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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Launched at Rs.1.82 Lakh

To notch up a new milestone in the history of Indian motorcycles, Royal Enfield today launched the much awaited bike of the era, the Thunderbird 500. The motorcycle is priced on road at Rs.1,82,571.

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500

The all new Thunderbird 500 runs in a 500cc Unit Construction Engine (UCE) which is powered by enormous power of 27.2 Bhp @ 5250 rpm and a peak torque of 41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm. The 5-speed transmission makes no further changes alike Royal Enfield's other models.

The Thunderbird 500 is blessed by a couple of light system, the new headlight with a 55w projector lamp for the low beam and a 55W halogen bulb for the high beam. It would end up the night visibility problem faced by many motorcycles.

Brake system used on it are manufactured by Bybre, a wholly owned subsidiary of Italian automotive brake manufacturing company, Brembo.

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500

Upgraded prices such as 20 liters fuel tank, 55W projector headlamp and maintenance free battery are really headed to boast the Thunderbird 500.

Meanwhile, RE also upgraded the Thunderbird TS 350 based on the new model. It is priced at Rs. 1,43,336(On Road Mumbai). It will be available in Flicker Black and Twilight Black colors.

However, the time has to witness whether the all new Thunderbird 500 is overpriced or not.

Watch the official video of the all new Thunderbird 500

Technical Specifications of Thunderbird 500
Engine499cc, Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke, Twinspark
Maximum Power27.2 Bhp @ 5250 rpm
Maximum Torque41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Gear Transmission5 Speed constant mesh
ClutchWet, multi-plate
Bore x Stroke84mm x 90 mm
Compression Ratio8:5:1
Iginition SystemDigital Electrnic Ignition
LubricationWet Sump
Engine Oil5 W 50 API, SL Grade JASO MA
Fuel SupplyKeihin Electronic Fuel Injection
Air CleanerPaper Element
Engine StartElectric/kick
Chassis TypeSingle downtube, using engine as stressed member
Suspension(Front)Telescopic, 41mm forks, 130mm travel
Suspension(Rear)Twin gass charged shock absorbation with 5-step adjustable preload, 80mm travel
Cooling TypeAir Cooling
Length2080 mm
Width790 mm
Height1205 mm
Weight195 kg
Ground Clearance140 mm
Wheelbase1350 mm
Wheel TypeSpoke
Wheel Size(front)90/90-19 mm
Wheel Size(rear) 120/80-18 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity20 ltrs
HeadlampProjection type headlamp, H7 55/55W
Tail LampLED Tail lamp with position light guides
Turn Signal IndicatorsHazard Light featured for the first time on an Indian motorcycle
Electrical System12 volt - DC
Battery Voltage12V
Battery TypeMaintainance Free
Available colorsFlicker Black, Twilight Black and Matt Black(Stone)
PriceRs.1,82,571 (on road Mumbai)

Special Features of Thunderbird 500
All new 500cc Unit Construction Engine (UCE)
A new powerful 55W projector headlamp with light guide for low beam
A 55W halogen bulb for the high beam
LED tail lamp with light guide
Digital instrument cluster with LCD, clock, trip meter, digital fuel level indicator, malfunction indicator lamp and hazard function
41mm thick front shocks
New swing arm at the back
Fuel tank capacity of 20 liters
Replaced foot pegs position
Redesigned seats
Lock mechanism for seat to accommodate luggage

Last updated on 11-10-2012. Published on 11-10-2012. Written by .
Category: New Bikes
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Latest Comments

Great bike...but the price is not that greater.
By on 11-10-2012
The real Harley Davidson of Indian soil
By on 11-10-2012
1.82 lakh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!
Who gonna buy this?
Anyway, I don't.
By on 11-10-2012
Yeah, terribly overpriced....
By on 11-10-2012

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