Royal Enfield Classic 500

4.44 | 9 Review(s)
This Apr, 2016 Model has expired

In Philippines, Royal Enfield has discontinued the Classic 500 and this Motorcycles model is out of production.

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Classic 500 Pros & Cons

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Things we like in Classic 500

Iconic styling

Torquey thumpy engine

Comfortable cruiser

Things we don't like in Classic 500

Harsh engine vibrations

Inadequate braking

Basic instrumentation

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Royal Enfield Classic 500 Price

The Classic 500 is priced between ₱313,000 and ₱329,000 .

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Variants

There are 6 variants available of Classic 500: Standard, Squadron Blue, Desert Storm, Stealth Black, Battle Green and Chrome.

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Power-trains

The Classic 500 is powered by a Air Cooled EFI 499 cc 1 Cylinder engine that gives 27.2hp of power at 5250 rpm and 41.3 Nm Torque at 4000 rpm. It comes with the option of a 5-Speed transmission gearbox. The Classic 500 has a seat height of 135 mm. The Front Tyre size is 90/90 R19 & Rear Tyre size is 110/80 R18.

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Features

Features Chassis, Suspension & Brake include Telescopic Fork Front Suspension, Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload Rear Suspension, Disc Front Brake, Drum Rear Brake, Mild Steel Body Frame Material, Single Seat Seat Type, Chrome Garnish and Single Downtube Body Frame Type.
Features for Console include Analog Odometer and Analog Speedometer.

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Competitors

The Classic 500 Competitors are: Bristol BR 400i, Honda Rebel and Royal Enfield Meteor.

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Classic 500 Videos

Watch latest video reviews of Royal Enfield Classic 500 to know about its performance, mileage, styling and more.

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Royal Enfield Classic 500 Review 2024

The Royal Enfield Classic 500 stands out from the current crop of motorcycles by being not so current. People used to more modern motorcycles will think of it as a relic of a bygone era. Even its more modern enhancements over the recent years have been introduced to keep it legal. So why does Royal Enfield strive so hard to keep the Classic as close to its original form as possible? And why do new versions of the bike sell out in mere minutes? And why do people go through an excruciating 6-month long wait just to get their hands on one? It’s because, the Classic 500 like all Royal Enfield motorcycles, is brimming with character and an experience that is unmatched across the motorcycle world. Royal Enfield has stubbornly stayed true to its classic British roots and with the Classic 500 provides the closest you can get to a classic bobber styling. In terms of competition in the Philippines market, there is very little when you consider that the Classic 500 will set you back by a mere Php 313000 for the base model and which goes up to Php 329000 for the fanciest variant. The Honda Rebel might seem like a suitable alternative. But unlike the Rebel, the Classic is not retro-fashioned. It is the real deal.

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Royal Enfield Classic 500 Design

Forget retro. This is a Classic. This is a design that has not changed since its post world war origins. The teardrop-shaped tank with classy decals, pinstriping and tank protector, round headlight with bullet style indicators and small pilot lights, an engine that looks like something from the industrial age, pea shooter style exhaust, full-sized fenders, and single seat evoke the image of a classic British motorcycle. The finish and build quality have never been better. The splashes of chrome in the headlight surround and the other bits and pieces are very tasteful. The motorcycle is available in a variety of colors which include matte black, chrome, and military inspired brown, green and navy blue shades. But while it does convey the right image, it misses out on some modern touches. The wheels are spoked with a 19” for the front with 90/90 tire and an 18” for the rear with a 110/90 tire. The instrument cluster is housed in the headlight surround but misses out on things like a tachometer, and even a proper fuel gauge. You can forget about a trip meter or a gear indicator. It is also quite substantial with dimensions of 2140 mm (L) X 790 mm (W) X 1090 mm (H).

Classic 500 Ride & Handling

For a bike that weighs 196 kg, the Classic 500 turns out to be pretty agile. The single downtube chassis using the engine as a stressed member might not be the most advanced. The 35 mm telescopic front forks with 130 mm of travel and the twin gas charged 5 step adjustable shock absorbers in the rear with 80 mm of travel are also very basic. But they do give the rider a lot of agility in corners and a stable ride on highways. The handlebars are high and wide and the seat is low, giving it great ergonomics for people of all heights. The rider sits in a relaxed manner with their feet placed forward and enjoys a deep and supportive seat. The suspension soaks up the bumps very well and 135 mm of ground clearance means that this bike is not shy of a little off roading.

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Engine & Fuel Consumption

The Royal Enfield Classic 500 is powered by a single cylinder 499cc twinspark air-cooled and fuel injected SOHC engine producing 27.2 hp at 5250 rpm and 41.3 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed transmission. In a modern twist, the bike comes with both a kick starter and an electric starter. For a 500cc engine, the performance figures might not seem very impressive. But the engine’s best characteristic is how it delivers the torque. Almost 80% of the peak torque is delivered below 3000 rpm. This means that the rider has a ton of torque at the disposal of their wrist at any given moment. The bike pulls nicely in every gear, making the bike a very good mile muncher that makes overtaking just as easy. The torque builds up like a surge and is a large part of the appeal of the Royal Enfield. It can get intoxicating very quickly. What is not so enjoyable is its harshness. It vibrates a lot at any revs which can be felt in every part of the bike. This makes taking long rides on it an acquired taste. Which is a shame considering its sizable 13.5 L fuel tank which makes for decent range with its fuel efficiency of 25-30 kmpl And who can forget the meaty thump of the exhaust note which shakes the ground as you move forward?

Classic 500 Braking & Safety

Royal Enfield has improved the braking on the Classic 500 a lot by giving it a 280 mm disc with a twin-piston caliper up front and a 240 mm disc with a single piston caliper in the rear. The bike also comes with dual channel ABS on certain variants which inspires a lot of confidence. But it might still feel inadequate considering the weight of the bike.

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Verdict

There are many faults that can be leveled against the Classic 500. But honestly, nothing comes close to providing this raw experience. And what an experience it is.  

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  • Rolling With Power!

    The classic is rolled out by a 500 cc engine that makes some outstanding power to boost up the rides. The iconic styling of the bike has my heart!...

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    Gabriel Nov 07, 2022 for Royal Enfield Classic 500
  • Unbeatable Classic Framework!

    I feel like if one is really into bikes with classic appeal, he must delve through the exotic manufacturing of the Royal Enfield. The brand has...

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    Ferdinand Aug 09, 2022 for Royal Enfield Classic 500
  • No-frills cruiser

    The Classic 500, like all Royal Enfield motorcycles, have a vintage styling. The Royal Enfield Classic 500 has a more vintage styling than any other...

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    John Shred Apr 01, 2022 for Royal Enfield Classic 500
  • Amazing Build Great Performance

    I was looking for a tourer, and to be honest Royal Enfield Classic 500 was not my first choice. The main reason behind this is that numerous people...

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    lyrold Feb 07, 2022 for Royal Enfield Classic 500
  • For relaxed cruising

    The Royal Enfield Classic 500 looks straight out of some WWII movie. The company has retained the vintage styling in all its bikes. It has a huge fan...

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    Aisaac Nov 17, 2021 for Royal Enfield Classic 500
  • High-tech features

    Like many competitors, the Royal Enfield Classic 500 has the potential to disrupt the automotive industry. In fact, this bike is equipped with...

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    Jejomar Jul 29, 2021 for Royal Enfield Classic 500
  • Affordable bike to stir you with its high tech features

    This bike like many of its competitors has the ability to stir automobile sector with its own superior significance. In fact the bike is well endowed...

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    Sammy Apr 12, 2021 for Royal Enfield Classic 500
  • A bike that lacks technology and modern features

    If you get mesmerized with the old designed retro looking bike then you may like this one. This bike looks as if it has been used decades back and...

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    Jingco Mar 14, 2020 for Royal Enfield Classic 500
  • A true icon

    The Stealth Black Classic 500 is an absolute mean machine. The old school design has stood the test of time since 1901 and still looks great to this...

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    Marvin Apr 17, 2019 for Royal Enfield Classic 500
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How much is Royal Enfield Classic 500 in Philippines?

The Royal Enfield Classic 500 price in the Philippines starts at ₱313,000 for the base variant.

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