Royal Enfield Launches Thunderbird Twinspark

CHENNAI: Motorcycle company Royal Enfield, a division of Eicher Motors, has proposed to launch four new models by 2010-11.

Royal Enfield ThunderBird TwinSpark 350cc Wallpaper

Addressing a press conference to mark the official launch of 350cc Royal Enfield Thunderbird Twinspark motorcycle, here today, the company’s CEO R L Ravichandran said “out of the four, two models will be for International market while two will be for domestic market”, he said.

The company was planning to showcase the new model for the International market in October 2008, he said.

“We have also planned to increase the production capacity in our Thiruvottiyur plant from the existing 40,000 units to 60,000 units in the next two years”, Ravichandran said.

In the last two years alone, the company’s volume has increased 25 per cent and this year it was expected to grow 15 per cent,he said.

The company, which sold around 39,000 units including both 350cc and 500cc motorcycles last year, has also set a target of selling 45,000 units this year, Eicher Motors CEO and MD Siddhartha Lal said.

On the new Thunderbird Twinspark motorcycle, which costs a whopping Rs 1,03,000 on road, the Managing Director said “it will mainly cater to the domestic market”.

The company is expecting to sell around 5,000 units of the new model alone and for the overseas market, the company also unveiled a 500cc Royal Enfield Electra motorcycle embedded with Fuel Injection technology.

The 500 cc motorcycle is exclusively for the international market, Siddhartha Lal said.

Commenting on the new Twinspark technology, which is expected to improve fuel efficiency, he said “we have been working on twinspark technology for our type of motorcycle architecture since late-90s” he said.

Since the launch of Thunderbird model in 2001, the company has sold 20,000 units, he said.

The Managing Director told reporters that in future, they might incorporate the EFI technology (which is currently incorporated only in 500cc motorcycles) in 350cc segment as well. “There is possibility to introduce EFI technology in Thunderbird model as well but for that we have to wait and see” he said.

On the 500cc Electra, which has been launched with EFI technology, he said they hoped to sell around 3,000-4,000 units this year.

In this category, last year alone the company has sold 2,600 units, he added.

Source: economictimes.indiatimes.com

16 Responses to Royal Enfield Launches Thunderbird Twinspark

  1. tara singh

    i love royal enfield 350

    i
    love
    y

  2. Gopikrishna

    i am interested in buying Royal Enfield Thunderbird Twinspark”
    let me know the price as soon as possible.

    • jatin maan

      96000 only

  3. noel dmello

    i am dissapointed, that you uses statements like ( The 500 cc motorcycle is exclusively for the international market) ,the market is opening up in the bike sector with HARLEY ,SUZUKI .BMW ALL PLANNIN TO LAUNCH and yet you deprive us of the good stuff. why is there such discrimination , i belive first you should cater to the domestic market and dont make exclusive business ventures .

  4. sony francis

    when will you launch Thunderbird with EFI technology in India & how much will be the price?

  5. rajesh

    i love thunderbird

  6. Abdul Karim

    hi,
    I m interested in buying a Royal enfield , whts the current price for it

  7. KRISHNA

    HI ITS MY DREAM TO BUY ROYAL ENFIELD.I JUST LOVE THE BIKE.CAN YOU SUGGEST ME TO BY THE BIKE. AND HATS ABOUT THE PRICES & MILLAGE OF THE BIKE

  8. sg

    thunderbird with efi 500cc i’ll be in the first ten buyer to buy it

  9. Akash trivedi

    hi i have purchase royal infield give price list

  10. Jyotheeswar S.D.

    Hi I hve Purchase Royal Enfield Motor Cycle please give a price list & All the Model Pictures

  11. chandru thomas

    Hi,
    I really like the style and colour of this new royal enfield thunderbird,
    I really like to purchase the same, I hope using this bike is another mile stone and achievement in my life.

    It would be much great if it is 1 lakhs rupee

    hands up to royal enfield groups.

    regards,
    chandru thomas.
    + 91 9994229646.

  12. chandru thomas

    Hi,
    I really like the style and colour of this new royal enfield thunderbird,
    I really like to purchase the same, I hope using this bike is another mile stone and achievement in my life.

    It would be much great if it is 1 lakhs rupee

    hands up to royal enfield groups.

    regards,
    chandru thomas.
    + 91 9994229646

  13. surinder sohan pall

    thunderbird 500 cc has a dynamic look Iam planing to buy it in my next visit
    to Delhi in Dez.2013

  14. sayak kr ghosh

    i am interested in buying Royal Enfield Thunderbird Twinspark”
    let me know the price as soon as possible.

  15. viki gupta

    want to buy a Thunderbird bike

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