If you are the type that believes motorcycles nowadays are getting too complicated to be practical, you will instantly see the appeal of the Royal Enfield Classic 500. The Classic was the first motorcycle to offer Royal Enfield’s brand-new UC (Unit Construction) Engine back in 2009. Fast forward to today, the Classic remains the bestseller of the crop of Royal Enfield’s 500cc bikes.
Purists and aficionados of the company firmly believe that the Classic is the last of the glorious nostalgic motorcycles currently on sale. It possesses no modern technology and gadgetry. Yet it wears such a timeless design that there is simply no need to redesign the model. All the design elements of the Classic 500 like the badges and dials point to its legacy that stretches back in time to incorporate the Second World War.
While the Classic 350 might be more suited to urban commutes and the occasional weekend outing, the Classic 500 is built for the long haul. With a thumping fuel-injected 499cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine that makes 27hp and 41Nm, you can cruise on this retro roadster all day long. Add to that its ease of maintenance and repairs, and you have got a partner for your long-distance adventures.
The 2019 Royal Enfield Classic 500 is powered by a 499-cc 4-stroke, Single Cylinder engine that produces 27.2bhp and 41.3Nm of torque through a 5 -Speed transmission.
The Classic 500 has a fuel tank capacity of 13.5 litres. It weighs 194kg (dry). In addition to this, the bike also comes with an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS).
Prices in the UAE for the Classic 500 starts at AED 17,000.