Royal Enfield Classic 500 with sidecar comes painted in Battle Green theme; generates retro appeal to the powerful motorcycle
Royal Enfield has showcased a Classic 500 painted in Battle Green and fitted with a sidecar at the 2017 Bangkok International Motor Show. The accessorised motorcycle beefed up the Classic 500’s retro charm invoking the nostalgia of the sidecars from gone era.
The sidecars with Royal Enfield motorcycles are not new. During 1980’s and even in 1990’s too, this was quite a common sight accommodating room for an extra passenger. But, with time the sidecars have become extinct. Therefore the Royal Enfield Classic 500 with a sidecar made quite a charming view for the visitors at the 2017 BIMS. The Battle Green paintjob added more zing to the retro-looking motorcycle.
Royal Enfield has been experiencing growing popularity and interest among the young riders and currently the Chennai-based motorcycle manufacturer is one of the top five brands in the Indian market. In February this year, it became the fourth largest company beating the TVS Motors. In last month too, the brand registered its highest ever sales record with 60,113 units sold marking 17% growth compared to same period last year.
The Classic and Himalayan are two bestselling motorcycles from the brand and the Classic comes available in two different variants depending on engine size. While the Classic 350 is most popular among the riders, the Classic 500 appeals with more power. The Classic 500 with sidecar displayed at the 2017 BIMS is powered by 499 cc single-cylinder, air-cooled, fuel-injected engine paired with a 5-speed gearbox.
The 499 cc engine in the Classic 500 is capable of churning out 27.2 bhp of peak power at 5,250 rpm and 41.3 Nm of peak torque at 4,000 rpm. Suspension duty in the motorcycle is done by 35 mm telescopic front forks and 5-step adjustable gas-charged twin rear springs. For braking duty, it gets a 280 mm front disc brake and a 152 mm drum brake in rear.
Royal Enfield Classic 500 Sidecar at 2017 BIMS Gallery