Royal Enfield launches Classic 500
04 November 2009
Eicher Motors Group company Royal Enfield today launched two bikes, Classic 350 and Classic 500, priced at Rs 98,086 and Rs 1.25 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) respectively.
As the Clasic 500 glided onto the tarmac, it was flanked by the Classic 350.
The engine and powertrain design of the Classic 500 have been originally validated by Dr McGuigan of Cranfield University, and Ricardo plc, UK. The design team of Royal Enfield has actively collaborated with, Xenophya Design, UK, from the concept stage itself.
The chassis engineering was done with Vepro, UK, Engines Engineering, Italy and the fuel injection system is from Keihin, Japan. The final validation of the complete vehicle was carried out by ARAI, Pune.
The Classic 500 reclassifies the Royal Enfield motorcycle; from rugged, enticing, cool to simply styled, harmoniously proportioned, dexterous, alluring and super-cool.
The Classic 500 is powered by a single cylinder 500cc unit-construction engine (UCE) supported by electronic fuel injection. The unit-construction engine has an integrated assembly for the engine, gearbox and clutch; and this reduces the friction between the tightly-knit movable parts, resulting in lower transmission losses.