After a long wait, Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 has been finally launched in India at rupees 1.82 lakhs (on road Mumbai), which although isn’t cheap by any stretch of imagination, but I guess well worth the price for not only RE aficionados, but also motorcycle tourers and enthusiasts.
RE Thunderbird 500 is powered by the same 500cc fuel injected engine which already does duty on the RE Classic 500 EFi and has manage to prove its metal overtime.
What will excite long distance tourers is the fact that the new Thunderbird 500 comes with a 20 liter petrol tank, which ought to increase its range by at least 150kms over the Classic 500. This combined with disc brakes at the front and rear as well as beefier front suspension should aid in handling and ride quality for tourers and city riders alike.
More details and specifications of Thunderbird 500 would be posted soon…