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

₹ 1,50,800

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 @ 5,250 rpm

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    • Gets outdated hardware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 However, it gets some outdated hardware. 

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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 bhp @ 5,250 rpm

    Maximum Torque 41 Nm @ 4,000 rpm

    Emission Standard --

    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

    Cooling System --

    Transmission 5 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Clutch Wet, Multi-plate

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 15 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity 2.5 litres

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank & an electric bike can travel on a full charge 510 Km

    Mileage - ARAI --

    Mileage - Owner Reported 34 kmpl

    Top Speed --

  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 280 mm

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Rear Brake Size 153 mm

    Calliper Type --

    Front Wheel Size --

    Rear Wheel Size Rear Wheel Size --

    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

    Radial Tyres No

    Wheel Type --

    Front Suspension Telescopic, 35mm Forks, 130mm Travel

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

  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 187 kg

    Overall Length 2,180 mm

    Overall Width 800 mm

    Overall Height 1,080 mm

    Wheelbase 1,370 mm

    Ground Clearance 135 mm

    Seat Height --

    Chassis Type Single Downtube,Using Engine As Stressed Member


Odometer --

DRLs (Daytime running lights) --

Mobile App Connectivity --

GPS & Navigation --

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion Grabrail--

Pillion Seat--

Pillion FootrestYes

Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock breaking 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 --

USB charging port --

Front storage box --

Under seat storage --

Speedometer Analogue

Fuel Guage --

Tachometer --

Stand Alarm No

Stepped Seat No

No. of Tripmeters --

Tripmeter Type --

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Low Battery Indicator Yes

Digital Fuel GuageNo

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift Light--



Electric System--

Battery12 volt, 14 Ah

Headlight Type60 W / 55 W, Halogen

Headlight Bulb Type--

Brake/Tail Light21 W / 5 W

Turn SignalNo

Pass LightYes

Additional features--

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Price

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

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Royal Enfield Classic 500 User Reviews

4.7 (317 ratings) 89 reviews
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  •  4Bullet shows your attitude 3 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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    • Used it for


    • Owned for

      < 3 months

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

  •  5Bullet my life 4 months ago by Sijo, Thane

    I had this bike for a year and its riding experience is very good and its actually worth our money it has a very classy look and it has a good servicing facility overall the region it has very good advantage in long riding and it has a very low ground clearance and it h

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      27 kmpl

  •  5My experience 4 months ago by Dhruv, Ramgarh Cantt

    When i go to buy i am just worried about which bike should i choose then i like classic 500 himalayan and thunderbird then i think to buy classic 500 my riding experience was really good when i ride i feel very good to have such look of this bike it look and performance

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    • Used it for


    • Owned for

      3-6 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      32 kmpl

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