Royal Enfield is one of the most popular motorcycle brands in India and has a significant brand reputation internationally too. Before becoming an Indian company, Royal Enfield was a company based in Great Britain (now the UK). This is also one of the reasons why it is quite well known internationally too. Royal Enfield bike fans are often quite loyal to the company as the brand name also has a lot of heritage attached to it. For the same, Maisto sells diecast scale model of Royal Enfield bikes which are bought by many enthusiasts and collectors for their collections. BUY IT HERE.
The bike model shown in this video is the Royal Enfield Classic 500. It measures 17.5 cm in length, 6.5 cm in breadth and 10.5 cm in height. The weight of this scale model is 250 gm, which is just about right for its size. Talking about size, it is a 1:12 scale model and can be operated by one hand easily. For children, it is safely recommended for kids above the age of eight. The model shown in the video is painted in black but other options are also sold by Maisto. This one gets black paint all around with white finishing on the fenders.
Moving on, the scale model looks pretty decent and has most of the design DNA of the original bike in it, including the instrument cluster and mirrors. It also gets a functional rear suspension, though it is not operated by the dual spring shocks at the rear but rather by a single spring placed inside the bike and is not visible directly. Nonetheless, it gives a good feel when pushing the bike up and down. IT has been built using a combination of metal and plastic panels and gets a functional side stand as well.
The tires at both the ends are made from rubber and have a similar pattern on them as on the original bike. The handles are turnable and the saddle on this scale model is a single piece unit. The build quality, however, could have been a bit better as it has been priced at Rs. 1,200. While it is not bad exactly, it does not do full justice to the price tag.
Talking about the actual Royal Enfield classic bike, the company also offers another model in the series with a smaller engine, called the Classic 350. The company is currently working on a new generation model of the Classic series which has been spotted testing multiple times. The new Classic bikes will come with several changes compared to the current generation model which include the tail light section, seats and other body panels. The chassis will also be altered along with the engine, which will be made to comply with the BSVI emission norms. Expect the launch of the new Classic series by the first quarter of the coming year.