Royal Enfield launches The Classic 500 Tribute Black – A commemorative End of Production Limited Edition motorcycle.
31 January 2020: The Royal Enfield ‘Bullet Classic 500’ was launched over a decade ago, in 2008. Sincethen, the company’s hallmark UCE 500cc single-cylinder motorcycle has echoed Royal Eneld's traditionof the long stroke character, producing an unmistakable thump that has reverberated through thehearts of it’s riders. These 500cc motorcycles were the genesis of the Classic 350 as we know it today,and have been instrumental in Royal Enfield’s success across the world.
Announcing the end of production of the 500cc single-cylinder, long-stroke, unit construction enginemotorcycles in India, Royal Enfield today announced an end-of-production, special series motorcycles,the Classic 500 Tribute Black Limited Edition. These motorcycles will be the the last in India to carrythe iconic long-stroke single cylinder UCE 500cc engine and will be exclusively made to order in a limitedproduction run. Each of the motorcycles will carry a hallmark commemorative ‘End of Build’ serialnumbered plaque making it unique to its owner.
The Royal Enfield Classic 500 Tribute Black Limited Edition motorcycles will bear the distinguishedand iconic pin-striped just like the Classic 500s that were rolled out of the Royal Enfield Thiruvottiyurfacility in 2009. For the first time, Royal Enfield will have a dual tone scheme on the fuel tank withfenders carrying glossy black and matt black. This unique all-black-livery and dual-toned shade adds aunique touch to the timeless aesthetics of the motorcycle. With an End of Builds Special Edition badgeand a trendy all-black theme, the Classic 500 Tribute Black is an absolute collector’s edition
Speaking about the announcement, Mr. Vinod Dasari, CEO of Royal Enfield said, “Since 2009 theRoyal Enfield 500cc motorcycles have proudly set the stage for the middle-weight motorcycling segmentin India. The Classic 500 in particular has garnered success for Royal Enfield across various internationalmarkets with its sublime retro-chic design and engaging ride experience. As we sign off the last of theRoyal Enfield 500cc motorcycles, the Classic 500 Tribute Black is an opportunity for afficianadoes to owna piece of Royal Enfield and motorcycling history”
The launch of the 650 Twin motorcycles was an obvious progression for Royal Enfield and a naturalupgrade option for millions of Royal Enfield owners. A higher powered twin cylinder motorcycle, withexcellent road manners and a characterful engine, the Interceptor INT 650 and the Continental GT 650instantly captured the imagination of motorcycling audiences across the world. Given their success andquick acceptance by global audiences, the 650 Twin motorcycles have become a natural upgrade optionfor Royal Enfielders progressing from 350cc or even for motorcyclists upgrading from 150cc or 200cc.
While the ‘Last of the 500’, the Classic 500 Tribute Black Limited Edition will go on sale online onFebruary 10, Royal Enfield will continue to introduce motorcycles imbibed with the legacy of resilience,timeless appeal and distinctive build.