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World's First Electric Royal Enfield Classic 500 Spotted in Thailand

The electric motor is neatly mounted Royal Enfield's frame which is slightly modified with a metal casing on the sides to accommodate the large battery packs.

Ayushmann Chawla | News18.comAyushmannChawla

Updated:December 20, 2017, 11:58 AM IST
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World's First Electric Royal Enfield Classic 500 Spotted in Thailand
Electric Royal Enfield Classic 500.
Ever thought of a Royal Enfield EV?, it is quite hard to think of but this odd idea is now a reality as recently an electrified Royal Enfield Classic 500 was spotted at a dealership in Thailand. In the image, it is clearly seen that an electric motor is neatly mounted on the frame which is slightly modified with a metal casing on the sides to accommodate the large battery packs. The pillion seat on the bike is replaced by the luggage rack and chain is replaced by the belt-drive.

The rear suspension of the bike has been replaced by after-market twin shock absorbers from Ohlins. The bike also gets a disc break at the rear wheel instead of the stock drum brakes. So far there is no information about the technical specifications and power output figures of the bike as of now. The modified bike also gets a unique fully digital instrument cluster.

Electric Royal Enfield Classic 500 with digital instrument cluster. Electric Royal Enfield Classic 500 with digital instrument cluster.

The electrified Royal Enfield Classic 500 also lacks the clutch lever. So far, there is no update from the company’s end about this particular model, however, Royal Enfield is not shying away from developing an electric motorcycle.

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