RE Classic 500 Rear Disc Variants Launched @ INR 1.86 Lakh: Royal Enfield Classic 500 now comes with rear disc brake as standard. This disc brake was previously available on just Stealth Black shade.
Royal Enfield Classic 500 Chrome (Rear Disc) is priced at INR 1.96 lakh, 3 special editions are available for INR 1.89 lakh while the standard model with rear disc brake is now available for INR 1.86 lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi). Classic 500 is presently the best selling 500cc bike with almost 1500 units in sale reports every month.
Classic 500 Rear Disc Models Price List
- RE Classic 500: Rs 1,86,000
- RE Classic 500 Squadron Blue: Rs 1,89,000
- RE Classic 500 Desert Storm: Rs 1,89,000
- RE Classic 500 Stealth Black: Rs 1,89,000
- RE Classic 500 Chrome: Rs 1,96,000
No other bike priced close to this point brings such huge number to its manufacturer. If rear disc is now available, one can also believe that Classic 500 now shares the swing-arm with Thunderbird 500.
Earlier, the motorcycle was available with 153mm of drum brake. Classic 350 is also available with rear disc in Gunmetal Grey shade while all others are offered with rear drum brake. They can even bring rear disc as standard on Classic 350 in the coming days. All models could then get an INR 1.45 lakh price tag.
When seen in terms of performance, Classic 500 carries a 499cc fuel injected engine producing 27.2 BHP and 41.4 Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox. No other motorcycle in India offer such high performance numbers at this price tag.
Royal Enfield bikes have no direct competition and thus, they have shown considerable growth in last few months. They have clearly dethroned Yamaha from fifth ranking in terms of sales but Bajaj Auto, the fourth rank contender, seems much ahead due to a long list of commuters.
Royal Enfield will bring ABS into all its bike by April 1, 2019. Till then, they will try their best to introduce dual disc brakes into all models and at least one in Royal Enfield Bullet 350. Even after no electric start and disc brake, Bullet 350 beats many commuters in terms of monthly sales.