Royal Enfield who recently launched the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT650 seem to be gearing up for yet another introduction. This happens to be the Royal Enfield Classic 500 Scrambler that was in fact spotted for the first time testing on road in India. Based on the current Royal Enfield Classic 500, the Classic 500 Scrambler will bear a few design and mechanical upgrades.
Speaking of design, Royal Enfield 500 Scrambler might look very much similar to the Classic 500 due to the common fuel tank, side panels and suspension setup. The main difference however is that the front and rear fenders are shorter as well narrower than before. In addition to these, there are taller handlebars exactly like the ones available on Royal Enfield Interceptor 650. Towards the rear, the tail lamp cluster seems to be borrowed from the 650 twins.
Classic 500 Scrambler will come with off-road tyres, as there is no rear seat. Instead it will be offered with a luggage rack. If not required then the rack can be exchanged with a pillion seat as well. An upswept exhaust muffler completes the overall look for this motorcycle.
Mechanically the engine will be the same however one can expect dual disc brakes and ABS to come as a standard fitment on this bike. Thus Royal Enfield Classic Scrambler is powered by a 499cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine capable of churning out 27.6bhp of maximum power and 41.3Nm of peak.