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Royal Enfield Classic 500

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Rs 1,70,307 - 2,16,819
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Key Specs

engine 499 ccDisplacement
mileage 32 KmplMileage
top speed NAMax Speed
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Royal Enfield Classic 500 Highlights

The Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus Edition was launched in India on 31st May 2018 at Rs 2.49 lakh (on-road Mumbai). With the online sale date locked in for 10th July 2018, the company received immense response on 10th July, which resulted in a weebsite crash. However, after rescheduling the sale date to 25th July 2018, the Classic 500 Pegasus edition limited to 250 models in India, got sold out in just 178 seconds after the sale went live at 4pm. For all of you who want to upgrade from the entry level Royal Enfield bikes like the Bullet 350 or the Classic 350, the Classic 500 acts as a perfect stepping stone to move up. The motorcycle looks timeless and beautiful, with the original classic Bullet design kept intact with few tweaks which make it look outstanding. Power comes from the tried and tested four stroke, single-cylinder, air-cooled, twin-spark, 499cc engine from the Bullet 500, though here, it is fuel injected and produces 27.57PS of max. power at 5150rpm and 41.3Nm of peak torque at 4000rpm. Under the ski, the Classic 500 is not that new, and still continues to have the conventional setup of 35mm hydraulic telescopic forks at the front and gas charged 5-step adjustable hydraulic coil springs at the rear, with a disc brake at front and a drum brake at the rear. The Classic 500 range starts at Rs 1,89,250 (On road, city), and has a host of color options like the Classic Tan, Classic Black and Classic Silver, and the more premium ones like Desert Storm, Squadron Blue, Classic Chrome, Battle Green and Stealth Black. It competes against the likes of the UM Renegade Classic and the Mahindra Mojo. Read more...

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Price

VariantBattle GreenSTDSquadron BlueStealth BlackDesert StormChromePegasus Edition
Ex-Showroom PriceRs 1,79,000Rs 1,85,213Rs 1,88,145Rs 1,88,145Rs 1,70,307Rs 1,95,646Rs 2,16,819
EMIRs 5675Rs 6094Rs 6198Rs 6015Rs 5470Rs 6442Rs 6939
Start MechanismKick and Self StartKick and Self StartKick and Self StartKick and Self StartKick and Self StartKick and Self StartKick and Self Start
Front BrakeDiscDiscDiscDiscDiscDiscDisc
Rear BrakeDrumDrumDrumDiscDrumDrumDisc
Tyre & WheelSpokeSpokeSpokeSpokeSpokeSpokeSpoke

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Royal Enfield Classic 500 On road Price in India

MumbaiRs 1,88,776
BangaloreRs 1,98,358
ChennaiRs 1,88,136
KolkataRs 1,97,110
HyderabadRs 1,90,213
PuneRs 2,14,452

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Colours

Royal Enfield Classic 500 comes in 10 different colour(s) - Chrome Black, Tan, Black, Silver, Battle Green, Chrome Green, Stealth Black, Chrome Graphite, Desert Storm, Squadron Blue. There are 7 variants starting from Rs. 1,89,250 onwards.

  • Chrome Black
  • Tan
  • Black
  • Silver
  • Battle Green
  • Chrome Green
  • Stealth Black
  • Chrome Graphite
  • Desert Storm
  • Squadron Blue

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Royal Enfield Classic 500 Specifications


Mileage (ARAI)32 Kmpl
Front BrakeDisc
Rear BrakeDrum
Wheel TypeSpoke
StartingKick and Self Start
Fuel Capacity13.5 L
Engine TypeSingle Cylinder, 4-Stroke, Spark Ignition
Displacement499 cc
Gear Box5 Speed
Fuel TypePetrol

Engine and Transmission

Engine TypeSingle Cylinder, 4-Stroke, Spark Ignition
Displacement499 cc
Maximum Power27.57 PS @ 5250 rpm
Maximum Torque41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
StartingKick and Self Start
Cooling SystemAir Cooled
Gear Box5 Speed
ClutchWet, Multi-Plate
No. of Cylinders1
Drive TypeChain Drive
Valves (per cylinder)2
Bore84 mm
Stroke90 mm
Supply SystemFuel Injection
Transmission TypeManual
Compression Ratio8.5:1

Tyres and Brakes

Tyre Size

Front :-90/90-19,

Rear :-120/80-18

Tyre TypeTube
Radial TyresYes
Wheel Size

Front :-19 inch,

Rear :-18 inch

Front BrakeDisc
Rear BrakeDrum
Front Brake Diameter280 mm
Rear Brake Diameter153 mm

Performance and Fuel Economy

Mileage (ARAI)32 Kmpl
0-60 Kmph3 sec

Features and Safety

Body GraphicsNo
Carry HookNo
Fuel economy IndicatorYes
Seat TypeSingle
Passenger BackrestNo
Step-up SeatNo
Passenger FootrestYes
Distance to Empty IndicatorNo
Traction ControlNo
Cruise ControlNo
Quick ShifterNo
Launch ControlNo
Power ModesNo
Adjustable WindscreenNo
Mobile ConnectivityNo

Chassis and Suspension

Chassis/FrameSingle Downtube, Using Engine As Stressed Member
Front SuspensionTelescopic, 35mm Forks, 130mm Travel
Rear SuspensionTwin Gas Charged Shock Absorbers With 5-step Adjustable Preload, 80mm Travel


Length2140 mm
Height1090 mm
Width790 mm
Ground Clearance135 mm
Saddle Height800 mm
Kerb Weight194 Kg
Wheelbase1360 mm
Fuel Capacity13.5 L


IgnitionDigital Electronic Ignition
Head LampHalogen
Tail LampBulb
Turn Signal LampBulb
Pass SwitchYes
Projector HeadlightNo
Battery Capacity12 V, 14 Ah
Low Fuel IndicatorYes
Pilot LampsYes
LED Tail LightNo

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Expert Review

  • Overview

  • Design and Features

  • Engine and Performance

  • Braking and Handling

  • Safety and Features

The Royal Enfield Classic 500 is one of those motorcycles which have withstood the tides of time without losing out their original appeal. The motorcycle is a perfect blend of retro design cues as well as modern bits. The motorcycle still continues to be powered by the same four stroke, single cylinder, air cooled, twin-spark, 499cc engine, which develops 27.3PS of power and 41.3 Nm of torque and comes mated to a five-speed gearbox. For making it a motorcycle of today’s era and age, Royal Enfield equipped the motorcycle with front disc brake, fuel injection, contemporary switchgear with engine kill switch and many more.


The Classic 500 sits at the topmost position of the Classic range of Royal Enfield, which has Classic 350 below it. Starting at Rs 1.70 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi), the Classic 500 offers you a much more valuable package for the appeal it possesses. The Classic 500 is available in an all-new range of colours which include Classic Tan, Classic Black and Classic Silver. Apart from the standard version, the Classic 500 also comes in five different exclusive versions – Desert Storm, Squadron Blue, Classic Chrome, Battle Green and Stealth Black – each of which comes in a single but exclusive paint shade, and roughly carries a premium of almost Rs 3,500 over the standard colours mentioned above.



For a long time, the Royal Enfield Classic 500 didn’t have a direct competitor in the 500cc segment. Though, when it comes to direct pricing and retro-modern appeal, the UM Renegade Classic now gives it a tough fight. Despite having a smaller engine almost half the size of that of the Classic 500, the Renegade Classic produces an equivalent amount of performance and has a sheer visual appeal which makes it look as fantastic and captivating as the Classic 500.

At one glance, one may get deceived for the fact that the Classic 500 looks entirely similar to the Classic 350, save for the badges, bigger engine and a couple of mild but noticeable changes here and there. This means that the basic design is completely same, with a big round headlamp at the front, garnished with a small cap made of chrome. The front and rear fenders have been sourced from the Classic 350, but unlike on the latter, they do get striping job.


All the major highlights of the Classic 350’s side profile such as tear-drop shaped fuel tank with black coloured knee pads and elliptical side body cowls with triangle-shaped storage compartments behind them have been retained for the Classic 500 as well. Also, the chrome bathed exhaust pipe, as well as the split seats, have been shared with the Classic 350 as well.


And finally, even the rear profile of the Classic 500 is the same as Classic 350, with the round tail lamp surrounded by a blackened housing, with this whole assembly mounted on the rear fender. In a true retro fashion, the round turn indicators are bathed in chrome at both the ends.



Even the basic all-analogue instrument console has been shared with the Classic 350 as well, with the unit comprising of speedometer, odometer and battery level indicator. The absence of fuel gauge still haunts the Classic range, even on this Classic 500 as well. Other than that, the quality of switchgear feels premium, with the motorcycle getting modern touches like engine kill switch as well.

This is part where the Classic 500 feels like an upgrade over the Classic 350, as the basic design of both the motorcycles is same. The Classic 500 gets a four stroke, single cylinder, air cooled, twin-spark, 499cc engine, which unlike the Classic 350, is fuel injected, and produces 27.3PS of power and 41.3 Nm of torque. Paired to a 5-speed gearbox, this engine is basically a bored out version of the Classic 350’s 346cc mill, and thanks to the fuel injection technology, this engine feels much more responsive and eager to ride.



The engines of Royal Enfield are known to have an impressive amount of torque down the rev range as well as in the midrange, with the Classic 500’s engine proving it in the highest manner. The engine welcomes you with a wide surge of torque as soon as you pull off the throttle in the first place. The vibrations have been controlled extremely well in the lower revs, but as soon as the revs rise or once you ride it past 80kmph, the vibrations start creeping in. The 5-speed gearbox isn’t the best unit out there – it feels slightly notchy and might irritate you at times with its false neutrals.

The one thing which hasn’t gone wrong with all the Royal Enfields is the plush ride quality they offer, with the Classic 500 being at the top of the range in this regard. Being one of the most comfortable motorcycles to ride in today’s times, the Classic 500’s basic chassis isn’t too modern – it has got a basic single downtube frame under the skin with 35mm hydraulic telescopic forks at the front and gas charged 5-step adjustable hydraulic coil springs at the rear. The overall ride quality doesn’t feel bouncy – it is a bit firm when you compare it to that of its other stable mates. But since the suspension has been tuned for adjusting it to the additional weight of the engine, it feels slightly heavier and stiffer.



In terms of braking, the Classic 500 has got the traditional setup of 280mm disc brake at front and a 153mm drum brake, and this is where the motorcycle disappoints, as it is high time that Royal Enfield should now offer a rear disc brake as standard on such a large motorcycle. The brakes, in themselves, lack that bite which should have been there on a bike this heavy.

The bike is equipped with a powerful headlight that offers a good vision at night. Further, it is fitted with a disc brake at the front that offers superior braking power even under difficult conditions. The two rear view mirrors reduce the chance of any mishaps and keep the rider aware of the vehicle coming towards to him. The above-mentioned safety features make Royal Enfield Classic a safe yet fun-filled riding machine. 

Classic 500 Mileage and Running Cost

Royal Enfield Classic 500 gives a mileage of 32 Kmpl in city, as claimed by the company.

City Mileage of Royal Enfield Classic 500

32 Kmpl

Mileage as per ARAI Data

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Royal Enfield Classic 500
499 cc | 32 Kmpl | NA
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