Royal Enfield Classic 500 Price And Full Bike Specification

About Royal Enfield:

Royal Enfield was a brand name under which The Enfield Cycle Company Limited Redditch,  Worcestershire sold motorcycles, bicycles, lawnmowers and stationary engines which they had manufactured. Enfield Cycle Company also used the brand name Enfield without Royal.

The first Royal Enfield motorcycle was built in 1901. The Enfield Cycle Company is responsible for the design and original production of the Royal Enfield Bullet, the longest-lived motorcycle design in history. Enfield’s remaining motorcycle business became part of Norton  Villiers in  1967 and that business closed in 1978. A former subsidiary continues to manufacture Royal Enfield motorcycles in India.

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Overview

Royal Enfield Classic 500 is the elder sibling of Classic 350 which mimics styling of the former. For power generation, the bike relies on a 499cc, single cylinder, 4-stroke Twinspark engine developing peak power output of 27.2bhp 5250rpm along with the top torque of 41.3Nm at 4000rpm. The engine comes mated to a five-speed constant mesh gearbox. Suspension set up comprises of telescopic front forks and twin gas charged rear shock absorbers.

Slotted above the Classic 350 in RE’s line-up, the 500 Classic is styled on the lines of retro theme. As the name suggests, the bike features a 500cc engine producing decent power and torque output. The fuel injected engine comes mated to a constant mesh gearbox and gets telescopic front forks along with twin gas charged shock absorbers at the rear.

2017 Royal Enfield Classic 500 Price in India

Price (On Road, New Delhi) Rs 1.73 Lakh

The 2017 Royal Enfield Classic 500 is Rs 4,000 costlier than the outgoing model. It has an ex-showroom, New Delhi price of Rs 1.73 lakh. The 2017 Classic 500 comes with a BS-IV engine and Always-On Headlamps.

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Specifications


  • Engine Cc                                                                                                                                499.0 cc
  • No Of Cylinder                                                                                                                     1
  • Max Power                                                                                                                            27.2 bhp @ 5250 rpm
  • Max Torque                                                                                                                           41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
  • Valves Per Cylinder                                                                                                           2
  • Fuel Delivery                                                                                                                        Electronic Fuel  
  • Cooling System                                                                                                                   Air Cooled
  • Starting mechanism                                                                                                         Self / Kick Start


Dimension and Weight

  • Kerb Weight                                                                                                                          194     kg
  • Length                                                                                                                                        2140 mm
  • Width                                                                                                                                         790     mm
  • Height                                                                                                                                        1090  mm
  • Wheelbase                                                                                                                              1360  mm
  • Ground Clearance                                                                                                              135     mm
  • Seat Height                                                                                                                              800    mm

Chassis and Suspension

  • Chassis Type                                                      Single Downtube, Using Engine As Stressed Member
  • Front suspension                                            Telescopic, 35mm Forks, 130mm Travel
  • Rear Suspension                                             Twin Gas Charged Shock Absorbers With 5-step                                                                                                       Adjustable Preload, 80mm Travel

Wheel and Tyres

  • Wheel Size                                                                                                              19 inches
  • Wheel Type                                                                                                             Spoke Wheels
  • Front Tyre                                                                                                                90/90 – 19
  • Rear Tyre                                                                                                                 120/80 – 18


Fuel Consumption

  • Fuel Tank Capacity                                                                                               13.5 L
  • Reserve Fuel Capacity                                                                                        2.5 L
  • Mileage                                                                                                                        35 Kmpl
  • Overall Riding Range                                                                                           472.5 km


  • No. Of Gears                                                                                                             5
  • Clutch                                                                                                                           Wet, Multi-plate


  • Front Brake Type                                                                                                   Disc, 2-Piston Caliper
  • Rear Brake Type                                                                                                     Drum, Single Lead Internal                                                                                                                                                                           Expanding
  • Front Disc/Drum Size                                                                                         280 mm
  • Rear Disc/Drum Size                                                                                           153 mm


  • Battery                                                                                                                        12 Volt, 14 Ah
  • Headlight                                                                                                                   12V, 60 W / 55 W,                                                                                                                                                                                 HALOGEN
  • Tail Light                                                                                                                     12V, P21/5W


Royal Enfield Classic 500 Looks

Nothing much has changed in terms of looks, the bike reminds of post-war motorcycles as it wears the vintage design. Chrome is used amply on the body which makes the bike appear premium but at the same time seems to be slightly overused. The radical instrument cluster is similar to what we get to see in rest of the REs. For that matter, the headlamps, tail lamp, fuel tank, toolbar and even the seat have been worked upon around the vintage theme.

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Engine Specifications & Transmission

Power is drawn from a 499cc, single cylinder, 4-stroke Twinspark engine producing top power and torque 27.2bhp at 5250rpm along with 41.3Nm of torque at 4000rpm. A five-speed constant mesh gearbox is synced to the engine.

 Royal Enfield Classic 500 Features

The standard model lacks pillion seat, there is only a single seat for the rider. However, the pillion seat can be availed as a part of accessories. The rounded headlamp cluster features ‘Tiger eye lamps’ which lends it bullet like stance, moreover the halogen bulbs produce ample light to guide riders during the night. RE offers the vintage look silencer on the bike as an additional accessory. In tandem with the rest of the styling, the tail lamps too feature a classic design.

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Braking & Handling

Braking action is dependent on 280mm disc 2-piston calliper front and 153mm drum, single lead internal expanding rear brakes. Although the braking set up is robust it fails to evolve due to the heavy weight of the bike which is around 194kg (kerb weight). For the similar reason, handling too suffers, the heavy iron bike is quite tough to handle at the corners. The fuel tank features post-war era graphics and there is a toolbox too.

2017 Royal Enfield Classic 500 Top Speed

True Top Speed 130 KMPH

The 2017 model Classic 500’s specifications list remains totally unchanged. Hence, even its top speed remains the same. The RE Classic 500 has a true top speed of 130 KMPH.

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Wheels & Tyres

90/90-19 and 120/80-18 tyres are fitted in front and rear respectively. The multiple spoke wheels lend good grip on the road and balance the bike well over potholes.

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Competition

Donning retro looks, Classic 500 deals with competitors in the segment such as UM Renegade Classic and UM Renegade Commando.

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