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.
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
|Engine||499cc, Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke, Twinspark|
|Maximum Power||27.2 Bhp @ 5250 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm|
|Gear Transmission||5 Speed constant mesh|
|Bore x Stroke||84mm x 90 mm|
|Iginition System||Digital Electrnic Ignition|
|Engine Oil||5 W 50 API, SL Grade JASO MA|
|Fuel Supply||Keihin Electronic Fuel Injection|
|Air Cleaner||Paper Element|
|Chassis Type||Single 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 Type||Air Cooling|
|Ground Clearance||140 mm|
|Wheel Size(front)||90/90-19 mm|
|Wheel Size(rear)||120/80-18 mm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||20 ltrs|
|Headlamp||Projection type headlamp, H7 55/55W|
|Tail Lamp||LED Tail lamp with position light guides|
|Turn Signal Indicators||Hazard Light featured for the first time on an Indian motorcycle|
|Electrical System||12 volt - DC|
|Battery Type||Maintainance Free|
|Available colors||Flicker Black, Twilight Black and Matt Black(Stone)|
|Price||Rs.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
Lock mechanism for seat to accommodate luggage