Royal Enfield is one of the oldest motorcycle manufacturers in the world. The root of the company traces back to 1901. Since then, the company has been manufacturing different model Royal Enfield bikes and has been selling the bikes worldwide. The British motorcycle has now started manufacturing its product in India. The Royal Enfield bikes are one of the most demanded bikes in Nepal and have a wide range of popular models. The Royal Enfield Classic 500 Price in Nepal is Rs. 5, 61,000 and is an upgraded version of Royal Enfield Classic 350.
Royal Enfield Classic 500 Overview
Both bikes share similar design cues. The only difference is the Engine capacity and some additional features. The bike price in Nepal is reasonable as compared to other bikes in the 500cc segment and is a perfect choice for those, who want to upgrade from a Classic 350 or a Bullet 350. Classic 500 Pegasus, Classic 500 stealth Black, classic 500 Squadron Blue, Classic Desert storm 500 are all different classic variants of the Royal Enfield classic 500 that are available in the market.
Engine and Performance
The Royal Enfield Classic 500 is driven by an air-cooled, fuel-injected, 4 stroke, twin spark, 499cc single-cylinder engine that produces a maximum power of 27.2BHP @ 5,250RPM and a peak torque of 41.3Nm@ 4000RPM.
The fuel-injected is mated to a 5-speed gearbox and enough power for daily commuting purpose. The bike shares a similar engine capacity of 499cc with its cousin brother, Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500.
The Royal Enfield Classic 500 is an ideal motorcycle for long-distance touring. The Classic 500 has become the top-selling Royal Enfield bikes when it comes to the cruisers in Nepal.
Designs and Features
In terms of looks, nothing has been changed. It remains the same as the older version of Royal Enfield Classic 500. The bike has a vintage themed headlamps, tail lamp, fuel tank, and a toolbar. The use of chrome gives a premium look to the bike.
The Royal Enfield bike features a naked analog instrument console like most of the Royal Enfield Bullet bikes. The features of the Classic 500 follow a retro approach. Customers are attracted by the single saddle, instrument cluster, and a retro paint theme. Additionally, the bike features an electric fuel injection (EFI) and disc brakes as the upgraded features.
The bike has a similar design and looks like its previous version and lacks a pillion seat. Pillion seat comes as an accessory and can be used as per the necessity of the rider. The tiger eyed headlamp and the halogen bulbs provide sufficient light and enhance the visibility of the rider at night.
Along with the non-ABS variant, the classically designed bike comes with a dual-channel ABS system for enhanced braking performance.
The Royal Enfield Classic 500, the favorite cruiser is the elder sibling of the classic 350 and has an impressive initial pick up. Thanks to its 499cc Fuel injected engine. Apart from the powerful performance, the Classic 500 now comes with a low fuel light and engine check light as additional features.
Brakes and suspension
Braking duties of the all-new Classic 500 are handled by 280mm disc 2-piston calipers at the front and 153mm single lead internal expanding drum at the rear for better-stopping power.
The suspension duties are handled by a 35mm telescopic forks at the front and a twin gas-charged, 5-way adjustable shock absorbers at the rear for a smooth and comfortable ride. The Royal Enfield Classic 500 is equipped with a 90/90-19 tyre at the front and 120/80-18 tyre at the rear for improved grip and balance on the road.
The Royal Enfield Classic 500 delivers a mileage of 30km/l, which is excellent for a bike with a powerful engine capacity of 499cc. But again the fuel efficiency solely depends upon the road conditions.
Royal Enfield Classic 500 Specifications
- Engine Type: Single cylinder, 4 stroke, twin-spark, air-cooled
- Displacement: 499cc
- Bore x Stroke: 84 mm x 90 mm
- Maximum Power:2 bhp @ 5250 rpm
- Maximum Torque:3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
- Ignition System: Digital electronic ignition Clutch Wet, multi-plate
- Gearbox: 5-speed constant mesh
- Brakes Front: 280 mm disc, 2-piston caliper
- Brakes Rear: 240 mm disc, single-piston caliper
- ABS: Dual channel
- Front Suspension: Telescopic, 35 mm forks, 130 mm travel
- Rear Suspension: Twin gas-charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload, 80 mm travel
- Ground Clearance: 135mm
Royal Enfield classic 500 Price in Nepal & Availability
The Royal Enfield Classic 500 is a complete value for money and is available in beautiful Black color to attract the youths of Nepal. The performance and ride quality of this bike is what makes it the favorite bike of the youths of Nepal. The Royal Enfield bike will lock its horn against the like of 2019 Bajaj Domino 400, UM Renegade Classic and the Mahindra Mojo. The Royal Enfield Classic 500 Price in Nepal is Rs. 5, 61,000.