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Royal Enfield Rumbler 500 Specs

Engine 499 cc
Power 27.2 hp
Start Option Kick & Electric
Pass Switch Yes
Odometer Digital

Rumbler 500 Pros & Cons

Things We Like in Rumbler 500

Classic cruiser styling

Comfortable cruiser

Modern amenities

Things We Dont Like in Rumbler 500

Harsh vibey engine

Expensive compared to other Royal Enfield bikes

Inadequate braking

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The Royal Enfield Rumbler 500 was created by the company to cater to the needs of the younger crowd. This motorbike costs Php 353,000 which is almost double the price of the Bullet 500 and Classic 500 models. Doing the engine duty is a single-cylinder air-cooled, fuel-injected twin-spark 499cc SOHC mill. This engine is coupled to a 5-speed transmission and generates 27.2 hp at 5250 rpm along with 41.3 Nm at 4000 rpm of torque. With its powerful engine, it is not at all difficult for the Rumbler 500 to reach triple-digits, as for a matter of fact, its top speed is 130 kmph. It has a massive fuel tank capacity of 20-litre and delivers a mileage of 22 to 23 kmph. One of the best thing about the RE Rumbler 500 is that it comes equipped with dual channel ABS. With a price tag of Php 353,500, it is a new-age classic motorcycle with modern features.


Royal Enfield Rumbler 500 Variants

There are 1 variants available of Rumbler 500: Standard.

Royal Enfield Rumbler 500 Power-trains

The Rumbler 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 Rumbler 500 has a seat height of 775 mm. The Front Tyre size is 90/90 R19 & Rear Tyre size is 120/80 R18.

Royal Enfield Rumbler 500 Features

The feature list of Rumbler 500 includes Pass Switch, Optional Side Reflectors, Back Rest and Engine Check Warning in terms of safety.

Features Chassis, Suspension & Brake include Telescopic Fork Front Suspension, Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload Rear Suspension, Low Slung Seat Type, Chrome Garnish, Disc Front Brake and Disc Rear Brake.

Features for Console include Digital Odometer, Digital Fuel Gauge, Analog Tachometer, Display Screen and Analog Speedometer.

Royal Enfield Rumbler 500 2021 Price List

Royal Enfield Rumbler 500 February 2021 prices start from in Philippines.

Variant   Specifications  
Royal Enfield Rumbler 500 Standard    499 cc, 27.2 hp, Kick & Electric, Gasoline

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Royal Enfield Rumbler 500 Colors

Rumbler 500 is available in 3 different colors - Marine, Lightning and Stone.

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Royal Enfield Rumbler 500 Review

  • Rumbler 500 Overview
  • Royal Enfield Rumbler 500 Design
  • Rumbler 500 Ride & Handling
  • Royal Enfield Rumbler 500 Engine & Fuel Consumption
  • Rumbler 500 Braking & Safety
  • Royal Enfield Rumbler 500 Verdict

Rumbler 500 Overview

Royal Enfield is known for its rugged, classic and powerful motorcycles that carry a lot of presence and character to compensate for their lack of outright performance. No wonder then that their bikes have turned into lifestyle statements. But with the changing demographics, Royal Enfield felt the need to create the Thunderbird to appeal to the younger crowd. Think of it then as a factory custom or a cruiser to the classics that all the other Royal Enfield motorcycles are. This gives it a more flamboyant design with flashier colors and a few modern features. The rest of the mechanicals including the engine remains the same. Here in the Philippines, the Thunderbird or the Rumbler 500 sells for Php 353000 which is more than twice that of the Classic and the Bullet 500 that it is based on. It is nearly as much as the price for the bigger and more focused Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650. Not to mention bikes like the Kawasaki Z650 that are much more modern and fall in the same price bracket. So is this bike really worth its asking price?

Royal Enfield Rumbler 500 Design

Royal Enfield has a legacy stemming from rugged and go anywhere military bikes. The Rumbler 500 would like to remind you that they are just as home on the urban battleground. The basic elements are still the same. The bike has a classic round headlight, a teardrop tank, and the unmistakable silhouette. But there are small modern touches and improvements that make it more suited to modern-day needs. The headlight, as well as the taillight, uses LEDs. The tank sports an offset fuel cap and an amazing paint finish. The exhaust is laden with chrome except for the end can which gives it a more muted exhaust note. The foot pegs and switchgear have a much nicer feel. The rear seat has a cast alloy backrest cum grab handle. Even the rear view mirrors are in a more aerodynamic shape than their previously round shape. There are dollops of chrome but the engine itself is blacked out to give it a compact look. The bike itself is more compact with its dimensions of 2060 mm (L) X 790 mm (W) X 1205 mm (H). The twin-pod instrument cluster houses a small digital display that displays the odometer, clock, tripmeter, and fuel gauge. The wheels are spoked units with a 19” for the front and an 18” for the rear. The tires are 90/90 front and 120/80 rear. The biggest change, however, is the new handlebars which are pushed further back and give the rider a more cruiser-like riding position. What you’ll notice more easily are the new color options – Stone, Marine, and Flicker. The build quality is also top notch and there are some quality details like the embossed logo on the backrest.

Rumbler 500 Ride & Handling

The Rumbler 500 is a very comfortable bike. The frame uses a single downtube with the engine as a stressed member. The front uses 41 mm telescopic forks with 130 mm of travel and the rear uses twin gas charged 5-step adjustable for preload shock absorbers with 80 mm of travel. Combined with a deep and supportive seat that supports your back. This bike has an excellent ride quality. The rider sits very comfortably thanks to front set footpegs and wide and raised handlebars as if on a throne. This setup also proves to be surprising when it comes to tackling corners. But it is best suited burbling along the highway at 80 kmph.

Royal Enfield Rumbler 500 Engine & Fuel Consumption

Powering the Rumbler 500 is the single cylinder air-cooled and fuel- injected twin-spark 499cc SOHC engine that produces 27.2 hp at 5250 rpm and 41.3 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed transmission. The characteristic thump is much more muted or should we say civilized but the rest of it is very much what you would expect from a Royal Enfield long stroke engine. The engine feels unstressed at any speed and rpm. Being fuel injected, the throttle response is a bit slow but the engine is just as torquey as ever. Even at low revs, the torque comes like a surge that sweeps you away if you are caught unaware. This surge of power comes very handy in highway driving and makes for an intoxicating ride. This also means that driving long distances is a breeze as you can sit comfortably without having to shift through gears. The bike finds it not very difficult to reach triple-digit speeds and can reach a top speed of 130 kmph. The gearbox, however, is a bit clunky especially at the get-go and the clutch feels a bit heavy. Worst of all the excessive vibrations that never really go away at any speed. But all is forgiven when you consider that intoxicating torque. The fuel tank is massive and can store 20 L which lasts a long enough time with a fuel economy of 22-30 kmpl.

Rumbler 500 Braking & Safety

Braking is provided by 280 mm front disc and a 240 mm rear disc with a twin-piston caliper setup in the front and a single piston caliper setup for the rear. The Rumbler 500 also comes equipped with dual channel ABS. The braking would have been adequate had the bike not weighed almost 200 kg.

Royal Enfield Rumbler 500 Verdict

The Royal Enfield Rumbler 500 brings the classic motorcycle to the new age. It improves the classic character of the bike with modern features while still preserving its identity. But the big price difference does not seem worth the advantage. Why pay more for the slightly improved version when the real thing is much cheaper?

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    Alexsander Dec 09, 2020 for Royal Enfield Rumbler 500

    The Royal Enfield Rumbler 500 is the perfect cruiser. Being a fan of the highways, this bike was my first opinion, ever since I came across it in the nearest showroom. After owning this bike for over six months now, I can say that this bike was worth every penny that I had spent behind it. In terms of its Read More

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    The Rumbler 500 is a great touring machine. It is comfortable and has a good riding position to cover long distances without tiring you out. The engine also has enough grunt and power to get you anywhere. Read More

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