Royal Enfield bikes solitary launch for the 2012 model has been delayed as the factory struggles to meet demand for the classic range. The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 features a range of advancements to make it an ideal bike for all. The two wheeler was scheduled to be launched in the middle of 2012. But for some reasons it is delayed to be launched later which will be unveiled by the company. The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 is undoubtedly the most stylish and performance oriented bike in the category. The bike is quite attractive in both retro as well as modern concepts in styling and technology.
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 has the eye catching effect which is due to the black engine which is one of the styling elements. The seat of the bike has been completely redesigned to match with the new footpegs position. The handle bar also is been redesigned for the better reach and the ergonomics. The seat has the protection and safety by the lock mechanism to open the seat, accessible through the side panel. Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 is equipped with a 499cc 4 stroke, single cylinder which could delivers a power of 27.2bhp through an electronic fuel injection system and generates a peak torque of around 41.3Nm. The bike is enriched with the classic’s 500cc UCE engine with EFI. Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 has the powerful engine which has 5 speed gearbox and uses maintenance free hydraulic tapplets.
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 pictures reveal that it includes digital twin pod LCD console for smoother ride in the night and dim light situations. The saddle height of the bike has been reduced to increase the stability and comfort during the long journeys. The front wheel of the bike is 19 inches spoke rim which has the grip of 41mm forks to hold them at their place itself. The headlight of the bike has a projection type headlamp of 55/55 W H7 bulb for a safer ride. The rear wheel of the bike is enriched with 240mm disc brake. Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 could attain a top speed of around 130km/h on the road. The dimensions of the bike are also perfect and attractive. The overall length of the bike is 2120.00mm, width is 750.00mm and the height is around 1080.00mm. Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 is available in the market in various color hues which includes black like midnight, matte and arctic winter black. Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 price is expected to be tagged between Rs.1, 40, 000 to Rs.1, 90, 000 in India. Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 has a reputation of a comfortable touring bike and is often the first among the bike lovers. Let us see what will be the response of the all new revamped version of Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500. Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 might not be launched before mid-2013