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2012 ZigWheels Reader's Choice Award : Bike Nominees

by Team ZigWheels Posted on 03 Dec 201250,942 Views12 Comments

Here are the two wheelers that have been considered for the 2012 ZigWheels Reader's Choice Awards. Check out the nominees for this year and cast your vote on our contest page


Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500



Enthusiast Motorcycles 250cc – 500cc:

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500:

The Royal Enfield Thunderbird, in its second generation, is an able cruiser from the Indian bike maker's stable.


Technical Specifications


499cc, single-cylinder, Twin spark, air-cooled


27.6PS @ 5,250rpm


41.3Nm @ 4,000rpm

Acceleration: 0-60kmph


Braking: 80-0kmph

22.06m (2.39sec)

Roll-on (30-70km/h)

4th Gear – 8.72sec

5th Gear – 10.35sec

Fuel Efficiency

45kmpl (City-24kmpl / Highway-31kmpl)

Price (OTR, Mumbai)

Rs 1.82 lakh





Harley-Davidson Super Glide custom



Harley-Davidson Super Glide custom:

Having come such a long way, the original Dyna Super Glide motorcycle, now found positioned next to a corresponsive Custom model, stands for the same values as it did when originally introduced: the freedom to ride on a never ending road in the style that you’ve longed for and just discovered as being the right one for you.


Technical Specifications


1,585cc, Vee-twin engine, Air-cooled




Acceleration: 0-60kmph


Braking: 60-0kmph

17.43m (2.10sec)

Roll-on (50-90km/h)

4th Gear – 8.92sec

5th Gear – 9.57sec

Fuel Efficiency

23kmpl (City-21kmpl / Highway- 29kmpl)

Price (ex-showroom Delhi)

Rs 11.65 lakh





Harley-Davidson FXDB Street Bob



Harley-Davidson FXDB Street Bob:

Stripped down to the bare essentials and as “naked” as the law allows, the Dyna FXDB Street Bob is as pure a cruiser bike as one can get. Ever since it was introduced to the market, the bike has been the personification of an attitude-laden motorcycle that has redefined the way custom bikes are looked at.


Technical Specifications


1,585cc, Vee-twin engine, Air-cooled




124Nm @ 3,250rpm 

Acceleration: 0-60kmph


Braking: 60-0kmph

15.72m (1.64sec)

Roll on: (50-90km/h)

4th Gear  – 8.01sec

5th Gear – 9.33sec

Fuel Efficiency

24.25kmpl (City-21kmpl / Highway- 34kmpl)

Price (ex-showroom Delhi)

Rs 10.1 lakh



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