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Royal Enfield Classic 500 EFI Military

 

Royal Enfield Classic 500 EFI Military - £4,499

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The Classic Satin comes to you with a paint scheme reminiscent of the war era, a time when Royal Enfield motorcycles proved their capabilities and battle worthiness by impeccable service to soldiers in harsh conditions of the desert. Donning a younger look with styling cues one would expect only from a genuine Royal Enfield: single cylinder air-cooled pushrod engine, 1950s style nacelle and toolboxes, traditional paint scheme and buffed engine components, this motorcycle is all set to bring you the pleasures of modern motorcycling while reflecting the aura of eternal classic styling.

Metal-encased telescopic forks lead to a bright, hooded headlight, sticking out from a Royal Enfield trademark steering head. Instruments are familiar bits: the basic analogue Royal Enfield fare with a speedometer reading up to 160kph. A fuel gauge is missing but you do get a reserve warning icon. Circular, chrome mirrors look the part but vibrate a fair bit when riding and hamper rearview vision. We've always recommended buffed alloy levers and the new models also have rider-friendly soft and comfortable palm grips.

The switchgear, which packs all the essentials, works positively and both Enfields come equipped with strident twin horns, a well-deserved bonus for these highway friendly motorcycles. The latest Classics use teardrop fuel tanks with the Royal Enfield logo emblazoned in an aptly regal font. An old-fashioned chrome tank cap and knee-pads on the Satin lend a period touch to the bikes as do the tool and air boxes on the flanks. Hogging the limelight of course is the large, naked engine which displays good attention to detail, with crankcase blisters inspired by the Spitfire fighter aircraft of World War II. The spring-mounted riding saddle that was part of the original Classic has been improved with revised, stiffer springs that kept us better connected to the motorcycle. Both the Desert Storm and Classic Chrome get uncluttered rear sections, their smoothly flowing mudguards leading to the tail-light. While overall quality and finish do seem slightly improved, they still lag behind the tall standard of modern motorcycles. This new Classic duo come with an improved, 499cc, air-cooled, four-stroke and single-cylinder new-generation Royal Enfield engine.

Twin spark-plugs and Keihin fuel injection are carry-forwards from the original Classics, as are twin valves and long-stroke engine architecture that fit this character-rich motorcycle perfectly. The piston assembly is superior, and mapping has been revised while much else remains constant including hydraulic tappets, a drive-chain tensioning system and the peak power figure of 27.2bhp at 5250rpm. 4.2kgm of max torque is delivered at 4000rpm. The big single starts at the push of a button, with its charging circuit now beefed up. As expected, the Limited Edition Classics drum out a lazy, healthy and loud beat Indians have long admired and appreciated.

Royal Enfield Classic 500 EFI Military Feature

Engine - 500cc, single cylinder, 4 stroke, spark ignition, air cooled, OHV engine produces 41.3 Nm of torque.

Royal Enfield Classic 500 EFI Military Feature

Headlamp - Headlight casing features the "Tiger Eye Lamps" for the Bullet look. The headlamp is traditional but with a powerful halogen bulb to provide good illumination.

Royal Enfield Classic 500 EFI Military Feature

Silencer - Aesthetically designed short silencer for that 1950's look. Available as an optional accessory for off-road use only.

Royal Enfield Classic 500 EFI Military Feature

Tank - Finely crafted tank with post war era graphics and thigh pads make for a vintage look.

Royal Enfield Classic 500 EFI Military Feature

Wheel - Front: 19" Rear: 18"


SPECIFICATIONS

TYPE
Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Twinspark

DISPLACEMENT
499cc

BORE X STROKE
84mm x 90mm

COMPRESSION RATION
8.5:1

RATED OUTPUT
27.2 bhp @ 5250 rpm

AIR FILTER
Paper Element

MAX. TORQUE
41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm

LUBRICATION
Wet Sump

FUEL SUPPLY
Keihin Electronic Fuel Injection

CERTIFICATION
Euro 4

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
12 volt - DC

CLUTCH
Wet, mutli-plate

GEARBOX
5 Speed Constant Mesh

FINAL DRIVE
Chain

IGNITION
Digital Electronic Ignition

COOLING SYSTEM
Air Cooled

BATTERY
12 volt, 14 Ah

SPARK PLUG
BR9ES (5722)

STARTING
Electronic/Kick

ENGINE OIL
15 W 50 API, SL Grade JASO MA

FRAME
Single downtube, using engine as stressed member

FRONT SUSPENSION
Telescopic, 35mm forks,

FRONT SUSPENSION STROKE
130mm

FRONT BRAKE
280mm Disc, 2-Piston caliper

REAR SUSPENSION
Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload

REAR SUSPENSION STROKE
80mm

REAR BRAKE
240mm Disc with single piston caliper

FRONT RIM TYPE
Spoked

REAR RIM TYPE
Spoked

REAR RIM DIMENSION
18 in

FRONT TYRE
90/90 – 19” – 52V

REAR TYRE
110/80V 18 M/C 58V

HEADLIGHT LAMP
60 W / 55 W, HALOGEN

TAILLIGHT LAMP
21 W / 5 W

Royal Enfield Classic 500 EFI Military Dimensions

DIMENSIONS
2140 mm x 800 mm x 1080mm (Without Mirrors)

GROUND CLEARANCE
140mm

PERMITTED TOTAL WEIGHT
195 Kgs (with 90% Fuel & Oil)

USABABLE TANK VOLUME
13.5 Ltr (3.56 Gallon)

RESERVE
0

WHEELBASE
1360mm

FINANCE EXAMPLES

8.9% APR Finance

£94.51 / Month
  • RRP PRICE - £4,499
  • OTR PRICE - £4,699
  • MONTHLY PAYENTS - £94.51
  • DURATION - 60 MONTHS
  • DEPOSIT - £99
  • CREDIT - £4,600
  • TOTAL PAYABLE - £5,770

RRP includes, number plate, pre-delivery inspection, petrol and VAT at 20% excludes Government fees for first registration and road fund license

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