Royal Enfield Classic 500

Royal Enfield Classic 500


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Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 2,01,000
* Delhi. May vary.


Our take on this /// Verdict
The Royal Enfield Bullet 500 is an iconic classic bike that has been a favorite of many for years. It is a great choice for touring and off-roading, and its classic looks make it a great choice for those looking for a bit of nostalgia. The engine is reliable and powerful, and the bike is easy to maintain. It is also affordable, making it a great option for those on a budget. In short, the Royal Enfield Bullet 500 is a great choice for those looking for a classic machine with plenty of power and a timeless look.

Royal Enfield Classic 500 price is Rs 2.01 lakh in India. Available in Black color.

Latest Updates
Friday, 08 September 2023 08:10 AM

Royal Enfield today announced that it will discontinue the retail sales of Bullet 500, Classic 500, and Thunderbird 500 in India from March 31, 2020. However, Royal Enfield Bullet 500, Royal Enfield Classic 500 and Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 will continue to be sold across all the international markets.

Colour Options and Price in India
Bike Variant Royal Enfield Classic 500 ABS
Availability Status in India Discontinued
2-Wheeler Type Cruiser
Latest Price in India Royal Enfield Classic 500 price was Rs 2.01 lakh before being discontinued.
Fuel Type Petrol
Colour Options Black
Official Tagline Made Like a Gun, Goes Like a Bullet!
Engine Details 499cc, Single Cylinder, Air Cooled, 4 Stroke, Twinspark
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection
Cooling Air Cooling
Engine cc (Displacement) 499 cc
Maximum Power 27.2 HP @ 5250 rpm
Maximum Torque 41.3 NM @ 4000 rpm
Number of Cylinders 1
Emission Norms BS4-Compliant
Ignition Digital Electronic Ignition
Lubrication Wet sump
Compression Ratio 8.5:1
Bore 84 mm
Stroke 90 mm
Oil Grade 15 W 50 API, SL Grade & above, JASO MA 2
Air Cleaner Paper Element
Number of Gears 5 Speed
Gearbox Type Constant Mesh
Clutch Wet, Multi-Plate
Mileage 30 kmpl
Front Brake 280mm Disc, 2 Piston Caliper
Rear Brake 240mm Disc, Single Piston Caliper
ABS Yes, Dual Channel
Front Tyre 90/90-19
Rear Tyre 120/80-18
Wheel Type Spoke
Tubeless Tyres
Braking System Anti-lock Braking System
Front Suspension Telescopic Forks
Rear Suspension Twin Gas Charged Shock Absorbers with 5-Step Adjustable Preload
Frame (Chassis) Single Downtube, Using Engine as Stressed Member
Front Wheel Travel 130mm
Rear Wheel Travel 80mm
Overall Length 2140 mm
Overall Width 790 mm
Overall Height 1090 mm
Ground Clearance 135 mm
Seat Height 800 mm
Wheelbase 1380 mm
Kerb Weight 196 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 13.50 litres
Speedometer Analogue
Fuel Gauge Analogue
Pass Light
Battery Type Maintenance Free
Capacity 12 Ah
Voltage 12V
Head Light 60W / 55W, HALOGEN
Tail Light 12V, P21/ 5 W
Turn Signal Light (Front) 12V, 10W x 4nos
Turn Signal Light (Rear) 12V, 10W x 4nos
Automatic Headlamp On (AHO)
Electric Start

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Royal Enfield Classic 500 ABS Goes On-Sale in India
Royal Enfield Classic 500 ABS Goes On-Sale in India
Monday, 10 September 2018 0:00 AM

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Review

27 Jul, 2016 11:05 AM

Quick Review by Maxabout Team

Royal Enfield needs no introduction in India. It represents a certain class of bikes here and Classic 500 is their newest offering. This bike fills the gap between Royal Enfield’s regular Bullet and Thunderbird. Will it be able to leave the long lasting impression similar to its other siblings? Let’s find out.

Royal Enfield India has launched new variants of Classic 500. One is the Classic Chrome 500 and second is the Classic Desert Storm 500. Both the variants are exactly same in terms of engine and other technical specifications. The Classic Chrome 500 features all-over chrome finish and Classic Desert Storm 500 is light brown in shade in matte finish. The Classic Chrome is priced at Rs. 1.65 lakhs (on-road Mumbai), which is Rs. 10000 more than the regular variant of Classic 500.

The Classic Desert Storm is priced at Rs. 1.58 lakhs (on-road Mumbai), which is Rs. 3000 more than the regular variant of Classic 500. Both the variants are powered by a 499cc, single cylinder engine which generates maximum power of 27.2 Bhp at 5250 rpm and peak torque of 41.3 Nm at 4000 rpm. There is one more variant of Classic 500 which is known as Classic Military 500 but it will not be launched in India because green shade is reserved for Army only.

The Classic 500 Chrome is available in two shades: Black and Royal Maroon. Classic 500 Desert Storm is available in only one shade: Light brown in matte finish. “Our customers have been demanding the Chrome model of Royal Enfield for quite some time now. Both Classic Chrome and Desert Storm are meant to bring more thrills to the customer,” the firm’s senior vice president (sales and marketing) Shaji Koshy said.

Design and Style

Give it a look and you will come to know instantly why it’s been named Classic. Its retro look resembles to the early age Bullets. Classic 500 has been heavily chromed and that makes it look extremely classy. It’s a perfect blend of vintage and modern styling. The circular headlight and twin eye lamps give it a Bullet look. The headlight is surrounded by chrome and also features a tiny chrome visor at the top. Front telescopic forks are semi body colored while their lower section is chrome finished which suits its chrome spoke wheels. It has a full size mudguard which covers most of the part of its front wheel. Its round shaped rear view mirrors and orange colored side indicators which add sparkle to this bike. Move to the side of this bike and its classic styling continues. The tank is very simple and sits on the top of its steel engine. There are certain unique features in this bike which includes single rider seat with coil springs and up-swept silencer. It has an extremely long chrome finished muffler which differentiates it from its other siblings. Its rear mudguard carries nothing else than its number plate, tail light and rear side indicators. Its naked look at the back makes it an eye-catcher. Other than this, the bike has body colored air filter and oval shaped tool box.

Instrument Console

Like most of the Bullets, you will also notice naked analogue instrument console in this bike. It has a circular pod for its analogue speedometer and odometer which also houses other indicators. Just below on the right side of this speedometer, it has a small dial for its analogue fuel gauge.

Engine and Gearbox

Royal Enfield Classic 500 uses a fuel injected, single cylinder 499cc engine. This 4-stroke, twin spark engine generates a power output of 27.2 bhp at 5250 rpm. Its maximum torque production of 41.3 Nm can be used at 4000 rpm. This engine is mated with a five-speed manual gearbox which works from the left side and comes with a gear shift pattern of one gear down and four gears up-shift.

Acceleration and Performance

Royal Enfield bikes are known for their strong low and mid-range and Classic seems to be their most powerful bike till date. Surely, it’s a heavy machine but thanks to its massive torque output, you never feel restricted. It has tall gear ratios which helps you to squeeze maximum out of this 500cc engine. In city traffic, the early torque building brings stability to this bike at slow speeds. The throttle response is really impressive and keeps on improving as you progress. The thumping sound of this engine is very low which makes less noise pollution. The gear transitions are very smooth and you will enjoy confident riding. It can cross the speed of 130km/hr easily. It may not be as fast as you expect but the way this bike uses its power is really tremendous. The bike is a treat on highways as there is no sign of harshness in this engine; it feels extremely refined and powerful. The serious turbo pulling of this engine can be noticed on hill driving.


Expect this bike to return a fuel economy of round 25-30km/ltr in city conditions. On highways, its mileage ranges from 32-35km/ltr.

Comfort while Driving

If you are a solo rider and need a spacious and comfortable bike then don’t look beyond Classic. It offers a very relaxed riding position with front-set foot pegs. The solo seat is well padded and supported with springs which saves you from back pain on long runs. It has a wide handle bar which offers a firm grip which gives you a good hold of this bike. The bike has rubber pad on both sides of its fuel tank which gives you solid knee grip. The visibility of road is perfect and you can enjoy stress free rides.

Storage Space and Safety Features

Royal Enfield Classic 500 features tool box for storage space and for safety, it comes equipped with halogen headlight which gives you clear vision of roads at night.

Suspension and Brakes

Classic 500 uses 35mm telescopic front forks and twin gas charged with swing arm rear suspension which easily takes the heavy weight (187kg) of this bike. The braking system includes front disc brake of 280mm and rear drum brake of 153mm.

Ride and Handling

Royal Enfield Classic 500 teaches you the true meaning of cruising. The ride and handling of this bike at high speed is really light and responsive. You may only find it a bit heavy and slow in city traffic and parking lots where you will have to put an effort while turning it at slow speed. Other than this, there is no complaint about its ride quality. Moreover, it has a wheelbase (1360mm) and ground clearance of 135mm which improves its stability around corners though we still feel the need of a wider rear tyre. The high speed stability of this bike is commendable and its braking system is also quite effective.


Royal Enfield Classic 500 is available in three shades: Classic Tan, Classic Silver and Classic Black.


Royal Enfield Classic 500 has no competitor in our Indian bike market. Its exclusivity is the biggest USP of this bike. Moreover, the performance and ride quality of this bike makes it distinctive. We feel it’s a complete value for money bike and should be the first choice of grown up boys who wants to experience the world of cruising.


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Questions and Answers

Most Popular Answers for Royal Enfield Classic 500
Are parts and service still available for the Classic 500?
11 September 2023 04:12

 Yes, Royal Enfield dealerships and authorized service centers continue to provide parts and service support for existing Classic 500 owners.

Can I still buy a new Royal Enfield Classic 500?
11 September 2023 04:11

No, the Royal Enfield Classic 500 motorcycles are no longer in production. However, you may find pre-owned models available in the used motorcycle market.

Why was the Royal Enfield Classic 500 discontinued?
11 September 2023 04:11

The Royal Enfield Classic 500 was discontinued due to evolving emission standards in various markets where it was sold. The model was unable to meet stricter emission regulations.

Which is Better option Royal Enfield Classic 500 or Kawasaki Ninja 300 for daily commute?
08 September 2023 08:25

Choosing between the Royal Enfield Classic 500 and the Kawasaki Ninja 300 for your daily commute depends on what you need. The Classic 500 is comfy with a retro style and low maintenance, great for city riding, but it may feel underpowered on highways. The Ninja 300 is more powerful, agile, and suitable for highways and quick moves in traffic, but its sporty position may be less comfy for longer commutes. Think about your daily ride and what matters most to you—comfort or performance.

What is the price of Royal Enfield Classic 500?
08 September 2023 08:19

Royal Enfield Classic 500 has been discontinued. The made-to-order special edition motorcycle is being sold exclusively online. It is likely to be around Rs 3,000 to Rs 5,000 more than the standard Classic 500, which costs Rs 2.02 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

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Classic 500cc needs more top speed. ..... like 145 to 150km/hr

Dipanjan halder | 8 years ago
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It is a great machine. ....... oh and it's royal look.........such a mind blowing bike..... it's roaring sound make a great feeling. .......really 500ccc classic is a heavy duty machine. .... only one thing i dislike about its. ....that is it top speed.........otherwise it's overall performance is fabulous. ......

Best Features: It's amazing engine. ......

Pros: I like every thing about it. .......

Cons: Its top speed. ....... iIthink it should be able to touch 150km/hr

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Royal Enfield Classic 500 Comments

User Comments
8 years ago

I'm planning to buy a bike
& I'm confused to buy which 1
Rc 200 or classic 500

9 years ago

pulser 220 is 22occ 21 bhp its dwn 145 but royal enfield is 500 27 bhp its dwn 1ly 130 what is this .

10 years ago

this bike is the biggest exzost in world. i love its thump. its my kumu kumu bike.

Sumit Bansal
10 years ago


10 years ago

Royal Enfield Classic 500 is great!!!!!!!!!

10 years ago

This is a goood bike from Royal

Sharda Jagdale
10 years ago

ray ban goggles & this bike gonna kill any is urs....

gurpreet sharma
10 years ago

Riding comfort is very high.

Prashant Jagdale
10 years ago

It has massive torque & power

Nitin Thorat
10 years ago

Its truely for men..

10 years ago

bullet is the best

krishna chaitanya
10 years ago

what the hell with royal enfield. they have kept battle green color in the indian website but it is not available in india. dreamt of buying battle green but dream's over.stop playing with people and remove that shit out of the website if it's not available in india.I am sick of u guys

clement lakra
10 years ago

is there any additional seat for the rear sitter

10 years ago

god.....let me hit a lottry.............

Braham Thakran
11 years ago

I like
Royal Enfield Bike.

Max Payne
11 years ago

Compared to wat u used to get from RE tis has lower maintenance :P, but again i dont trust the fi much...go on ur own hunch, if u go for biking trips on a regular basis like once a month or just like most of the few 1000 fans of RE u want it desparately then go ahead and buy it...if u are a city rider then go for a jap bike.

Devi Prasad Dash
11 years ago

I hv decided to go for C500 but from certain site I came to know that it needs more maintenance than japanish bike. Is it true?

Roshan Francis
11 years ago

wat's it's mileagee plse..????

looke duke
11 years ago

u know what ? i just hate this bike since i've been seeing it,it's a bike gud for NOTHING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i hate this brand bullet or what royal enfield !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jeevan manoj
11 years ago

Freddi @ go for Thunderbird 500cc,,,It is cheaper than classic

freddi vaz
11 years ago

i have a planing to buy enfield 500cc but doble siet i love thise bike n i want to no about kike (self) i love thise bike

jeevan manoj
11 years ago

Is there any planning of diesel Engine's????

prasad mankame
11 years ago

Don't go for the power friends ..500cc classic had a fuels injetors problems.and no one can solve this problem. 2 days before I sold my bike. Hardly 6 months use.

mukul pitale
11 years ago

I am having pulser 220cc & planning to buy enfield 500cc, I want to go for the power house so how will it be,!

antoxvii fazer
12 years ago

what is the delivery time of this machine???

Aniket Halbe
12 years ago

If classic 350 and 500 both has top speed of 130kmph, then is there anything different between them only cost if different?

Murali Mac
12 years ago

The is Cool but sitting comfort and Engine, I own it for 1 year after wards due sealed Engine as been open, I sold it.. KA01 EP 500 the registration number itself shows how I loved it but this RE as Cheated for the Classic 500 bike, Now I've Taken old Engine 350 cc.

Sexy Chinnu
12 years ago

Shez sexiest on d raodzzzz.......

12 years ago

@Steve P... thanx buddy.. i hv ordered here.. i live in noida. they r telling me to wait fr 15 days and 1 month max...

steve P
12 years ago

@ATANU BHAUMIK ... Now they say it may take a little more than 6 months becuase the fuel injection part comes from a japanese factory and because of the disaster out there the company is shut down for 3 months.

steve P
12 years ago

@ATANU BHAUMIK.. It took me about 5 .5 months, close to 6 before I got it in hand with the registration.

12 years ago

@ Steve P... dude wat ws the delivery period of ur bike???

Devi Prasad Dash
12 years ago

A vehicle that remain evergreen after 50 years use.

steve P
12 years ago

Purchased the classic 500cc a couple of weeks back ,just love it .A little difficult to ride in the city just because of the raw power .Cant wait to take it for a long ride !!! Loving it ..the beast on the road.

nayab ansari
12 years ago

Royal Enfield Classic 500 is great!!!!!!!!!
Its truely for men..

Manjunath Reddy
12 years ago

RE will always give a step motherly treatment for India,with its worst technology and finishes for its bikes in India.

Sumit Rajguru
12 years ago

Royal enfields are truly an indian icon

gokul p
12 years ago

Its a super cruiser model with affortable price. it can be modified to a standard bullet 350 from a re-maintenance centre with a cost arond rs:7000

tehempton behram
12 years ago

Having owned a BSA B31 in the past this comes the closest to that from my yesteryears sure am thinking seriously of buying the ROYAL ENFIELD CLASSIC 500 very happy with the presentation

Praveen V S
12 years ago

The only thing bad about it is the waiting time to get one after booking! I booked in May 2010 and the dealer tells me he can make the delivery only in Jan 2011. :(
Well after taking the test ride (twice!!! ;)) it is worth the wait!!

The bike is jus a beast!
Hope i get it in Jan 2011 atleast!

sudhakar m
12 years ago

You Guys call it a bike..... but to me it looks like a BULL walking on road..............

Rajkumar Upadhyay
12 years ago

Must be double seat, seeing the price two persons should ride in it

sanjeev khatoi
12 years ago

Nice review !!

Deepak Tandle
12 years ago

Loved it!!!

All goods except few things that this bike does not have digital speed meter and alloy wheels...

Sudhakar Mishra
12 years ago

Hey Subash, its sad that many people hate Royal Enfield Classic & I don't know the reason why. But this much I can assure you that u'll never regret buying a Royal Enfield, be it any model. Coming back to your question about performance:

1: It has massive torque & power.
2: Riding comfort is very high.
3: Now, with MRF Nylogrips, Classic gets a superb grip & traction.
4: This is the best deal when it comes to money...believe me, its pure value for money & last but not the least
5: The Thump of any Bullet leaves you wanting for more time on the road.

I hope this will convince you. :)

Prashant Kaim
12 years ago

Royal Enfield Classic 500 is a great bike to ride, it has raw power, I am the proud owner of this great royal enfield.

subash kalappurakkal
12 years ago

I want to buy Royal Enfield Classic. I want to know its performance. why so many people hate it? give me the reasons.

guddu sikhi
12 years ago

Royal Enfield Classic 500 is the super solid bike of the year.

Sudhakar Mishra
13 years ago

I just got mine...Its a marvelous machine...truly lovin' it.

Manzil Gurung
13 years ago

I Like this bike....planning to buy one...

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