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The era of Classic Bikes is back. Its time again to gear up for riding a classic bike with the launch of a splendid bullet bike from Royal Enfield. Eicher Motors Group Company has launched the Royal Enfield Classic 500 in India on 4th November, 2009. This new motorcycle is an addition in the Royal Enfield range of rugged, alluring and super-cool bikes. Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 500 is priced at Rs 1.25 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). ...

Bullet classic new bikes have become a rage in a country of motorcycle lovers. The new Bullet with the name Royal Enfield Classic 500 motorcycle's powertrain and engine design have been validated by Dr McGuigan (Cranfield University) and Ricardo plc (UK).


Design 

Talking about design and drop dead gorgeous classic styling of Royal Enfield Classic 500, right from the stage of conceptualization, the automotive engineers of Royal Enfield have worked in collaboration with Xeniphya Design, UK. Even the engineering of different bike parts were done by experts worldwide. While engine of the motorbike is engineered in Italy, that of chassis is done with Vepro, UK and fuel injection system was engineered from Keihin, Japan. In order to ensure the perfect designing and engineering of Royal Enfield Classic 500, the final validation of this motorcycle was done by ARAI, Pune.


Royal Enfield Classic 500's Inspiration
A look at the new Bullet Classic 500 shows that the styling and character of the engine is inspired by the designs of the era of post World War-II. Royal Enfield Classic 500 has 'retro' look that is actually inspired by Royal Enfield's –'J2', model of 1950.

Engine
The recently launched Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 500 has a single cylinder 500cc unit-construction engine (UCE) supported by electronic fuel injection. This type of engine is integrated with an assembly for engine, clutch and 5 speed gearbox. Such an engine helps to minimizing the transmission losses that is caused by tightly- knit movable parts.

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Road Performance
  • Power output - 27.2bhp (up by 5bhp) at 5250rpm
  • Power output - 41Nm (up by 1Nm) of max torque at 4000rpm
  • Maximum speed - 129kmph
  • Fuel efficiency - 28.5kmpl (consumes 3.5L of gasoline for running 100km)
  • Fuel injected mill comes with a bore of 84mm and 90mm stroke
Color - Classic Green, Red, Blue and Black

Price of Royal Enfield Classic 500 - 1.24 Lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 500 motorcycles are available at dealerships and brand stores across India.


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS OF ROYAL ENFIELD CLASSIC 500


Engine
Single Cylinder, 4 Stroke, OHV, SI Engine, Air cooled, and Fuel Injection
Displacement
499 CC
Bore x Stroke
84 mm x 90 mm
Maximum Power
27.2 bhp @ 5250 rpm
Maximum Torque
41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Transmission
5 Speed (left foot gear shift)
Ignition
Electronic Ignition
Dimensions
Ground Clearance
140 mm
Width
800 mm
Wheel Base
1370 mm
Length
2130 mm
Height
1050 mm
Seat Height/ Saddle Height
800 mm
Tires
Front
90/90 - 18
Rear
110/90 - 18
Electricals
Electrical System
12 Volts - DC
Head lamp
60 W / 55 W, HALOGEN
Battery
14 AH
Tail Lamp
21/5 W
E-Start Starter Motor
0.9 KW, DENSO
Brakes

Front
Hydraulic Disc Brake (Disc dia 280mm)
Rear
Foot Operated 153 mm Single Lead Internal Expanding
Maximum Speed

Speed
130 Kmph
Suspension
Triple rate Spring, 5-way adjustable, Hydraulic Shock Absorbers, Vertical travel, 90mm
Front
Telescopic, Hydraulic Damping, Stroke 130 mm
Rear
Swing Arm With Gas Shock Absorbers, Stroke 80 mm
Vehicle
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.5 ltr
Compression Ratio
8.5 : 1
Air Cleaner
Paper Element
Engine Oil Grade / Qty
15W 50 API, SL Grade JASO MA
Weight(Kerb)
182 Kg (with 90% fuel & oil)
Source: http://www.royalenfield.com/













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