Classic 500 ABS

Classic_action_rightStyled to evoke the ‘G2’ Bullet of the early 1950s, the Classic 500 is updated for 2017, with ABS braking and re-mapped fuel injection for low emissions.

The 500cc single’s highly polished and detailed engine cases, with solo saddle and two-tone paint scheme, exude authentic charm.

For 2017, the Classic comes with an optional pillion sear pad, in case a passenger needs to hitch a ride.

The unit construction engine meets the latest Euro 4 regulations, but retains the original bore & stroke, so the exhaust note is a characteristic Bullet ‘thump’ and modern tyres on 18” wheels enhance road-holding.

Motorcycle USA produced a short and informative video review, which you can watch here

ROYAL ENFIELD PRICES

ENGINE

Type Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Twinspark
Displacement 499cc
Bore x stroke 84mm x 90mm
Compression Ratio 8.5:1
Maximum Power 27.2 bhp @ 5250 rpm
Maximum Torque 41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Ignition System Digital Electronic Ignition
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 5 Speed Constant Mesh
Lubrication Wet sump
Engine Oil 15 W 50 API, SL Grade JASO MA
Fuel Supply Keihin Electronic Fuel Injection
Air Cleaner Paper Element
Engine Start Electric/Kick

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

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

DIMENSIONS

Wheelbase 1360 mm
Ground Clearance 140 mm
Length 2140 mm
Width 800mm
Height 1080 mm ( Without Mirrors)
Kerb Weight 195 Kgs (with 90% Fuel & Oil)
Fuel Capacity 13.5 Ltr (3.56 Gallon)

BRAKES & TYRES

Tyres Fr. 90/90 – 19” – 52V
Tyres Rr. 110/80 – 18” – 58V
Brakes Front 280mm Disc, 2-Piston caliper
Brakes Rear 240mm Disc with single piston caliper
ABS Dual Channel

ELECTRICAL

Tail Lamp 21 W / 5 W
Turn Signal Lamp –
Electrical System 12 volt – DC
Battery 12 volt, 14 Ah
Head Lamp 60 W / 55 W, HALOGEN