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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 to be launched in India today

Last Updated: Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 10:32

Zeebiz Bureau

New Delhi: Motorcycle maker Royal Enfield which unveiled its 500 cc bike Thunderbird 500 during the Delhi Auto Expo this year will hit the Indian roads on Thursday.

The Thunderbird 500 is expected to be the priciest motorcycle in the Royal Enfield range.

Royal Enfield is the two-wheeler division of the BSE-listed Eicher Motors. The bike will be launched at an event in Mumbai.

Thunderbird 500 will feature a twin spark, single cylinder engine. The bike’s engine will be mated to five speed manual gearbox.

Key Features

Twin spark single cylinder engine displacing 499cc

Engine is air cooled

Offers 27.2 bhp power and 41.3Nm

Mated to a five speed manual gearbox

Will have designed mirrors, an LED tail lamp

Redesigned front end with 41mm thick forks, instrument panel with two digit trip meters and the inclusion of hazard lamps in the switch gear

First Published: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 09:06
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