What to expect from the new Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500

Friday 19 December 2014, 11:32 AM by

Even non-bikers go into frenzy on hearing the low rumbling of a Royal Enfield. There is something about all Enfield bikes that draws the attention of fans, customers as well as non-bikers, alike. Whenever, there is a Royal Enfield zooming past a road, the world turns its head to take notice. Such is the charm of a Royal Enfield. Most Indian manufacturers have not yet graduated to make 500 cc engines for their bikes Royal Enfield has been making the same right from its inception in the Indian market. Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 brings along the following features with it that make it a standout performer.

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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500

The bike is powered by a 499 cc, single cylinder, four-stroke, twinspark, air-cooled engine, which makes it a pretty fast, powerful and agile roadster bike. The mill generates a monstrous 27.2 bhp at the rate of 5250 rpm with a net torque output of 41.3 Nm at the rate of 4000 rpm. Transmission duties are done by a five speed constant mesh gearbox along with a wet, multi-plate clutch. The fuel tank capacity of the bike is approximately 20 litres, which essentially means you do not need to bother about running dry before you hit the highway. The bike has been provided with split seats and a removable rear seat, if you are someone who likes to ride the monster alone. The instrument cluster has been updated to give a smart appearance with a digital LCD display and two independent meters. The top speed of this monster of a bike is estimated to be at 130 miles per hour.

Royal Enfield has done it all to make this bike a superb one. A lot lies on the shoulders of the upcoming bike to take the flag of this bike manufacturer higher. With smart shades of black and a unique styling and 3D motifs, the appearance also reflects an incredible machismo. It is expected that the bike will get the usual response as is expected of a Royal Enfield, if not more.

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