2012 Royal Enfield C5 Classic Chrome 1st Ride — Motorcycle USA

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2012 Royal Enfield C5 Chrome 1st Ride

Motorcycle USA the road-worthiness of the 2012 Royal Classic Chrome with a run to the coastline of Maine. Come for the ride in our 2012 Royal Classic Chrome First video .

British bikes, shiny Single-powered cruiser the modern conventions of electronic injection and push button Gone also is the old workhorse Royal Enfield powerplant, an Unit Construction Engine the new vanguard whereby the casting for the clutch, and gearbox have combined into one.

our week-long tenure with Enfield’s 2012 499cc we can’t count how many we fielded the question “What is that?” Indeed, the bike has styling. But how would it fare on the road? To answer this we took a road trip to the coast of Maine on Royal Classic Chrome version the guise of searching for the best shack, giving us an opportunity to put in a hundred miles in one day.

Our journey began on the curvy of New Hampshire where we found the light Classic Chrome to be a nimble bike. With a low center of gravity, compact triangle and a claimed curb of a paltry 412 pounds, it doesn’t much to toss the Royal around. Transitioning is quick and is minimal.

Turn-in on the Classic is predictable and while it doesn’t carve turns, its can hold a without much input at the

(L) We set out for the Maine coastline from New Hampshire, to test the road of the 2012 Classic Chrome. (M) WWII graphics on the Royal highly polished tank plenty of attention at the 2012 Motorcycle Rally. (R) The classic of the 2012 Royal Enfield Chrome had everyone thinking it was a Luckily, this Royal has modern conveniences like a Unit Construction Engine and starting.

A light clutch and a smooth shifting five-speed make it a very rider-friendly One reason Royal Enfield to a UCE was to reduce friction between the and clutch, lowering transmission as a result. It only takes a dab on the lever to kick it into and engagement was reliable. Our minor was that we couldn’t get the toe of our boots the stock shifter without our boot down.

Gearing is surprisingly wide and we wound out second gear for it’s worth. Cruising the we were pleased to find a bit of top end in 5th at 70 mph. Now if only some of the that set into the bars and pegs at that speed be remedied

Rolling through touristy towns like Maine, the suspension provides a ride, the back side in thanks to dual shocks on the and dual springs under the We wouldn’t mind a bit more

The Construction Engine of the 2012 Enfield Classic Chrome out a claimed 27.2 bhp @ 5200 rpm Nm @ 4000 rpm.

damping on the front fork took hits hard at even with 5.1 inches of When it came time to we relied on the solid, grippy caliper of the 280mm disc of the brakes because the rear is mush and you really have to down hard on the pedal to get it to And while you can achieve decent angles on the bike, the arm of the rear pedal runs below the peg and grinds on sharp right turns.

The little Single of the Classic Chrome has just snap to put a smile on your This is facilitated by throttle from the electronic fuel that is crisp, the EFI adept at air-fuel ratios at vacillating more so than its Mikuni predecessor.

Royal Enfield Bullet 350 Classic
Royal Enfield Bullet 350 Classic

Granted, its engine was a bit at first because it only had 30 on it when we picked it up from Powersports Distriubutors and its internals had had enough time to be bathed in The engine noise subsided the we rode it as the crankshaft and gears got in. Heat coming off the little was nominal thanks to improved and cooling of the alloy cylinder about by its conversion to a UCE.

The change from the prior version also included the of a stronger crankshaft and connecting

For the most part, the fit and finish of the Royal Enfield Classic is exemplary when you try to think of bikes that sell for than $7K and come with pinstripes and accents. The factory-installed toolbox tucked neatly on the bike’s right side is a in our book. Spoked wheels, a Single rising vertically in the downtubed frame, and a sprung seat keep the styling of the Chrome clean and tidy.

A kick pedal, which the bike over on the first adds to the sense of nostalgia. It comes with a two-year,

The Enfield Classic Chrome easily and tracks through predictably.

unlimited mileage warranty. But we did find a few design that were a little like the horn mounted outside of the protection of the downtube. no fuel gauge and the only that it’s time to top off the is a small “low fuel” that begins to flash. All the lights (neutral, turn hi-beams) are located in the speedo and to see.

We also frequently victim to the lack of self-cancelling signals.

On a positive note, the Bullet’s efficiency will you smile because during our in the saddle of the Classic Chrome, the was good for a 61.5 mpg average our heavy throttle hand. is a proper adjective to describe the riding experience on the Classic It is a no frills ride that’s to toss around and once you the powerband provides just punch to sate the need for Best of all, when climb aboard, the Royal will sweep you up in a sense of as the sound of the throaty Single you back to simpler times, memories like your ride on a motorcycle, and every we stepped off the virtual time we found ourselves grinning.

Royal Enfield Bullet 350 Classic
Royal Enfield Bullet 350 Classic
Royal Enfield Bullet 350 Classic
Royal Enfield Bullet 350 Classic
Royal Enfield Bullet 350 Classic

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