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Having caught strong momentum over past couple of years with some exciting new launches, the Chennai-based bike-maker Royal Enfield is back in action with their first launch of 2012, the all-new Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Twinspark that will be launched very soon. Previously shown at the 2012 Auto Expo held in New Delhi, the new Thunderbird 500 raised quite a storm amongst the biking community with its stylish and cool demeanor coupled with a never-ending list of features seen first time on a Royal Enfield motorcycle ever. Moving ahead with the times sure seems to be the mantra for Royal Enfield, which has evidently managed to keep the balance of form and function on the new Thunderbird.
Powered by the same 499cc single-cylinder 4-stroke air-cooled Twinspark engine that serves on the Classic 500, the motor makes 28PS of power at 5,250rpm and 41.3Nm of torque at 4,000rpm. Fed by an advanced Keihin electronic fuel injection system, the Thunderbird 500 raises the bar higher in the rather diminutive cruiser segment existing in India. Having carefully evaluated the feedback from its dedicated previous generation Thunderbird customer-base, some very useful and handy upgrades have been awarded to the new ‘Bird 500.
There is the beefy 41mm diameter telescopic suspension with 180mm of travel looking after the damping duties upfront while on the rear there are twin gas-charged shock absorbers with 80mm travel. The good’ol drum brake has been junked entirely and there is a large 280mm disc upfront helped by a 240mm disc working on the rear. While the underpinnings have been given a solid tweak over its predecessor, its overall bulk amounting has increased by 8kg from previous 187kg to 195kg (kerb). But care has been taken to make sure that its handling is not affected with the extra bulk and wheelbase has been reduced by 20mm from 1370mm on the previous Thunderbird 350 to 1350mm on the new Thunderbird 500 Twinspark.
To make sure that the tourers are happy and have nothing to complain, there are some very useful features added onto the new Thunderbird like a powerful projector headlamp with H7 55/55W bulb, a sizably big fuel tank capacity of 20 litres and a flashy digital display with neon blue back light. The 19 inch wheel upfront remains unchanged but the rear wheel size has been altered to 18 inches and comes shod with fatter 120-section tyre on the new Thunderbird 500. Stay tuned for the complete launch update and more pictures of the new Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Twinspark!
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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Twinspark Specifications:
Single Cylinder, Four-stroke, Twin Spark, OHV, Air-cooled engine
Recently Asked User Questions and FAQs about Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500
User Questions and Answers
Sathya_Balakrishnan asked a question on 9 April 2018
Q.Compared with Royal Enfiled 500cc Thunderbird, which is the best replacement bike in 350cc to 600cc segment ?Compared with Royal Enfiled 500cc Thunderbird, which is the best replacement bike in 350cc to 600cc segment ?
If you are not a royal Enfield lover than I suggest you to test the bajaj dominor 400 in my opinion it's a great bike and true value for your moneyIf you are not a royal Enfield lover than I suggest you to test the bajaj dominor 400 in my opinion it's a great bike and true value for your money
answered by Shantanu_Mishra_Montu on 11 April 2018
Sudhakar_Jha asked a question on 16 February 2018
Q.What is the mileage of thunderbird?What is the mileage of thunderbird?
Normal driving 32kmpl Fast driving 29kmplNormal driving 32kmpl Fast driving 29kmpl
answered by Ashwanth_Raja on 21 March 2018
Satish.phanse asked a question on 17 September 2017
Q.Any major difference in power you feel compare to thunderbird 350 cc Or additional features in 500 cc. You can say the reasons for going to 500 cc.Any major difference in power you feel compare to thunderbird 350 cc Or additional features in 500 cc. You can say the reasons for going to 500 cc.
The power and torque outputs are much better in the 500. The rider will appreciate the extra power while overtaking on highways and in the mountains.The power and torque outputs are much better in the 500. The rider will appreciate the extra power while overtaking on highways and in the mountains.
answered by Baikunth_Nath_Sinha on 21 December 2017
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