The elder sibling of Classic 350 with some tweaks in the mechanical bits and the amazing matte black color shade, the Royal Enfield Classic 500 is one of the best offerings from the brand. Complimenting its retro look is a 500 cc twin spark engine that gives it the ultimate power and the vintage styling have made it land on the best retro cruisers list.
Powering the Royal Enfield Classic 500 is a 499 cc, Single-Cylinder, 4 stroke, Twinspark engine capable of producing a maximum power of 27.2 Bhp @ 5250 rpm and an utmost torque of 41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. A noteworthy riding quality, vintage styling and optimum performance have made the Classic 500 worth rooting for.
Royal Enfield is an Indian motorcycle manufacturing brand with the tag of the oldest global motorcycle brand in continuous production manufactured in factories in Chennai in India. Licensed from Royal Enfield by the indigenous Indian Madras Motors, it is now a subsidiary of Eicher Motors Limited, an Indian automaker. The company makes the Royal Enfield Bullet, and other single-cylinder motorcycles. First produced in 1901, Royal Enfield is the oldest motorcycle brand in the world still in production, with the Bullet model enjoying the longest motorcycle production run of all time
In 2017, Royal Enfield added new variants of the Classic 350 and 500 motorcycles. While the Royal Enfield Classic 350 gets Gun Grey as a new color option, the Classic 500 will now come in Stealth Black colour.
Royal Enfield has unveiled the 650 cc twin-cylinder engine at the Technology Centre in Leicestershire, England, on November 2017. This will power the next generation of Royal Enfield motorcycles. Royal Enfield is going to showcase this at the EICMA (Milan Motorcycle Show) starting from November 7 in Italy.
|Classic Stealth Black key highlights|
|Kerb Weight||194 kg|
|Max Power||27.2 bhp @ 5,250 rpm|
Royal Enfield’s newest variant of the Classic 500 is the stealth black. As the name suggests, it sports a matte black finish and joins the Desert Storm and Squadron series, the other variants with a matte finish paint scheme in the Classic 500 range. The Classic 500 stealth black is mechanically identical to its siblings, with one exception: it is the first Classic 500 to sport a rear disc brake. ABS has also been added to it – it is a Rs 15,000 optional extra.
|Standout Features||Powerful Engine, Rear Disc Brake, Exclusive Matt Shade, Black Exhaust, 2-Channel ABS|
|Should You Buy It?||This will be the first ever all Black Classic motorcycle from the Indian manufacturer. Although Bullet series is known for its Black shade, offering Matt Black has made it years ahead of other motorcycles. Notice the detail and fall in love with this motorcycle.|
|Engine Description||Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Twinspark|
|Fuel System||Keihin Electronic Fuel Injection|
|Maximum Power||27.2 HP @ 5250 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm|
|Number of Cylinders||1|
|Ignition||Digital Electronic Ignition|
|Oil Grade||15 W 50 API, SL Grade JASO MA|
|Air Cleaner||Paper Element|
|Bharat Stage IV (BS4)|
GEARBOX & CLUTCH
|Number of Gears||5|
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
|Overall Length||2140 mm|
|Overall Width||790 mm|
|Overall Height||1090 mm|
|Ground Clearance||135 mm|
|Seat Height||800 mm|
|Kerb/Wet Weight||196 kg|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||13.50 litres|
|Bike Variant||Royal Enfield Classic 500 Stealth Black ABS|
|Braking System||2-Channel ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)|
|Mileage||25-30 kmpl (approx.)|
|Price in India||Royal Enfield Classic 500 Stealth Black ABS is priced at INR 2.04 Lakh in India (Ex-Showroom).|
|Official Tagline||Made Like a Gun, Goes Like a Bullet!|
|Warranty in India||2 years or 20,000 kms (whichever is earlier)|
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