Royal Enfield India has launched new variants of Classic 500. One is the Classic Chrome 500 and second is the Classic Desert Storm 500. Both the variants are exactly same in terms of engine and other technical specifications. The Classic Chrome 500 features all-over chrome finish and Classic Desert Storm 500 is light brown in shade in matte finish. The Classic Desert Storm is priced at Rs. 1.58 lakhs (on-road Mumbai), which is Rs. 3000 more than the regular variant of Classic 500. Both the variants are powered by a 499cc, single cylinder engine which generates maximum power of 27.2 Bhp at 5250 rpm and peak torque of 41.3 Nm at 4000 rpm. There is one more variant of Classic 500 which is known as Classic Military 500 but it will not be launched in India because green shade is reserved for Army only. Royal Enfield Classic 500 features tool box for storage space and for safety, it comes equipped with halogen headlight which gives you clear vision of roads at night. Royal Enfield Classic 500 uses 35mm telescopic front forks and twin gas charged with swing arm rear suspension which easily takes the heavy weight (187kg) of this bike. The braking system includes front disc brake of 280mm and rear drum brake of 153mm. . The ride and handling of this bike at high speed is really light and responsive. You may only find it a bit heavy and slow in city traffic and parking lots where you will have to put an effort while turning it at slow speed. Other than this, there is no complaint about its ride quality. Moreover, it has a wheelbase (1360mm) and ground clearance of 135mm which improves its stability around corners though we still feel the need of a wider rear tyre. The high speed stability of this bike is commendable and its braking system is also quite effective. Royal Enfield Classic 500 is available in three shades: Classic Tan, Classic Silver and Classic Black. Royal Enfield Classic 500 has no competitor in our Indian bike market. Its exclusivity is the biggest USP of this bike. Moreover, the performance and ride quality of this bike makes it distinctive. We feel it?s a complete value for money bike and should be the first choice of grown up boys who wants to experience the world of cruising.