Redditch Edition


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Royal Enfield have given the Classic 500 model an aesthetic makeover with three new colors inspired by the models built during the 1950s at the Redditch factory.

OTR Costs + £200. On The Road charge includes the additional costs of first registration fee, number plates and ‘road tax’ (VED)

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Based on the Classic 500, all bikes come with ABS braking and re-mapped fuel injection for low emissions and , 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.

Three colour options are available in the Redditch range;

Wedgewood blue was a distinctive soft tone available as an optional colour scheme for the Crusader, Bullet and Big Twins in 1958.

Surf green was first used on 2-stroke 150cc Ensign II and III models then later on the all-new 250cc Crusader when launched in 1957.

Chinese red was a favourite for sports models and was mostly used on machines made for the USA with ‘Indian’ badges. It also featured on the famed 1959 – 1961 Royal Enfield Fury.

Other changes from the standard Classic 500 include white beading on the rider and pillion seats and a special Redditch Edition logo on the rear mudguard. This is based on the iconic Royal Enfield monogram, which first appeared in 1939 on the tank of the prototype 125cc 2-stroke motorcycle, called ‘Royal Baby’. The outbreak of WWII saw the model transform into the now legendary ‘Flying Flea’ used by airborne troops.


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


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


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)


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


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

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