Royal Enfield bikes are known world wide for their unique thumping sound and their cast iron engine. Royal Enfield is basically based in Chennai and produces number of variants which are sold in India and also exported to some countries like Australia and to some parts of Europe. Royal Enfield currently has number of variants in its line up like Classic 350, Classic 500, Thunderbird 350, and Standard 350 etc. Royal Enfield came back with an all new Twin Spark engine which has boosted its sales all across India. Royal Enfield launched upgraded version of Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500, this variant of Thunderbird 500 has got some major upgrades like an all new 500 CC engine. Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 was first unveiled in Delhi Auto Expo since then Royal Enfield fans are waiting for its launch. Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 launch was delayed by several months because of some production limitations.
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 features a 500 CC, twin spark, single cylinder, 4 – stroke air, cooled power plant which is same as Royal Enfield Classic 500 engine which produces peak power of 27.2 bhp at 5250 rpm and peak torque of 41.3 Nm at 4000 rpm. This 500 CC engine is mated with a 5 speed gear box with 1 down and 4 up pattern. Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 has got some new upgrades which are very different to previous Thunderbird 350 CC variant like digital meter in instrument panel, rear disc brake, an all new bright LED head lamp, new paint schemes and a newly designed exhaust. Front suspension of Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 is a telescopic fork and rear suspension is a twin gas charged shock absorber. Braking is done through 280 mm single disc at front and 240 mm single disc at rear. Fuel tank of Royal Enfield 500 has a 20 litre fuel tank.
It has been a good 10 months since the RE Thunderbird 500 was first shown to the world at the AutoExpo 2012 at New Delhi. Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 pictures reveal a lot about its muscular looks, Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 is avaialble in 3 paint schemes that is All Black, Matte Black and Twilight Black. Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 price is Rs. 1, 82, 571 /- on the road Mumbai, prices may vary state to state. Royal Enfield has always been first choice for long distance tourers, hope that Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 will be successful like other variants of Royal Enfield. Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 better than its predecessor.