes,
Classic 500 Chrome 1,57,788 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Spoke Wheels
Classic 500 Single Disc 1,78,338 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Spoke Wheels
Classic 500 Dual Disc 1,85,272 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Spoke Wheels
Classic 500 ABS 2,01,626 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Spoke Wheels

Royal Enfield Classic 500 mileage

As reported by Classic 500 owners, the real mileage of Royal Enfield Classic 500 is 34 kmpl.

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Classic 500 Specifications & Features


  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 27.2 bhp @ 5,250 rpm

    Max Torque 41.3 Nm @ 4,000 rpm

    Cooling System Air Cooled

    Transmission 5 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard BS-IV

    Displacement 499 cc

    Cylinders 1

    Bore 84 mm

    Stroke 90 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 2

    Compression Ratio 8.5 : 1

    Ignition Digital Electronic Ignition

    Spark Plugs 2 Per Cylinder

    Clutch Wet, Multi-plate

    Fuel Delivery System Keihin Electronic Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 13.5 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity 2.5 litres

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge 459 Km

    Mileage - ARAI --

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 34 kmpl

    Top Speed --

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 280 mm

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Front Tyre Size 90/90 - 19(Domestic), 90/90 - 18(Export)

    Rear Tyre Size 120/80 - 18(Domestic), 110/80 - 18(Export)

    Tyre Type Tubed

    Rear Brake Size 240 mm

    Calliper Type 2-Piston Caliper

    Front Wheel Size 19 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 18 inch

    Radial Tyres No

    Wheel Type Spoke

    Front Suspension Telescopic, 35mm Forks, 130mm Travel

    Rear Suspension Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjus

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 190 kg

    Overall Length 2,140 mm

    Overall Width 790 mm

    Wheelbase 1,360 mm

    Ground Clearance 135 mm

    Seat Height 800 mm

    Overall Height 1,090 mm

    Chassis Type Single Downtube,Using Engine As Stressed Member

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Odometer Analogue

DRLs (Daytime running lights) --

Mobile App Connectivity --

Low Battery IndicatorYes

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailNo

GPS & Navigation --

Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated Dual Channel ABS

USB charging port --

Front storage box --

Under seat storage --

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) --

Speedometer Analogue

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer --

Stand Alarm Yes

Stepped Seat No

No. of Tripmeters --

Tripmeter Type --

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Pillion SeatNo

Pillion FootrestNo

Digital Fuel GuageNo

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightNo



Electric System12 volt - DC

Battery12 volt, 14 Ah

Headlight TypeHalogen Bulb Type

Headlight Bulb Type60 W / 55 W, Halogen

Brake/Tail Light21 W / 5 W

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

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Royal Enfield Classic 500 User Reviews

4.7 (326 ratings) 91 reviews
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  •  5Best bike for all people 3 months ago by M Vishnu, Bangalore

    One of the best motorcycle in the indian market ..If you love daily commuting and long drive definitely you have to go for this motorcycle.. Riding experience in this motorcycle is awesome you can hit 250 - 300 km stretch in this without stopping.. Top speed you can hit

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    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      30 kmpl

  •  4My mind calms down when i go on a ride on this bike 7 months ago by Uss, Hyderabad

    I purchased this limited edition beast online. Only 500 of them went on sale in feb 2020 and i'm one of the lucky ones to get it. This is my first royal enfield that made me interested in everything that the company makes.I owned a jawa classic, kawasaki eliminator 180,

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    • Used it for

      Leisure Rides

    • Owned for

      < 3 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      30 kmpl

  •  4Bullet shows your attitude 11 months ago by Rashid, Bangalore

    I brought this bike when i was in bcom 1st year my dad brought it for me he surprised me when i came back from college, that day was the best ever day in my life, i never thought of owing a bullet wow that was amazing, this is bike for every men its so legendary bike, t

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    • Owned for

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    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

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