Royal Enfield is one of the oldest motorcycle brands which is still producing motorcycles. Royal Enfield is producing motorcycles for almost a decade. This iconic brand is famous for the thump sound of bikes. In year 2010 Royal Enfield introduced all new twin spark, fuel injected engines, these new engines with some worthy upgrade in bikes boosted its sales manifolds. Royal Enfield bikes are manufactured in Chennai, it has different models in its line up like Bullet Standard 350 CC, Classic 350 CC, Classic 500 CC, Thunderbird 350 CC and recently launched Thunderbird 500 CC. Royal Enfield is currently sold in India and 40 other nations United States, UK, France, Germany, Australia etc. Royal Enfield has now planned to explore new markets and expand its customer base. Royal Enfield currently manufactures 70000 bikes per year and will expand its production by setting a new 50 acre plant, which will produce 750 cc twin cylinder bikes.
Royal Enfield recently launched Thunderbird 500 which is the upgraded version of Thunderbird 350 CC. Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 features a 499 CC, twin spark, single cylinder, 4 – stroke, fuel injected, air cooled engine which produces peak power of 27.2 bhp at 5250 rpm and delivers peak torque of 41.3 Nm at 4000 rpm and it is mated with 5 – speed manual gear box with 1 down and 4 up pattern. Ride quality of Thunderbird 500 is excellent and smooth, with lesser vibrations. It can easily ride above 100 kph for long time without overheating. Braking department is handled by 280 mm front disc and 240 mm rear disc. Royal Enfeild Thunderbird 500 has got some new upgrades like new LED head light, a new re - designed exhaust pipe, new handle bar, Instrument cluster and comfortable split seats. Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 is aimed at long distance touring enthusiasts and biggest advantage for touring enthusiasts will be a 20 liter fuel tank.
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 has powerful engine. Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 pictures reveal about its muscular looks, it is available in 3 shades that are Matte black metallic, Arctic winter black and midnight black. Instrument cluster of this bike includes a digital read out for odometer and has analog speedometer and fuel gauge. Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 price is 1.82 lakhs on the road ex – Mumbai, prices may vary according to states. Thunderbird 500 is most expensive motorcycle in Royal Enfield line up but at this price it will be a good vehicle if you love to ride on long distances.