Royal Enfield Classic 500

The era of Classic Bikes is back. Its time again to gear up for riding a classic bike with the launch of a splendid bullet bike from Royal Enfield. Eicher Motors Group Company has launched the Royal Enfield Classic 500 in India on 4th November, 2009. This new motorcycle is an addition in the Royal Enfield range of rugged, alluring and super-cool bikes. Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 500 is priced at Rs 1.25 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi)....

Bullet classic new bikes have become a rage in a country of motorcycle lovers. The new Bullet with the name Royal Enfield Classic 500 motorcycle's powertrain and engine design have been validated by Dr McGuigan (Cranfield University) and Ricardo plc (UK).


Talking about design and drop dead gorgeous classic styling of Royal Enfield Classic 500, right from the stage of conceptualization, the automotive engineers of Royal Enfield have worked in collaboration with Xeniphya Design, UK. Even the engineering of different bike parts were done by experts worldwide. While engine of the motorbike is engineered in Italy, that of chassis is done with Vepro, UK and fuel injection system was engineered from Keihin, Japan. In order to ensure the perfect designing and engineering of Royal Enfield Classic 500, the final validation of this motorcycle was done by ARAI, Pune.

Royal Enfield Classic 500's Inspiration
A look at the new Bullet Classic 500 shows that the styling and character of the engine is inspired by the designs of the era of post World War-II. Royal Enfield Classic 500 has 'retro' look that is actually inspired by Royal Enfield's –'J2', model of 1950.

The recently launched Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 500 has a single cylinder 500cc unit-construction engine (UCE) supported by electronic fuel injection. This type of engine is integrated with an assembly for engine, clutch and 5 speed gearbox. Such an engine helps to minimizing the transmission losses that is caused by tightly- knit movable parts.

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Road Performance
  • Power output - 27.2bhp (up by 5bhp) at 5250rpm
  • Power output - 41Nm (up by 1Nm) of max torque at 4000rpm
  • Maximum speed - 129kmph
  • Fuel efficiency - 28.5kmpl (consumes 3.5L of gasoline for running 100km)
  • Fuel injected mill comes with a bore of 84mm and 90mm stroke
Color - Classic Green, Red, Blue and Black

Price of Royal Enfield Classic 500 - 1.24 Lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 500 motorcycles are available at dealerships and brand stores across India.


Engine Single Cylinder, 4 Stroke, OHV, SI Engine, Air cooled, and Fuel Injection
Displacement 499 CC
Bore x Stroke 84 mm x 90 mm
Maximum Power 27.2 bhp @ 5250 rpm
Maximum Torque 41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Transmission 5 Speed (left foot gear shift)
Ignition Electronic Ignition
Ground Clearance 140 mm
Width 800 mm
Wheel Base 1370 mm
Length 2130 mm
Height 1050 mm
Seat Height/ Saddle Height 800 mm
Front 90/90 - 18
Rear 110/90 - 18
Electrical System 12 Volts - DC
Head lamp 60 W / 55 W, HALOGEN
Battery 14 AH
Tail Lamp 21/5 W
E-Start Starter Motor 0.9 KW, DENSO
Front Hydraulic Disc Brake (Disc dia 280mm)
Rear Foot Operated 153 mm Single Lead Internal Expanding
Maximum Speed
Speed 130 Kmph
Suspension Triple rate Spring, 5-way adjustable, Hydraulic Shock Absorbers, Vertical travel, 90mm
Front Telescopic, Hydraulic Damping, Stroke 130 mm
Rear Swing Arm With Gas Shock Absorbers, Stroke 80 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 13.5 ltr
Compression Ratio 8.5 : 1
Air Cleaner Paper Element
Engine Oil Grade / Qty 15W 50 API, SL Grade JASO MA
Weight(Kerb) 182 Kg (with 90% fuel & oil)


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