Royal Enfield Continental GT 535 vs Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500

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Royal Enfield Continental GT 535
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Technical Specifications
Engince Displacement 535.00 cc 499.00 cc
Engine Type Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Air cooled Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke, Twinspark
Engine Starting Electric/Kick Electric Start and Kick Start
Ignition Digital Electronic Ignition Digital Electronic Ignition
Cooling System -- Air cooled
Maximum Power 29.1 bhp (21.4 kW) @ 5100 rpm 27.2 BHP @ 5250 rpm
Maximum Torque 44 Nm @ 4000 rpm 41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Transmission 5 Speed Constant Mesh 5 Speed constant mesh
Gear Shift Pattern 1-down, 4-up --
Top Speed 160 kmph 130 kmph
Battery 12 volt, 14 Ah 12 volt, 14 Ah
Frame Twin downtube cradle frame Single downtube, using engine as stressed member
Ground Clearance 140 mm 140 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 13.5 litres 20 litres
Mileage
Standard Test Conditions 30 kmpl 35 kmpl
Tyres
Front 100/90-18, 56 H Pirelli Sport Demon 90/90-19, 52P MRF Zapper FM
Rear 130/70-18, 63 H Pirelli Sport Demon 120/80-18, 62P MRF Zapper C
Wheelbase 1360 mm 1350 mm
Brakes
Front Brembo 300mm Floating disc, 2-Piston floating caliper Single disc, 280mm Disc
Rear 240mm Disc, Single piston floating caliper Single disc, 240 mm
Suspension
Front Telescopic, 41mm forks, 110mm travel Telescopic, 41mm forks, 130mm travel
Rear Paioli,Twin gas charged shock absorbers with adjustable preload, 80mm travel Twin gass charged shock absorbation with 5-step adjustable preload, 80mm travel
Colors Available
Colors Red, Black, Yellow Flicker Black, Twilight Black, Matt Black (Stone)


Physical Specs
Width 760 mm 790 mm
Height 1,070 mm 1,205 mm
Length 2,060 mm 2,080 mm
Weight 184 kg 195 kg

Overview
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Special Features -- 1. Digital meter
2. Seat lock-mechanism
3. Hazard light
4. Projection type headlamp, H7 55/55W



Pros and Cons
Pros -- 1. New headlight with a 55w projector lamp for the low beam and a 55W halogen bulb for the high beam.
2. Digital meter.
3. Lock-mechanism for seats.
4. New design
5. LED Tail lamp with position light guides
6. Indicators - Hazard Light featured for the first time on an Indian motorcycle
Cons -- 1. Overpriced

User Comments
'A cafe racer with performance, ability and authentic appeal. . that hits the spot! '
By Continental Gt on 14-12-2014
i personally feel the thunder rd is beter for long rides and the gt is beter for the city
By Arjun Vichur on 08-02-2015
Which one do you think is better? And why?
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