These motorcycles will be the last in India to carry the long-stroke single cylinder UCE 500cc engine and will be exclusively made to order under a limited production run. Service and spares, however, will remain available for current owners across all dealerships in India.
Said Vinod Dasari, CEO, Royal Enfield: “since 2009, 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.”
The launch of 650cc twin-cylinder motorcycles was an obvious progression for the company and a natural upgrade option for millions of Royal Enfield owners. A higher-powered twin-cylinder motorcycle, the Interceptor INT 650 and the Continental GT 650 instantly captured the imagination of motorcycling audiences across the world. The 650 Twin motorcycles have become a natural upgrade option for Royal Enfielders, progressing from 350cc or even for motorcyclists upgrading from 150cc or 200cc, said the company.