This has to be the first instance of someone importing the Royal Enfield Classic 500 motorcycle to the UK. The Royal Enfield Classic stands as possibly the most desirable and triumphant touring motorcycle in India. It has firmly held this position for an extended period and is a common sight in every nook and cranny of the country. That is the love that people have for the brand. In fact, that makes Indians living abroad want to ride it on foreign roads too. This is a perfect example of that mindset. That’s why this man living in the UK imported his bike from India. Here are the details.
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Royal Enfield Classic 500 in UK
This video comes from Indian Bullet in London on YouTube. The vlogger showcases the process of the delivery of this bike to his doorstep. He made the bike ship from India to his current address in the UK. After waiting for over a month, the truck carrying his motorcycle arrives outside his home. He approaches the delivery man and they unbox the motorbike together. The export company had taken the battery out, which is a norm while shipping. Moreover, it has wrapped the entire motorcycle quite securely so that there is no damage to the bike during the transit.
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Finally, they unwrap it and take it out of the back of the truck. Within a matter of minutes, the bike is out. The vlogger checks for any damage. Thankfully, the bike reached him in perfect condition. He, now, needs to install the battery and get the bike registered in the UK. Once that is complete, he will take it to the service centre to get some touch-ups done so as to make it look like a new model. The joy on his face after receiving the bike is palpable. He mentions that he had installed a disc brake at the rear. The 2017 model didn’t have it originally. It will also help him with the registration process.
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Note that the Classic 500 is no longer available on sale in India. But in its most aggressive settings, it used to come powered by a 499-cc single-cylinder air-cooled, fuel-injected engine which developed 27.5 PS @ 5,250 RPM and 41.3 Nm @ 4,000 RPM of peak power and torque. There was a 5-speed transmission paired to this mill. At the front, it has a telescopic fork, while at the rear, there are gas-charged shock absorbers. Moreover, the bike has a 280 mm disc at the front and a 240 mm disc at the rear with dual-channel ABS as standard. The prices ranged from Rs 1.79 lakh to Rs 2.17 lakh, ex-showroom.
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