Back in black

THE END OF the line for Royal Enfield’s 500cc unit construction engine is approaching, and the company is marking this with a special limited-edition run of 1,000 Classic ‘Tribute Black’ motorcycles to be released into the European market.

The limited-edition ‘Tribute Black’ motorcycle is equipped with a range of accessories designed for the model, including canvas pannier bags with mounting racks, touring mirror kits, a pillion seat and a machined oil filler cap. Each bike will carry a serial numbered plaque.

The motorcycles will feature a dual-tone paint scheme, with mudguards and fuel tanks carrying both glossy and matt black finishes, and will showcase Royal Enfield’s hand-painted, pin-striped tank details.


CEO of Royal Enfield Vinod Dasari said: “Since 2008, Royal Enfield 500cc motorcycles have proudly set the stage for the middle-weight motorcycling segment.

The Royal Enfield 500cc single is marking its demise with the Tribute Black special edition

“The Classic 500 in particular has garnered success for Royal Enfield across various international markets with its sublime retro-chic design and engaging ride experience. The Classic 500 Tribute Black is an opportunity for aficionados to own a piece of Royal Enfield and motorcycling history.”

The current range of existing Classic and Bullet 500 motorcycles will continue to be available for retail across European markets during 2020 while stocks last.


Service and spares parts will also remain available for current owners throughout Royal Enfield’s dealership network. Just over 200 ‘Tribute Black’ models will be available in selected dealerships throughout the UK.

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