Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Launched

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Highway cruising is going to be better than ever!! Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500, which was showcased at the Delhi Auto Expo held in January this year, has been finally launched in the Indian bike market. The bike goes on sale with a price tag of INR 1.82 lakhs (on road, Mumbai).

Technical Info of re thunderbird 500


Type Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Twinspark, Air cooled Displacement 499cc Bore x stroke 84mm x 90mm Compression Ratio 8.5:1 Maximum Power 27.2 bhp @ 5250 rpm Maximum Torque 41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm Ignition System Digital Electronic Ignition Clutch Wet, multi-plate Gearbox 5 Speed Constant Mesh Lubrication Wet sump Engine Oil 15 W 50 API, SL Grade JASO MA Fuel Supply Keihin Electronic Fuel Injection Air Cleaner Paper Element Engine Start Electric/Kick

Chassis & Suspension

Type Single downtube, using engine as stressed member Front suspension Telescopic, 41mm forks, 130mm travel Rear suspension Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload, 80mm travel

Brakes and Tyres

Tyres Fr. 90/90-19, 52P MRF Zapper FM Tyres Rr. 120/80-18, 62P MRF Zapper C Brakes Front 280mm Disc, 2-Piston caliper Brakes Rear 240mm Disc, Single piston caliper


Electrical System 12 volt - DC Battery 12 volt, 14 Ah Head Lamp Projection type headlamp, H7 55 / 55 W Tail Lamp LED lamp with position light guides Turn Signal Lamp Hazard Light featured for the first time on an Indian motorcycle


Wheelbase 1350mm Ground Clearance 140 mm Length 2060mm Width 790mm ( Without Mirrors) Height 1205mm ( Without Mirrors) Seat Height 775mm Kerb Weight 195 Kgs Fuel Capacity

20 Ltrs

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Some high points:

- Redesigned Seat completely with pillion seat mounted separately which can be removed if required

- The Engine will be Matte black finished

- Bungee hooks are provided to strap up that extra luggage during those long rides.

- Digital trip meter and a projector lamp for low bean along with halogen lamp for high bean

- Rear Brake is Disc.

- The tail lamp is LED

Source: team-bhp

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Booked myself a Royal Enfield 350 tbts today after cancelling my last booking to wait for the new version.The bike is a sure shot market winner.Wished the bike was a little lenthier in proportions.

booked the bluish black(dont remember the specific colour name told by the sales ex).

the colour shows up a bliush tone when out in the sun,it can be seen in the pictures i have attached.the matt finished is the 500tbts and the glossy finished painjob is the 350 tbts,the bluish tone can be seen in the glossy finished one.

The 350 costs 1,46,000 rs on road bangalore and the 500 tbts costs 1,86,000 rs on road bangalore and expected date of delivery is in january,3-4 m0nths of waiting period!!

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