2020 Royal Enfield Classic 500

The Royal Enfield Classic 500 brings on the old school with its timeless paint schemes, bobber-style seat, and peashooter exhaust.

2020 Royal Enfield Classic 500

2020 Royal Enfield Classic 500 (Royal Enfield /)

Introduced in 2008, the Royal Enfield Classic 500 is a standard motorcycle that harkens back to the post-war era with its throwback styling that includes a sprung seat, die-cast headlight casing, and peashooter exhaust. Thumbing the electric starter or giving a swift right boot to the kickstart lever—the latter of which also introduces a bit of nostalgia—brings the five-speed single-cylinder 499cc engine to life. It is available in five different iterations to attract any kind of rider, from the beginner rider to the casual café hopper looking to make a statement in chrome.

2020 Royal Enfield Classic 500 Reviews, Comparisons, And Competition

Back in 2012 we noted the character that Royal Enfield’s 500cc engine offers. EIC Mark Hoyer stated, “I’ve owned and maintained a 500cc British Single that dates from 1954 and have to admit there is a pretty powerful attraction to what the new Enfield offers. The character is there when you’re riding, and you get it without all that character building in the garage.”

Other machines with some soul and character include the Triumph Bonneville Bobber, Honda Rebel 500, Indian Scout Sixty, or Harley-Davidson Iron 883.

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Updates For 2020

No major updates were announced for 2020.

The Classic 500 comes in many different iterations to match your style. Blend in with Classic 500 Stealth Black ($5,799) or military homage Classic 500 Battle Green ($5,699). Don’t like to camouflage yourself? Stand out with the Classic 500 Chrome ($5,799), Gunmetal Grey ($5,699), or the base model in black, blue, or tan ($5,599).

2020 Royal Enfield Classic 500 Claimed Specifications

Price $5,599–$5,799
Engine Single-cylinder four-stroke
Displacement 499cc
Bore x Stroke 84.0 x 90.0mm
Horsepower 27.2 hp @ 5,250 rpm
Torque 30.5 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm
Transmission 5-speed
Final Drive N/A
Seat Height N/A
Rake N/A
Trail N/A
Front Suspension 35mm telescopic fork, nonadjustable; 5.1-in. travel
Rear Suspension Preload adjustable; 3.2-in. travel
Front Tire 90/90-19
Rear Tire 110/80-18
Wheelbase 53.5 in.
Fuel Capacity 3.6 gal.
Claimed Wet Weight (w/ 90% fuel and oil) 430 lb.
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2020 Royal Enfield Continental GT

Like the Royal Enfield INT650, the Continental GT features classic styling and an amiable engine, but with a café racer vibe.

2020 Royal Enfield Continental GT

2020 Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 (Royal Enfield/)

The Royal Enfield Continental GT draws inspiration from the café racers and culture from the 1950s and ’60s—that much should be obvious from its profile consisting of clip-on bars, double cradle frame, twin shocks, and air-/liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine. What may not be so obvious is this motorcycle’s chassis is well balanced and stable while the engine produces plentiful low-end torque. Whether riding your favorite canyon roads or taking the tightest street corners, beginner or novice riders will have fun tucking in aboard this vintage-styled machine.

2020 Royal Enfield Continental GT Reviews, Comparisons, And Competition

Last year we reported that the Continental GT’s 270-degree crank “provides gobs of quick-revving torque that makes the engine surprisingly fun to use, whether it’s zipping you out of tight traffic spots or blasting down your favorite twisty road.”

2020 Royal Enfield Continental GT 650
2020 Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 (Royal Enfield/)

Shoppers interested in Royal Enfield’s Continental GT will also look to the INT650 or up the displacement totem pole to the likes of the Kawasaki W800, BMW R nineT, or Triumph Thruxton 1200 R.

Royal Enfield Continental GT Updates For 2020

The Continental GT does not see any updates for 2020.

The Continental GT starts at $5,999 for colorways Black Magic and Ventura Blue, makes its way up to $6,249 for Dr. Mayhem and Ice Queen, or up to $6,749 for the shiny shimmery chrome known as Mister Clean (not the bald, baby-face cleaner mascot, in case you were wondering).

2020 Royal Enfield Continental GT 650
2020 Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 (Royal Enfield/)

2020 Royal Enfield Continental GT Claimed Specifications

Price $5,999
Engine Air-/liquid-cooled SOHC parallel twin
Displacement 648cc
Bore x Stroke N/A
Horsepower 47 hp @ 7,250 rpm
Torque 38.4 lb.-ft. @ 5,250 rpm
Transmission 6-speed
Final Drive Chain
Seat Height 31.2 in.
Rake 24.0°
Trail 4.1 in.
Front Suspension 41mm fork, nonadjustable; 4.3-in. travel
Rear Suspension Preload adjustable; 3.5-in. travel
Front Tire 100/90-18
Rear Tire 130/70-18
Wheelbase 55.0 in.
Fuel Capacity 3.3 gal.
Claimed Dry Weight (no fuel) 437 lb.
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