Royal Enfield Classic 500 and Rumbler 500 have been launched in Kuwait. Rumbler 500 is nothing but a rebadged Thunderbird 500. Kuwait Automotive Imports Co WLL, KAICO have been appointed as distributors for the brand in the region. KAICO will be in-charge of all supply, marketing, reselling, distribution and service facilities for Royal Enfield products in the region. Both motorcycles will be imported from India as CBUs.
Classic 500 and Rumbler 500 are both powered by fuel injected 500cc four stroke engines offering 27.2 bhp peak power and 41.3 Nm peak torque. Classic 500 with its single seat design is utilized as a street bike for city driving and the Rumbler 500 as a cruiser bike as it sports a larger fuel tank and comfortable seating for two.
Royal Enfield is a part of Eicher Motors Limited, India and both these models are produced in the country at the company plant in Oragadam, Chennai from where they will be exported to Kuwait and other Middle Eastern markets. Classic 500 is being offered in colors of Tan, Black, Silver, Chrome Black and Chrome Maroon while Rumbler 500, built for the long distance rider is available in shades of Stone (matte black), Marine (metallic blue) and Lightning (metallic silver grey).