Classic Chrome 500

ClassicChrome-action1With its chrome tank, matching mudguards, oval air box covers and rear shock absorber shrouds the Classic Chrome 500 exudes lustrous charm. Updated for 2017, with ABS braking and re-mapped fuel injection for low emissions, the Classic Chrome also comes with an optional pillion sear pad, in case a passenger needs to hitch a ride.

Front forks, headlamp nacelle and tool boxes have a deep red paint and the tool boxes are finished with gold pin-striping. The fuel tank and mudguards all have a broad red stripe, also finished with gold pin striping. Its solo sprung seat is in brown leatherette and a matching pillion pad is available as an accessory.

Introduced in 2009, the 500cc air cooled cylinder engine retains its classic roots, with bore and stroke of 84 x 90 mm, but in all other respects it is thoroughly modern. Its pushrods are hydraulically operated, the clutch is a wet multi-plate design, fuel is injected electronically and there is a catalytic converter concealed in the chrome silencer.

There is a final concession to the ‘good old days’ with a kick-start lever on the right hand side, giving riders an alternative to the bike’s push-button electric starter.

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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 800 mm
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