Royal Enfield Classic

Royal Enfield Classic

  • Year:
    2010
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Transmission:
    5 speed manual
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    27 @ 5250
  • Torque @ RPM:
    41 @ 4000
  • Displacement:
    499 cc
  • 0-60 time:
    4.3 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    81 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    INR 150600

2010 Royal Enfield Classic 500

Royal Enfield Classic 500 was launched in the year 2010 along with another motorcycle of the same series the Classic 350. Both these motorcycles has the fusion of Classic looks along with some modern touches. The Classic 500, derived from the stable of one of the most renowned 2 wheeler manufacturers of all time, we already mentioned in some of the other reviews of that Royal Enfield motorcycles perhaps is the only manufacturer of the Country who built some of the finest cruisers of the country and which are hardy, macho and above all quite affordable. These Motorcycles are so strong that they are also used in battlefields by the Army.

Royal Enfield introduced the 500 cc motorcycles in the early 1950’s and was sold almost all over the World but mostly became popular in Britain and U.S beside our Indian market. The design and the motorcycle itself became so popular that its design theory remained unchanged for almost 30 years. Now think for a second that if someone is looking for a vintage motorcycle nowadays how much will it costs them and they still can’t be fully satisfied whether that particular motorcycle still carries all the genuine parts with it or not and if someone is not a veteran then the person can be easily fooled. So in order to solve all this dispute Royal Enfield Classic 500 was introduced in the Indian market.

The modern cruiser is powered by a new generation 4 stroke, single cylinder Twinspark, 499 cc engine which generates an impressive amount of power and torque we will talk about all the exact facts and figures later in this review. So if you are a vintage motorcycle lover or a collector then you must not miss this review.

Hit the jump to find out all the details of the Royal Enfield Classic 500

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STYLING

Styling has always been the first priority with many cruiser owners of the country. Every cruiser fan wants their motorcycle to look muscular and should carry some of the Classic looks and design language with it. Royal Enfield designers knows this fact very well and that is why they have kept the vintage look of the motorcycle intact and only brought minor changes where it was needed.

Take a look at the Classic 500 and you will still find the same old huge round shaped headlamps at the front which now has small twin Pilot lamps; the huge headlamp is surrounded by a steel cap. The headlamp cluster also consists of the analogue instrument console which consists of an analogue speedometer and fuel indicator in twin round pods which quite frankly looks too simple, if we look at them from the modern point of view. The large fuel tank has always been the specialty of any cruiser motorcycles and you will also find one here in the Classic 500, the fuel tank also has soft thigh pads for the comfort of the rider beside that the Royal Enfield logo looks superb on the fuel tank and even on top of it. Take a look at the seats and you will be surprised to see that they have been lifted straight from a vintage Royal Enfield motorcycle. The wide and comfortable seats and the exposed springs will definitely grab you attention.

The massive engine is placed right in the middle of the cruiser to maintain the overall balance of the motorcycle, for the first time you will also find the number 500 engulfed on the engine. The rear design of the motorcycle is also a straight lift from the post war era, the huge rear mudguard and the centrally placed tail lamps compliments this Classic motorcycle perfectly.

Overall the Classic 500 will definitely attract those who love to won a vintage motorcycles but the modern cruiser lovers may find the styling and instruments little dated.
The overall dimension of the motorcycle has been provided below:

Wheelbase 1360 mm
Ground Clearance 135 mm
Length 2140 mm
Width 790 mm
Height 1090 mm
Kerb Weight 190 Kg (with 90% Fuel & Oil)
Fuel Capacity 13.5 Ltr

ENGINE DETAILS

Although the looks and styling of this motorcycle is old but is quite young at heart. The engine which powers this motorcycle is very modern and technologically advanced piece of machine, The Classic 500 is powered by a 4 stroke, single cylinder Twinspark, 499 cc engine which generates 27.2 bhp of power at 5250 rpm and an impressive 41.3 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm, it has been mated to a 5 speed constant mesh gearbox. One specialty of this new engine is that the entire unit including the gearbox and the engine itself is placed inside one single casing, which helps reduce the friction and thus in return increases the life of the engine. This unit also has an Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) system which was developed along with Keihin, Japan, this in particular helps in increasing the throttle response.

This cruiser is not meant for extreme performance so just hop on its back switch on the ignition twist the throttle relax and just cruise along the road. The motorcycle with its developed technology now returns an impressive fuel economy too, thus one can also use it for daily commute within the city limit or if you are on the open road the Classic 500 can even cruise quite comfortably at high speeds and still the engine won’t feel stressed, all the creadit goes to Royal Enfields neat engineering, dedication and the motorcycle’s smooth gearbox and impressive amount of torque.

The engine details of the motorcycle has been provided below:

Type Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Twinspark
Displacement 499 cc
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

RIDE AND HANDLING

The Royal Enfield Classic 500 is not a light motorcycle it weighs near about 190kgs with 90% fuel but the rider won’t feel the weight once they are on the move. Royal Enfield motorcycles are known for their handling and comfortable ride and this motorcycle is not so different either, it is fitted with Telescopic, 35mm forks, 130mm travel at its front and Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload, 80mm travel at its rear which easily handles any type of Indian road. It also comes fitted with wider rear tyres which provides enough amount of grip, the Classic 500 is fitted with a standard 280mm Disc, 2-Piston caliper at its front and 153mm Drum, Single Lead Internal Expanding brakes at its rear which obviously is capable of bringing the motorcycle to a halt, still the Royal Enfield Thunderbird uses a rear disc brakes which has improved the handling of that motorcycle one step further.

The wide handlebars, low slung sit, big foot pegs and the gas filled rear shock absorbers makes the Classic 500 a perfect handling machine.

PRICING

The Royal Enfield Classic 500 is priced at Rs. 1,50,600 (Ex showroom Mumbai)

It is available in following colors:
- Teal Green
- Royal Maroon
- Black

COMPETITION

The Royal Enfield does not have any such major competition in our Indian market so if anybody wants a tough looking cruiser just like this motorcycle, then they obviously has the choice to go for any other Royal Enfield products which are available in our Indian market.

VERDICT

The Classic 500 is one powerful motorcycle which is loaded with many modern technologies but it still carries the looks and styling of a vintage motorcycle which gives you a sense and feeling that you are carrying a piece of history every time you will ride the motorcycle. If someone is looking for a comfortable motorcycle which they could use for daily riding as well as occasional getaways from the daily hustle of the city then this is the one for you.

QUOTES

“It’s hard to believe how much it was improved since other Royal Enfield 500cc motorcycles were launched. I think they finally set up a worthy standard worth next generation of Royal Enfield bikes. Every serious motorcycle fan out there should test drive Royal Enfield Classic 500cc! ”—Bikeadvice

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Royal Enfield entered the motorcycle industry more than 116 years back in the UK. This makes it the world’s oldest motorcycling company in continuous production. Since then they have been giving us with simple and resilient machines that are ridden across some of the world’s most exciting terrains.

After winning over customers in India, it has continued its stride of expansion and has opened up an exclusive brand outlet and sets up a direct distribution subsidiary in Brazil headquartered in Sao Paulo as part of its growing strategy. Enfield’s new retail format showcases “Pure Motorcycling” as its brand philosophy and has now entered the fourth biggest two-wheeler market in the world.

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For all your information the 2017 models are now already on sale in the markets of UK with Cooper B which is actually a Royal Enfield Dealer in UK. Cooper B has already listed the following RE motorcycles in their website including the 2017 Himalayan with ABS, Continental GT ABS, Classic 500 ABS and Bullet 500 ABS.

The prices for the above mentioned motorcycles are provided below:-
2017 Himalayan ABS – £9,999
2017 Continental GT ABS – £5,199 (2016 CGT price £4,799)
2017 Classic 500 ABS (Chrome) – £4,899 (2016 Classic 500 Chrome price £4,199)
2017 Bullet 500 ABS – £3,999

We also have researched a bit and found out that the Royal Enfield UK official website too have updated their motorcycles list with the 2017 models. The updated 2017 list of motorcycles which are available in UK with dual channel ABS setup includes Continental GT, Bullet 500 EFI, Classic (500, Chrome, Desert Storm, Battle Green and Squadron Blue).

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Surprisingly, all sorts of vinyl graphics or stickerings including the coach lines will be omitted for the new colours and just the branding will be kept in white. Trust me, this clean look will get you addicted to it. What’s also new for 17’ is the saddle. It is freshly trimmed and has a crisp white piping running along its seam. This makes the motorcycle look more vibrant and animated, and you can go along clicking colourful photos along with it. Score!!

The Bullet 350 however borrows the Blue and Red colours borrowed from its cousin – The Continental GT. It is however not clear if these colours too are only provided to the tank region like the Classic or the entire motorcycle. This will make the Bullet too to look high-spirited and lively.

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Bajaj has definitely won plenty of hearts when they showcased the Pulsar CS400 concept at the 2014 Auto expo. It was one of the best concepts of the show and also will be Bajaj’s most powerful Pulsar ever launched by Bajaj. The other factor which also attracted everyone’s attention is also the fact that the CS400 did not looked like the regular Pulsars, Bajaj will be pitching their most powerful motorcycle yet as a sporty cruiser. The ‘CS’ in the CS400 stands for Cruiser sport and the best thing is that it was caught number of occasions while it was being tested on the Indian roads for the past few months. All the test mules which were caught during testing looked almost identical to the concept motorcycle which gave us all a clear idea that the production variant of the CS400 will look identical to the concept apart from few significant changes.

Now that the launch date of the new sports cruiser from Bajaj is almost here so today we have decided to give you all the details of the Bajaj CS400 and some of its competitors which it will face as soon as it hits the Indian market. The CS400 as you all should be aware of will be powered by a 373 cc engine which will produce an impressive amount of power and torque. This engine will actually be borrowed from the Duke 390 but Bajaj definitely will add their own technology like DTSI and triple spark to it. So the closes competitor of the CS400 will definitely be the KTM Duke390 and the most trusted and well established 3500 cc Classic cruiser from Royal Enfield.

Click past jump to know the differences between all these three motorcycles and also where exactly the soon to be launched Bajaj Pulsar CS400 stands amongst its competitors.

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2016 Royal Enfield MO 'Powa'
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2016 Royal Enfield MO 'Powa'
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The two wheeler brand Royal Enfield definitely needs no introduction, they have been building bikes before the world war era and are still are very much active in the business of building retro styled cruisers in this modern era. Recently Royal Enfield has scored tremendously in the sales department because almost all of their cruisers are a hit amongst the Indian crowd.

Recently they came into news for something little different than usual. RE showcased two custom build bikes which also happen to be their first official custom built bikes at the Wheels & Waves event in Biarritz, France. There is no doubt in the fact that these cruisers are the ideal motorcycles for modifying and customization. Unfortunately both the motorcycles which were showcased at the show were custom built in UK and was showcased at the show in France from 8th to 12th June. Both the custom built motorcycles were also named and they vary a lot from each other not only in the department of looks but usability and purpose as well.

The first amongst the two custom built motorcycles were called Dirty duck which was actually built for off road purposes while the second bike draws its styling inspiration from a dragster and has been called Mo ‘Powa’. Both these motorcycles employs RE Classic 500 cc motors while the later also deploys a turbocharger as well.

Below provided is an entire description of the Royal Enfield Mo ‘Powa’ which definitely looks like a proper dragster

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Two guys travel 2086 kilometers in 20 days in the treacherous Himalayan terrain with Royal Enfields

Royal Enfields are known as the most popular and best affordable cruiser motorcycles. In summertime in the region of Lahaul, Spiti, Ladakh many travellers and tourists go to visit and experience the pristine natural beauty of the Himalayan region. Although most of the people love to travel in cars, some choose a bit more adventurous way. They take motorcycle rides, and when it comes to motorcycles, Royal Enfields are the best companions they trust on.

Here is a video story of two friends who visited the mighty Ladakh region by motorcycle, and they also trusted the Royal Enfields. The well capable engines, rigid body of the Enfields are perfectly capable to take the stress of the long journey on those treacherous and rugged Himalayan roads. These guys got flat tyres, muddy roads, but they kept going, and all thanks go to the mighty Royal Enfields. They covered a total of 2086 kilometers in 20 days in the Himalayan region of Northern India with their Royal Enfields they rented from Manali. Check out their amazing journey.

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If you love to explore new places on your motorcycle then you should definitely read this
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It is not an unknown fact anymore that India is land of diversities and we have got some of the best roads of the world and also some of the most dangerous roads too at the same time. In the recent times people’s thinking too has changed a lot they now are taking the courage to get out of their home and travel some serious distance on motorcycle and exploring some new and unknown places.

Quite honestly we Indians don’t think much about motorcycles before taking a trip, don’t get me wrong I actually mean we all are wanderers by heart and loves to take trips even on our daily commuters if we have some friends to accompany us in our trips. But for those who take ‘Touring’ seriously are always prepared and thus they also choose their machine of choice accordingly. Now for touring you seriously need a motorcycle which can actually complete the trip without creating much problem while also being comfortable at the same time.

Now there are plenty of tourers available in the Indian market some within the reach of ordinary people while some are beyond the reach of many. Today we will be discussing about 5 motorcycles which can be used for some serious touring without causing much problem.

Click past jump to learn more about 5 touring motorcycle which are within your budget

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Khardung La in Ladakh region is at an altitude of 17582 feet
Tale of three men, three Royal Enfields and Khardung La

Khardung La is known as the world’s highest motorable road. Situated in the picturesque Ladakh region the road to the Khardung La is full of amazing natural landscapes and treacherous terrain. People choose to visit the region by car. But adventure lovers take the journey on the mighty Royal Enfields, which can easily withstand the tough road conditions and the thin air of the region.

This video shows how three motorcycle riders took the road from Amritsar to Khardung La in their Royal Enfield Classic 350’s which are the most popular models in India among the Royal Enfield range. The Classic 350 is also popularly known as the ‘Bullet’. The motorcycle is powered by a 346 cc four stroke single cylinder air cooled twin spark engine which is paired with a five speed gearbox and churns out 19.8 bhp of peak power and 28 Nm of peak torque. The engine is very responsive and refined therefore delivering a pristine performance.

The supreme ride quality is a vital reason which attracts the people toward the Classic 350. This motorcycle rides on 35 mm hydraulic telescopic fork suspensions at the front and gas charged 5 step adjustable hydraulic coil springs at the rear. The braking duty is done by large 280 mm disc at the front wheel, while the rear sports 153 mm drum brake.

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2016 Royal Enfield Classic Battle Green

2016 Royal Enfield Classic Battle Green
2016 Royal Enfield Classic Battle Green
2016 Royal Enfield Classic Battle Green
2016 Royal Enfield Classic Battle Green
2016 Royal Enfield Classic Battle Green
2016 Royal Enfield Classic Battle Green
2016 Royal Enfield Classic Battle Green
2016 Royal Enfield Classic Battle Green

Royal Enfield has garnered a huge amount of fans all around the globe with its traditional design language in its range of classic roadsters. After having a successful history with the ‘Bullet’ range, Royal Enfield upped the ante in the last decade by bringing in the range of ‘Classic’ roadsters.

Having the same heritage and retro appeal as that of the Bullet in terms of design and silhouette, the Classic, in both of its 350cc and 500cc versions, have become much improved versions with mildly enhanced styling and technological advancements in terms of new age suspension, better brakes and incorporation of technologies such as fuel injection.

After launching the bigger Classic 500 almost half a decade ago, Royal Enfield has tried to make the platform more elusive by adding few more variants to the Classic lineup, the Classic Battle Green being one of them. Being the top of the line model of the Classic portfolio, the Classic Battle Green comes with additional aesthetic appeal over the regular Classic 500 and more of it, below the skin as well. Here’s our comprehensive review of the flagship model of the Classic lineup, the Classic Battle Green:-

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Royal Enfield Classic 350 Vs UM Motorcycles Renegade Commando

Find out which cruiser wins the top spot
Royal Enfield Classic 350 Vs UM Motorcycles Renegade Commando

When we gave you details of the UM Renegade Commando we also said that UM motorcycle definitely choose the right segment in launching their first product. Although the entry level Cruiser segment is getting a lot of popularity nowadays thanks to Royal Enfield for providing the Indian customers what they want. But think little deeply and you will understand when it comes to choosing any other cruisers people don’t have much of a choice actually either they have to settle for the Bajaj Avenger which uses a sporty motorcycles engine and that is it.

Now UM Motorcycle’s first showcased their products at the 2014 Auto Expo and also at the 2016 Auto expo where it actually attracted all the attention. The two motorcycles which we will compare here are the Royal Enfield Classic 350 and the UM Renegade Commando which was launched recently in the Indian market. Both these are hardcore cruisers and are powered by 250 cc+ engines which actually make them tick all the requirements of the entry level cruiser segment.

Although the Classic 350 is the more powerful Cruiser amongst the duo but the UM Renegade Commando with its more possessing styling definitely makes the product appealing.

Read the article below to find out who end up on top in this comparison review between the UM Motorcycle Renegade and the Royal Enfield Classic 350

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2016 Royal Enfield Classic Squadron Blue

2016 Royal Enfield Classic Squadron Blue

2016 Royal Enfield Classic Squadron Blue
2016 Royal Enfield Classic Squadron Blue
2016 Royal Enfield Classic Squadron Blue
2016 Royal Enfield Classic Squadron Blue
2016 Royal Enfield Classic Squadron Blue
2016 Royal Enfield Classic Squadron Blue
2016 Royal Enfield Classic Squadron Blue
2016 Royal Enfield Classic Squadron Blue

Royal Enfield has garnered a huge amount of fans all around the globe with its traditional design language in its range of classic roadsters. After having a successful history with the ‘Bullet’ range, Royal Enfield upped the ante in the last decade by bringing in the range of ‘Classic’ roadsters.

Having the same heritage and retro appeal as that of the Bullet in terms of design and silhouette, the Classic, in both of its 350cc and 500cc versions, have become much improved versions with mildly enhanced styling and technological advancements in terms of new age suspension, better brakes and incorporation of technologies such as fuel injection.

After launching the bigger Classic 500 almost half a decade ago, Royal Enfield has tried to make the platform more elusive by adding few more variants to the Classic lineup, the Classic Squadron Blue being the latest of them. Being the top of the line model of the Classic portfolio, the Classic Squadron Blue comes with additional aesthetic appeal over the regular Classic 500 and more of it, below the skin as well. Here’s our comprehensive review of the flagship model of the Classic lineup, the Classic Squadron Blue.

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2016 Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm

2016 Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm

2016 Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm
2016 Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm
2016 Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm
2016 Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm
2016 Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm
2016 Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm
2016 Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm
2016 Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm

Royal Enfield has garnered a huge amount of fans all around the globe with its traditional design language in its range of classic roadsters. After having a successful history with the ‘Bullet’ range, Royal Enfield upped the ante in the last decade by bringing in the range of ‘Classic’ roadsters.

Having the same heritage and retro appeal as that of the Bullet in terms of design and silhouette, the Classic, in both of its 350cc and 500cc versions, have become much improved versions with mildly enhanced styling and technological advancements in terms of new age suspension, better brakes and incorporation of technologies such as fuel injection.

After launching the bigger Classic 500 almost half a decade ago, Royal Enfield has tried to make the platform more elusive by adding few more variants to the Classic lineup, the Classic Desert Storm being one of them. Being the top of the line model of the Classic portfolio, the Classic Desert Storm comes with additional aesthetic appeal over the regular Classic 500 and more of it, below the skin as well. Here’s our comprehensive review of the flagship model of the Classic lineup, the Classic Desert Storm.

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2016 Royal Enfield Classic Chrome

2016 Royal Enfield Classic Chrome

2016 Royal Enfield Classic Chrome
2016 Royal Enfield Classic Chrome
2016 Royal Enfield Classic Chrome
2016 Royal Enfield Classic Chrome
2016 Royal Enfield Classic Chrome
2016 Royal Enfield Classic Chrome
2016 Royal Enfield Classic Chrome
2016 Royal Enfield Classic Chrome

Royal Enfield has garnered a huge amount of fans all around the globe with its traditional design language in its range of classic roadsters. After having a successful history with the ‘Bullet’ range, Royal Enfield upped the ante in the last decade by bringing in the range of ‘Classic’ roadsters.

Having the same heritage and retro appeal as that of the Bullet in terms of design and silhouette, the Classic, in both of its 350cc and 500cc versions, have become much improved versions with mildly enhanced styling and technological advancements in terms of new age suspension, better brakes and incorporation of technologies such as fuel injection.

After launching the bigger Classic 500 almost half a decade ago, Royal Enfield has tried to make the platform more elusive by adding another variant to the Classic lineup, the Classic Chrome. Being the top of the line model of the Classic portfolio, the Classic Chrome comes with additional aesthetic appeal over the regular Classic 500 and more of it, below the skin as well. Here’s our comprehensive review of the flagship model of the Classic lineup, the Classic Chrome.

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Royal Enfield Working On New & More Powerful Cruisers

New generation Classic and Thunderbird is under works
Royal Enfield Working On New & More Powerful Cruisers

Now here is some good news for the Royal Enfield fans out there. The two wheeler manufacturer is working on new 600-650 cc twin cylinder motorcycles for the markets of United States and Europe. The sources also revealed that the motorcycle will be launched next year.

Quite honestly the demand for mid-sized motorcycle is quite high in the International markets and Royal Enfield until now only worked with 500 cc and sub 500 cc cruisers. The reason behind developing new cruisers is because Royal Enfield wants a big chunk of profits in the mid-sized motorcycle category which ranges motorcycles from 200cc to 750cc. The upcoming motorcycles will take on likes of Harley Davidson and Triumphs and will go on sell in the developed markets of the world.

The CEO Siddhartha Lal, confirmed to the source that right now their product lineup does not really have a cruiser which can actually attract those customers who loves to ride their motorcycle for passion and not for daily commute and thus they are working on a motorcycle which could attract such customers attention and able to hit the right highways speeds at the same time. The sources even also confirmed that the CEO himself relocated to London to test drive this new product and even set up their new technical centre in the UK and a marketing and distribution subsidiary in the US.

What is even more interesting is also the fact that Royal Enfield has recently introduced the Himalayan in the Indian market and is also now working on bigger and more powerful next generation Classic (codenamed D41) and Thunderbird (D61). These motorcycles too will also be targeted to meet the needs of Global market.

There is no doubt in the fact that the sale of Royal Enfield Motorcycles has grown at a healthy pace here in India in the recent years and we are pretty sure that Royal Enfield is keeping in mind the popularity of the Classic and Thunderbird Cruisers in our market and will definitely introduce the new generation models here as well.

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Battle of Enfields – Classic 350 vs Thunderbird 350 vs Himalayan

Battle of Enfields – Classic 350 vs Thunderbird 350 vs Himalayan

Battle of Enfields – Classic 350 vs Thunderbird 350 vs Himalayan
Battle of Enfields – Classic 350 vs Thunderbird 350 vs Himalayan
Battle of Enfields – Classic 350 vs Thunderbird 350 vs Himalayan
Battle of Enfields – Classic 350 vs Thunderbird 350 vs Himalayan
Battle of Enfields – Classic 350 vs Thunderbird 350 vs Himalayan
Battle of Enfields – Classic 350 vs Thunderbird 350 vs Himalayan
Battle of Enfields – Classic 350 vs Thunderbird 350 vs Himalayan
Battle of Enfields – Classic 350 vs Thunderbird 350 vs Himalayan

Success and failures come to everyone, but those who accept their failures and work on their mistakes, definitely go on climbing the new ladders of success. In the Indian two wheeler industry, this story fits the bill of Royal Enfield perfectly. Not too long ago, the end of 20th century to be precise, Royal Enfield, which has its origins in Great Britain, was on the verge of extinction, due to the absence of any signs of progress, new models and adaption of new technologies.

But then, everything changed when the company was taken over by India-based Eicher Motors, headed by the top honcho of the organization, Mr. Siddhartha Lal. The man had a mission – making the brand Royal Enfields alive from the ashes and taking the company to all new heights which it had never experienced. The company began working on its strengths – the motorcycles with retro appeal, which had emotional attachments with its existing customers. The company than began working on new platforms without tempering with the originality of the design of the motorcycles

In a very short time, the company started showing signs of growth, and thanks to new unit construction engines which were more refined, powerful and reliable than the previous generation cast iron engines, the motorcycles became much better than before. The arrival of facelifts of models like Classic 350 and Thunderbird 350 with this new engine and platform started attracting customers, so much that the current waiting period of these motorcycles does extend up to 9 months.

In today’s date, the motorcycles of Royal Enfield symbolize the modern India, and are hot favorites among those who have a passion of riding. Till date, the manufacturer was banking only on the variants of Classic and Thunderbird, but considering the dwelling of new segments in the country, the manufacturer has started working on new platforms, as the results of which are the Continental GT café racer and the all new Himalayan, an adventure tourer.

Now, Royal Enfield has three different motorcycles in almost the same price range – Classic 350, Thunderbird 350 and Himalayan. All these three motorcycles do share a lot of components, but on nitpicking and spec-to-spec comparison, there are a lot of details which make them substantially different from each other. In this feature story, especially dedicated to the ardent fans of Royal Enfield, we are going to compare these three new generation Royal Enfields, which will let you know which one among the three fits your bill in the most perfect manner. Here we go:-

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2010 Royal Enfield Classic 500

2010 Royal Enfield Classic 500

2010 Royal Enfield Classic 500
2010 Royal Enfield Classic 500
2010 Royal Enfield Classic 500
2010 Royal Enfield Classic 500
2010 Royal Enfield Classic 500
2010 Royal Enfield Classic 500

Royal Enfield Classic 500 was launched in the year 2010 along with another motorcycle of the same series the Classic 350. Both these motorcycles has the fusion of Classic looks along with some modern touches. The Classic 500, derived from the stable of one of the most renowned 2 wheeler manufacturers of all time, we already mentioned in some of the other reviews of that Royal Enfield motorcycles perhaps is the only manufacturer of the Country who built some of the finest cruisers of the country and which are hardy, macho and above all quite affordable. These Motorcycles are so strong that they are also used in battlefields by the Army.

Royal Enfield introduced the 500 cc motorcycles in the early 1950’s and was sold almost all over the World but mostly became popular in Britain and U.S beside our Indian market. The design and the motorcycle itself became so popular that its design theory remained unchanged for almost 30 years. Now think for a second that if someone is looking for a vintage motorcycle nowadays how much will it costs them and they still can’t be fully satisfied whether that particular motorcycle still carries all the genuine parts with it or not and if someone is not a veteran then the person can be easily fooled. So in order to solve all this dispute Royal Enfield Classic 500 was introduced in the Indian market.

The modern cruiser is powered by a new generation 4 stroke, single cylinder Twinspark, 499 cc engine which generates an impressive amount of power and torque we will talk about all the exact facts and figures later in this review. So if you are a vintage motorcycle lover or a collector then you must not miss this review.

Hit the jump to find out all the details of the Royal Enfield Classic 500

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2011 Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm

2011 Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm

2011 Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm
2011 Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm
2011 Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm
2011 Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm
2011 Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm
2011 Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm
2011 Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm
2011 Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm

The iconic Indian motorcycle manufacturing brand Royal Enfield introduced 2 new motorcycles in the year 2011 to their classic series, the Classic chrome and the Desert Storm. The Classic Series has been a hit since it was launched in the year 2009, the new Desert Storm has the old school looks and the matte sand color which makes the motorcycle look extremely attractive. This motorcycle is an ideal cruiser and the single seat reminds us of the old Indian motorcycles.

The Classic Desert Storm is powered by a Single-cylinder, air-cooled, four-stroke, 499cc engine which generates 27.2bhp of maximum power at 5250rpm and 4.2kgm of torque at 4000rpm. The engine has been fitted with a Keihin Electronic Fuel Injection unit. Let’s find out all the details of this motorcycle.

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