Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 CC Cruiser Motorcycle At Auto Expo 2012

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Royal Enfield has always concentrated on good products and at the recent 2012 Auto Expo they brought another motorcycle which was very special in itself. The Royal Enfield Thunderbird series gets a new member in the form of Thunderbird 500 at the Auto Expo and the black colour used for the paint job was as impressive as the concept of this bike.

For black lovers the company unveiled the motorcycle in three unique colours namely: Artic Midnight Black, Pirate Black and Matt Black. Along with the new colours the bike gets all a number of new features as well but importantly, while retaining the classic features. So now when you go ahead for a Thunderbird 500 you will not only experience something new but at the same time the real essence of Royal Enfield will still be there.

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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Price In India

The company had only unveiled the motorcycle at the 2012 Auto Expo and the official launch is yet to take place. We expect the bike to be priced close to Rs. 1.5 Lakhs ex-showroom Delhi. If you are keen to know the official price of the bike you will have to wait until the company announces it officially.

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image – Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Technical Specifications

  • Type :  Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Twinspark
  • Displacement : 499cc
  • Bore x stroke : 84mm x 90mm
  • Compression Ratio : 8.5:1
  • Maximum Power : 27.2 bhp @ 5250 rpm
  • Maximum Torque : 41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
  • Ignition System : Digital Electronic Ignition
  • Clutch : Wet, multi-plate
  • Gearbox : 5 Speed Constant Mesh
  • Lubrication : Wet sump
  • Engine Oil : 15 W 50 API, SL Grade JASO MA
  • Fuel Supply : Keihin Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Air Cleaner : Paper Element
  • Engine Start : Electric/Kick

Chassis & Suspension

  • Type : Single downtube, using engine as stressed member
  • Front suspension : Telescopic, 41mm forks, 130mm travel
  • Rear suspension : Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload, 80mm travel

Brakes And Tyres

  • Tyres Fr.: 90/90 – 19
  • Tyres Rr. : 120/80 – 18
  • Brakes Front : 280mm Disc, 2-Piston caliper
  • Brakes Rear : 240mm Disc, Single piston caliper

Dimensions

  • Wheelbase : 1350mm
  • Length : 2060mm
  • Width : 895mm
  • Height : 1300mm
  • Kerb Weight : 195 Kg
  • Fuel Capacity : 20 Ltr

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image – Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Exclusive Pictures From 2012 Auto Expo

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