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Royal Enfield, the world’s oldest motorcycle brand in continuous production, introduces the special Redditch Edition to its popular Classic 500 series.

In the 1950’s, Royal Enfield motorcycles were manufactured in its pre-world war era factories in Redditch, a needle making town located fifteen miles south of Birmingham in UK. The Royal Enfield Classic introduced in 2008 is designed on the lines of the original 1950s J2 and it is a tribute to the retro look of British motorcycles in the post World War II era. The Classic retains the quintessential classic British styling of the 1950s; simple, harmonious, proportioned and finished. Powered by Royal Enfield’s 500cc unit construction engine (UCE), front & rear mudguards, the headlight casing, the fuel tank, the oval tool box, the exhaust fins, the speedometer dials, the single-seat spring saddle, tail light assembly and the headlamp cap, all these conform to the native imagery of British motorcycles in the aftermath of World War II. Although the Redditch plant stopped producing motorcycles in 1967, its effect on the look and feel of a Royal Enfield motorcycle is still distinct even today.

It is perhaps this reason why the Classic has since gone on to become one of the most loved motorcycles from Royal Enfield. Today the new Redditch Edition plays special tribute to the paint schemes of the motorcycles produced at Redditch from the 50s with 3 colourways; Redditch Red, Redditch Green and Redditch Blue. Piping on the seats and a distinctive Redditch monogram seen first on a 125cc in 1939 also give way to the early styling of Royal Enfield motorcycles.

With the timeless design and dependability of the Classic, the new Redditch Edition will make any motorcycle enthusiast or first-time rider proud to own a piece of history.

The Redditch Edition 500 is now available across Australia and New Zealand.

*Overseas model displayed. Some components may differ for Australia and New Zealand.

 

Colour Options

Redditch Green

Redditch Red

 Redditch Blue

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ENGINE

500cc, single cylinder, 4 stroke, spark ignition, air cooled, OHV engine produces 41.3 Nm of torque.

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SEAT

Single saddle seat with springs provides maximum comfort for luxurious and relaxing ride.

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SILENCER

Aesthetically designed short silencer for that 1950’s look. Available as an optional accessory for off-road use only.

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TAIL LIGHTS

Vintage tail lamp assembly features a classic design.

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TANK

Finely crafted tank with post war era graphics and thigh pads make for a vintage look.

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HEADLAMP

The headlight casing features the ‘Tiger Eye Lamps’ for that Bullet look. The headlamp is traditional but with a powerful halogen bulb to provide good illumination.

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TOOL BOX

Tool box with classic design.

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BRAKES

Front: 19 inch Rear: 18 inch

ENGINE

TypeSingle Cylinder, 4 stroke, Twinspark
Displacement499cc
Bore x stroke84mm x 90mm
Compression Ratio8.5:1
Maximum Power27.2 bhp @ 5250 rpm
Maximum Torque41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Ignition SystemDigital Electronic Ignition
ClutchWet, multi-plate
Gearbox5 Speed Constant Mesh
LubricationWet sump
Engine Oil15 W 50 API, SL Grade JASO MA
Fuel SupplyKeihin Electronic Fuel Injection
Air CleanerPaper Element
Engine StartElectric/Kick

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

TypeSingle downtube, using engine as stressed member
Front suspensionTelescopic, 35mm forks, 130mm travel
Rear suspensionTwin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload, 80mm travel

DIMENSIONS

Wheelbase1360 mm
Ground Clearance135 mm
Length2140 mm
Width790 mm
Height1090 mm
Kerb Weight190 Kg (with 90% Fuel & Oil)
Fuel Capacity13.5 Ltr

BRAKES & TYRES

Tyres Fr.90/90 – 19
Tyres Rr.110/80 – 18
Brakes Front280mm Disc, 2-Piston caliper
Brakes Rear240mm Disc with single caliper
ABSDual Channel

ELECTRICALS

Tail Lamp21 W / 5 W
Turn Signal Lamp
Electrical System12 volt – DC
Battery12 volt, 14 Ah
Head Lamp60 W / 55 W, HALOGEN