Royal Enfield Classic 500 — a bike made like a gun

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Royal Enfield Classic 500 – a made like a gun

The Royal Classic 500 isn’t just a It’s a time machine. It you back – to the 1930s, when were being first together from aluminums; to the when scientists had just the secrets of atomic power; and to the when we struggled for independence.

The longest-running “Bullet” model, introduced in 1931, has its name from the company’s link to the Small Arms Factory in London. Today we look at the The frame of this bike is enough to tackle anything at it or survive the occasional fall, as as it’s not seen as a modern bike.

It has a classic styling modern appearance, a single 4 …, twin-spark engine, big single saddle seat spring, aesthetically designed (though our test version had an trumpet welded on), tail lamps and finely-crafted tank with thigh It doesn’t look old but instead,

The engine is a 500cc unit engine (UCE). For the uninitiated, the UCE was Royal Enfield’s big step the future. It signified the end of the cast engine with its separate

It uses a gearbox that is into the engine as a single with the conventional left gearshifter.

It might look simple but try the beast within and you are in for a surprise. Ii is a agile, tough and versatile

During my three days’ with Royal Enfield’s Classic, I can’t count how times I was asked, “What is that?” Indeed, the bike has styling. But how would it fare on the road and twisties? To answer question, I took a trip to Highland in search of the cold and fresh succulent strawberries.

The I planted my … on the beautiful Green model and squeezed the gently, the first thought went through my mind “Whoa, this is a lot of metal!” The is not too heavy but neither is it too light, and yet it a solid, and hefty aura. you can feel the steel in this one to all the plastic that you see on the modern

Upon pushing the starter the Keihin electronic fuel fires the massive cylinder up a nice “thump-thump-thump” idling that is a characteristic of a big, single; even with the accessory exhaust our test is wearing.

The injection mapping all that great; there’s a spot off idle that a few revs to bypass when from a stop (sometimes it out anyway), but once rolling, good torque down 2,000 to 3,000 rpm, so that second gear almost as strong as first.

Yes, it sends out strong but for most of the time it’s a soothing feeling and not annoying. remember that you are working authentic 1950s horsepower @ 5250 rpm) so don’t try to challenge any modern bike with the same cubic However, 1950s horsepower is than enough to stay of most traffic from around town.

Plus, stop and stare.

Strangely, from a red light will revs above 1,500rpm the clutch can be released. The big piston momentum; and usable power is not apparent slightly above I have been caught in spot twice.

A light pull and a smooth shifting transmission make it a very bike. One reason Royal switched to UCE was to reduce friction the gearbox and clutch, lowering losses as a result. It only a bit of effort on the shift lever to it into gear and engagement was

Gearing is surprisingly wide and i wound out second gear for it’s worth.

Without the seat, the individual sprung got me to adopt a slightly more stance (… backwards, slightly stretched) which was not too bad. The standard seat provide a neutral, straight up position suitable for most

Aided by telescopic front and twin gas charged shock with 5-step adjustable in the rear, the Classic 500 gets the city roads with and takes up the bumps and holes Even while, tipping the at 190kg (wet weight), big boy is a leisurely performer – fast to keep up with city and very pleasant on the freeway.

trademark Royal Enfield vibration comes through the and rubber-covered foot pegs 80kmh – 90kmh. Now if only of the vibes that set into the and foot pegs at that could be remedied.

In the city the performed well as I expected, its low and relaxed seating make it an town companion, but not all that for city jams where turns are needed on the spot. It is agile though, making in between vehicles an easy

While riding on the highway, I to hit 130km/h for 10 seconds before from the handlebars became a However, you wouldn’t want to be at that speed for long as the suspension, steering and tyres be far from adequate for that To make make the most of bike, get to know the engine’s spot which is somewhere 3,500-4,000 rpm where the engine purrs like a contented

Personally, 100km/h is the more speed and comfortable.

This fella does not come a fuel gauge and the only that it is time to top off the tank is a icon that begins to on the spartan instrument panel. I can with that since the is able to give generous

All the indicator lights (neutral, signals, hi-beams) are located in the and are quite difficult to see under sunlight. And surprise, surprise – the are not tubeless. Keeping true to tube tyres are employed but display notable wallowing hard corners and sometimes uneven straights.

Most owners would most swap out stock tyres for tubeless ones; some buddies commented that would consider slightly touring tyres with a thread pattern for added but I admit this loses the a bit. So if you’re planning on a trip around Malaysia, bring an extra set of spare Bummer!

The gas-filled rear absorbers (which look a lot copies of a well-known Italian felt harsh until I them down onto the to softest setting. Now, the suspension felt settled. The forks don’t dive heavy braking but they do let the feel every uneven surface.

Again, perhaps a bit too stiff for a like this, but it boils to personal preference!

Meanwhile, the provides a firm ride on the side in particular thanks to shocks on the swing arm and dual under the seat. I wouldn’t a bit more damping on the front which took hits at times even with of travel.

When it came to stop, relied on the solid, two-piston caliper of the 280mm of the front brakes because the drum is mush and you really to push down hard on the to get it to bite. And while you can achieve lean angles on the bike, the arm of the brake pedal runs the foot peg and grinds on sharp hand turns. Watch out for

The electrical system built on machine is modern; alternator/12V with a simple fuse and a 60/55W headlight that is all time. All the handlebar switches are and robust; they operate and are as good as the stuff on present

The amazing thing about bikes is you can park next to from a Maserati to a Harley and the 500 still attracts all the attention. not a badass and neither is it a powerhouse, but dependable Joe without any extra

The Royal Enfield Classic 500 from RM 37,888.00 and there is a smaller rascal at 350cc starts from RM28,888.00. The official dealer in Malaysia is The Big Shop in Puchong, Selangor.


Royal Enfield 500

Tested: 500cc, Single four-…, five-speed gearbox

RM 37,888.00 onwards (depending on

Power/torque: 27.2 bhp @ 5,250 rpm / Nm @ 4,000 rpm

Top speed: 135 km/h

Range: 13.5 litres @ (estimated)

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