2020 Royal Enfield Classic 500 from United States of America
Looks and rides like the 1950s
Engine cutting out at mid to high RPMs after the first 300 miles. Dealership was able to isolate it to the spark plug. Replaced with a hotter NGK plug and that seems to have corrected it.
There is a buzzing coming from the headlight assembly at almost any RPM. I can quiet it by putting my hand on the headlight so I just need to find a way to deaden the vibration, perhaps a small bit of foam.
You buy a classic 500 for the looks not the performance. When people ask me how it rides I reply "Like a tractor. But also like a tractor it will go all day."
0-60 mph this bike just chugs along without a care. I have had it over 70mph in ideal conditions with a little throttle left, but if there is much of a headwind you can forget those magical higher numbers even exist.
You get tons of looks and people asking questions. So that is fun. And if you are willing to wait a few weeks, parts from India on eBay are exponentially cheaper than from the dealer.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th June, 2020