Royal Enfield Classic 500 vs Royal Enfield Himalayan Comparison

Royal Enfield Classic 500 vs Royal Enfield Himalayan

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Price starts at Rs. 2.02 lakh which is Rs. 21,095 costlier than Royal Enfield Himalayan priced at Rs. 1.81 lakh. The claimed mileage for the Royal Enfield Classic 500 is 32 kmpl where as the claimed mileage for Royal Enfield Himalayan is 29.5 kmpl. In technical specifications, Royal Enfield Classic 500 is powered by 499 cc engine where as Royal Enfield Himalayan is powered by 411 cc engine. Royal Enfield Classic 500 is available in 6 different colours while Royal Enfield Himalayan comes with 5 colours. 61% users have chosen Royal Enfield Himalayan over Royal Enfield Classic 500 in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com. Compare Royal Enfield Classic 500 vs Royal Enfield Himalayan on the basis of price, specifications & other features.

Engine Type Single cylinder, 4 stroke, Twin spark, Air cooled Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Air cooled, SOHC
Engine Displacement (CC) 499 cc 411 cc
Power (PS@rpm) 27.57 PS @ 5250 rpm 24.83 PS @ 6500 rpm
Torque (Nm@rpm)
Bore 84 mm 78 mm
Stroke 90 mm 86 mm
No Of Cylinders 1 1
Drive Type Chain Drive Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder 2
Fuel System
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Ignition Digital Electronic Ignition Digital electronic ignition
Compression Ratio 8.5:1 9.5:1
Engine Immobilizer
Transmission Type Manual Manual
No Of Gears 5 Speed 5 Speed
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc
Braking Type
0-60 kmph (sec) 3s 4.33s
Quarter Mile 17.92 s @ 114.66 kmph
Braking (60-0 kmph) 20.74 m
20-80 kmph (kickdown)
30-70 kmph (3rd gear)
40-80 kmph (4th gear)
Braking (80-0 kmph) 36.14 m
Braking (100-0 kmph) 56.21 m
Mileage (City) 36.26 kmpl
Mileage (Highway) 37.8 kmpl
Mileage (Overall) 32 kmpl 35 kmpl
Mileage (ARAI) kmpl 32 kmpl 29.48 kmpl
0-100 kmph (sec) 11.69s
Top Speed (Km/h)
0-160 kmph
Braking 60-0 km/h 20.74 m
Chassis Type
Suspension-Front Telescopic Forks Telescopic Forks
Chassis Single down tube, Using engine as stressed member Half-Duplex Split Cradle Frame
Suspension-Rear Twin Gas Charged Shock Absorbers With 5-step Adjustable Preload Monoshock with Linkage
Tyre Size Front :-90/90-19, Rear :-110/90-18 Front :-90/90-21 Rear :-120/90-17
Wheel Size Front :-19 inch, Rear :-18 inch Front :-21 inch Rear :-17 inch
Tyre Make
Tyre Type Tube Tube
Radial Tyre Yes Yes
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Spoke Spoke
Optimum Tyre pressure (Rider) 22 psi 28 psi
Optimum Tyre Pressure (Rider and Pillion)
Dry Weight
Length*Width*Height 2140*790*1090 2190*840*1360
Wheelbase(mm) 1380 mm 1465 mm
Length 2140 mm 2190 mm
Ground Clearance (mm) 135 mm 220 mm
Height 1090 mm 1360 mm
Seat Height 800 mm
Width 790 mm 840 mm
Fuel Capacity (Litres) 13.5 L 15 L
Kerb Weight
Total Weight
Tail Light Bulb LED
Front Brake Diameter 280 mm 300 mm
Rear Brake Diameter 240 mm 240 mm
Battery Type MF
Charging Time
Motor Type
Motor Power
Fast Charging
Head Lamp
Projector head light
Pilot Lamps
LED tail lights
Seat Opening Switch
Boot Light
Turn Signal Lamp Bulb Bulb
Power Modes
Cruise Control
ABS Dual Channel Dual Channel
Body Type Cruiser Bikes Tourer Bikes
Body Graphics
Starting Kick and Self Start Self Start Only
Seat Type Single Single
Pass Switch Yes Yes
Speedometer Analogue Analogue
Handle Type
Tachometer Analogue
Trip Meter Digital
Charging point
Average Fuel economy
Digital Fuel Indicator
Distance to Empty
Low Fuel Warning Lamp Yes Yes
External Fuel Filling
Stand Alarm
Low Battery Indicator Yes
Stepup Seat
Low Oil Indicator Yes
Passenger Footrest
Projector Headlights
Passenger Backrest
Carry hook
Underseat storage
Cooling System Air Cooled Air Cooled
Console Analogue Analogue and Digital
Anti Theft Alarm
Shutter Lock
Odometer Analogue Digital
Central Locking
Mobile Connectivity No
Service Due Indicator
Switchable ABS
Keyless Ignition
Standard Warranty (Years)
Standard Warranty (kilometers) 10000 10000

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Q. Himalayan or Classic 350, which has the best pillion comfortable seat?
  • Both bikes have really good rider and pilloin comfort . HIMALAYAN's seat is a bit higher then classic 350 seat . Pillion can feel a little trouble while taking his position but during Ride the soft seat material helps a lot for both rider and pilloin . Classic 350 seat is quite wider than Himalayan also a little more comfortable . So in my opinion , both bikes have rea good comfort level but if I have to choose between classic and Himalayan than I'll go with classic 350 . Just a little bit of difference, not too much .
  • No doubt the Himalayan. The pillion sits higher and the pegs are not rear set. The gel seat helps too.
  • Himalayan is more than comfort between the 350
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Q. What is the difference between Classic 350cc and Classic 500cc
  • The major difference is of Engine. Royal Enfield Classic 350 comes with a 346cc air-cooled and carburetted single-cylinder motor. On the other hand, Royal Enfield Classic 350 gets a 499cc, air-cooled, fuel-injected, single-cylinder engine. Apart from it, Classic 150 gets 10mm longer wheelbase and it overall 30mm longer than Classic 500.Check out the comparison
  • Well its your prospective of looking at the vehicle difference is nothing more than it is of 350 cc and another one is of 500 cc.
  • It is the capacity of the engine. It is the cubic capacity of the engine. You can check it out on youtube also.
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Q. I would like to take some experts advice on selecting a bike. I have a huge confusion in selecting a bike for my own. My choices are Dominor 400 and Himalayan 400. I will mostly ride it for out of city touring in the hills near Siliguri, and later this year I am also planning to do some long rides of North East and Ladakh, I will ride it very rarely in the city maybe twice or thrice a week. I want the comfort feel and the uniqueness to stay on my side. So which bike do you suggest me? Personally I like Royal Enfield Himalayan.
  • Both the bikes have their own uniqueness. they are well built for their own purposes. all I could say is when u r on a trip no matter how good the bike is you will get stuck with one or the other problem. at that peak point u would easily find a RE service more easily compared to a bajaj. apart from the service criteria. spokes carry more load at rough terrain compared to an alloy rim
  • Go with Himalayan, Best bike available in market for both on road off road adventure .
  • I Think the Himalayan is the best
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