Royal Enfield Classic
The Classic 500 comes to New Zealand. Armed with a potent fuel injected 500cc engine and clothed in a disarmingly appealing post war styling, this promises to be the most coveted Royal Enfield in history.
For those who want it all. The power, the fuel efficiency, the reliability and simple, yet drop dead gorgeous classic styling. The classic turns heads not because it wants to but because it can’t help it. You will appreciate the beat not just for the music it creates but also for the muted feeling of strength and power that it signifies.
|Engine Type||Single Cylinder, 4 Stroke, OHV, SI Engine, Air Cooled|
|Fuel Supply||Keihin Electronic Fuel Injection|
|Ignition System||Digital Electronic Ignition|
|Engine Starting||Kick & Electric Start|
|Electric Starter||0.9kw, Denso|
|Lubrication||Wet Sump, 15 W 50 API, SL Grade JASO MA|
|Clutch||Wet, Multi Plate|
|Gearbox||5 Speed, Constant Mesh|
|Brakes - Front||280mm Disc, 2-Piston Caliper|
|Brakes - Rear||153mm Drum, Single Lead Internal Expanding|
|Tyres - Front||Avon Roadrider 90/90/19|
|Tyres - Rear||Avon Roadrider 110/90/18|
The Classic 500 is pictured with an optional genuine Royal Enfield Upswept Silencer - The factory original silencer must be fitted for the compliance process, however the Upswept Silencer can legally be installed once the motorcycle is registered.
|Factory Original Silencer||Optional Upswept Silencer|
|Upswept Silencer||$249.99 inc. GST|
|Installation||Free of charge|
The Royal Enfield Classic 500 is approved for Learner Motorcycle Licence Holders under the Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme (LAMS). Find out how you can learn to ride on a Royal Enfield
All factory new machines are backed by our 12 month nationwide warranty.
*Pricing as at 1st November 2013:
|- Motorcycle PDI & Compliance, issue of MR2A & 12 Month Warrant of Fitness (WOF)||$199.00 inc GST|
|- Issue of numberplates & 6 months vehicle licencing||$273.83 inc GST|
If you are interested in the Classic 500 and would like to arrange a test ride please contact us. For more detailed information & further resources on this motorcycle please see the following links:
Download the Royal Enfield Classic 500 Owners Manual
"The new C5 Classic with its new all-alloy unit construction engine is a substantial improvement on the iron-engined, drum-braked 500cc Bullet. The new bike starts easily, stops well and handles similarly to the old machine."
"The engine is a particularly likeable piece of work, seamlessly combining the best of 1950s-tech (handsome air-cooled looks, easy-going torque delivery, fuel miserliness etc) with the best of today’s motors (full emission compliance, easy-starting, fuel injection, Lucas-free electrics etc). It even sounds the part, emitting a staccato series of thumps that had the flat-white sippers at downtown Auckland’s ultra-cool retro-biker’s hang-out Deus ex Machina downing cups and pouring outside to take a closer look"
"If you are a solo rider and need a spacious and comfortable bike then don’t look beyond Classic. It offers a very relaxed riding position with front-set foot pegs. The solo seat is well padded and supported with springs which saves you from back pain on long runs. It has a wide handle bar which offers a firm grip which gives you a good hold of this bike. The bike has rubber pad on both sides of its fuel tank which gives you solid knee grip. The visibility of road is perfect and you can enjoy stress free rides."
"From riding test motorcycles for over five years now, I have never experienced a bike that draws so much attention from not only fellow bikers/motorcyclists, but also from the general public. You never get a thumb up riding an off-road bike or a superbike, but with the Royal Enfield I got just such a reaction from bystanders on numerous occasions. Sometimes we even encountered a small crowd upon our return once it has been parked, with several bystanders first asking questions before we could depart."