Speaking of motorbikes, Royal Enfield pretty much wins it all. Motorbikes with highly powerful engines and still priced reasonable comparing to some other bikes in similar configuration range – that’s not very common in the Indian market. If you are planning to buy a Grand Tourismo(or cruiser) motorbike pretty soon, then Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 could be the model you could look into. It’s launched in four different colors schemes in the Indian market – lightning, marine, stone and flicker. If you are into riding pleasure and styling, then the Thunderbird 500 would probably meet all your needs under 2 lac Indian rupees
The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 sells in India for Rs. 187,396 in Mumbai ex-showroom. This pricing is for the standard version of Thunderbird 500 from Royal Enfield.
The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 is a cruiser motorbike, and it has been developed for the people who loves roaming around a lot, through the highways especially. The engine displacement and seating position allows for prolonged riding at minimal stress on the body. The target consumer market for the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 are the people in their early 20s or young executives, however it takes a motorbike enthusiast to ride a Royal Enfield. People who needs daily commuters may not prefer a Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500, especially due to the fuel consumption and bigger turning radius. Sharp turns in a jam packed road will not be very easy on this, but staying stable and balanced even at 120 km/h is what these motorbikes pull off the best.
The engine inside the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 is a 500 CC single cylinder unit based on Twinspark air cooled coolant technology. It offers maximum 27.58 PS power, and 41.3 Nm maximum torque. The engine bore is 84 mm which is almost similar to the traditional sedan cars, and with a 90 mm stroke the engine pull will not even feel like a motorbike, but a full-fledged car. Despite having a bigger engine, the Thunderbird 500 is rated with a 32 kmpl fuel efficiency rating by the manufacturer.
With all necessary electronic gizmos and performance tuning available on-board, the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 won’t disappoint any motorbike rider.
|Maximum Torque||41.3 Nm|
|Maximum Power||27.58 PS|
|Fuel Delivery System||Keihin Electronic Fuel Injection|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||20 Litres|
|Number of Gears||5|
|Rear Brake||240mm Disc Single Piston Caliper|
|Front Brake||280mm disc 2-piston caliper|
|Front Suspension||41mm forks, Telescopic|
|Rear Suspension||80mm stroke, adjustable in 5 steps|
|Front Wheel||19 inch|
|Rear Wheel||19 inch|
|Transmission Type||Multi-plate clutch|
|Low Battery Indicator||No|
|Low Oil Indicator||No|
|Low Fuel Indicator||Yes|
|No of Trip Meters||2|
|Head Light||12 V 55/55W|
|Pillion Foot Rest||Yes|
|Antilock Braking System||Yes|