Royal Enfield has confirmed that it will end production of its 500cc motorcycles (including Classic 500, Bullet 500 and Thunderbird 500) on 31st March, 2020. The RE 500c models, however, will continue to be exported to global markets. The company will provide services and spare parts of the 500cc motorcycles. In order to commemorate the occasion, the bikemaker has revealed the Royal Enfield Classic 500 Tribute Black Edition.
- Limited units of the Classic 500 Tribute Black Edition will be produced.
- It can be booked online at a token sum of Rs 50,000.
- The Classic 500 Tribute Black Edition makes end of RE 500cc bikes.
Bookings for the limited edition have been commenced online via a dedicated page on the company’s official website. The Royal Enfield Classic 500 Tribute Black Edition will go on sale on 10th February (from 2pm to 5pm). Interested buyers can book the Classic 500 Tribute Black Edition by paying a sum of Rs 50,000, which is non-refundable (if booking is confirmed).
The limited edition of the Royal Enfield Classic 500 carries iconic pin-stripes on the fuel tank as we have seen on the Classic 500s that were manufactured at the company’s Thiruvottiyur facility in 2009. The Royal Enfield Classic 500 Tribute Black Edition features dual-tone fuel tank with fenders painted in glossy black and matt black shade. Read: Royal Enfield Hunter – A Sub-Bullet Motorcycle?
The RE Classic 500 Tribute Black Edition comes with quilted leather seats with Black finish and White contrast stitching. It also wears a hallmark ‘End of Build’. Powering the limited edition is the BS4 499cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled fuel injected UCE (Unit Construction Engine) paired to a 5-speed gearbox. It delivers a maximum power of 27.2bhp and a peak torque of 41.3Nm. Read – BS6 Royal Enfield Interceptor, Continental GT 650 Prices, Details
Speaking about the announcement, Mr. Vinod Dasari, CEO of Royal Enfield said, “Since 2009 the Royal Enfield 500cc motorcycles have proudly set the stage for the middle-weight motorcycling segment in India. The Classic 500 in particular has garnered success for Royal Enfield across various international markets with its sublime retro-chic design and engaging ride experience. As we sign off the last of the Royal Enfield 500cc motorcycles, the Classic 500 Tribute Black is an opportunity for afficianadoes to own a piece of Royal Enfield and motorcycling history”