Upcoming Thunderbird 500 spied

    Royal Enfield’s Thunderbird 500 spotted in road-ready form.

    Published On Aug 08, 2012 08:46:00 PM


    Autocar India reader Samir Khan has captured these detailed spy photographs of Royal Enfield’s upcoming Thunderbird 500 cruiser, revealing the eagerly anticipated motorcycle is almost ready to enter showrooms. The T’bird 500 targets touring enthusiasts, and uses a contemporary round headlight and telescopic fork front suspension. The latest Royal Enfield shall offer a handlebar lock system integrated within the ignition key slot, and upgrades from analogue instruments to an analogue cum digital cluster. The Thunderbird 500 will provide a hazard warning facility, and well proportioned fuel tank. The riding saddle has been redesigned, as has the motorcycle grab handle, with a removable pillion seat allowing for carrying luggage.

    The Thunderbird 500 will be powered by Royal Enfield’s button-started, 500cc UCE engine making close to 27bhp, with distinctive ‘black’ styling.

    The new T’bird also gets a rear disc brake and rectangle section swingarm, with twin shock absorbers deployed at rear. Expect the Thunderbird 500 to debut across India around September 2012. 

    Copyright (c) Autocar India. All rights reserved.



    No comments yet. Be the first to comment.

    Ask Autocar Anything about Car and Bike Buying and Maintenance Advices
    Need an expert opinion on your car and bike related queries?
    Ask Now

    Search By Bike Price

    Poll of the month

    What do you think of Lewis Hamilton’s move to Ferrari?

    He’ll win his 8th F1 title with Ferrari



    He should have stayed with Mercedes



    No difference; Verstappen will still win the title



    Total Votes : 1038
    Sign up for our newsletter

    Get all the latest updates from the automobile universe