Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 is a premium cruiser motorcycle and probably most desirable cruiser machines across the globe. The bike has undergone some changes like projector headlight, digital instrument console, robust paint finish and LED tail lamp unit, making it ever so macho. With a more powerful engine and deadly looks, Thunderbird is a biker’s dream. This dream can be fulfilled with the help of bike hiring services available in many cities that offer two-wheelers on rent. One can easily hire a Thunderbird and live the dream.
Thunderbird is a mix of a highway bike, a chopper and a cruiser and this goes for all its variants. The same chassis with a differently powered engine and a few changes in external features, this bike has been especially designed for highway cruising. projector headlight, analog speedometer, tachometer and digital clock make the Thunderbird drastically different from other RE models. Wheelstreet Bike rentals make Thunderbird available to those who wish to pick up a bike on rent.
Thunderbird, is called Thunderbird for a reason. Had the bike been given wings, it would have soared through the sky as smoothly and efficiently as it glides on the roads. The appearance is still the same as that of the earlier models yet new projector headlight, taillight with five lines of LED, and a removable pillion seat, make the Thunderbird a masterpiece. The seats along with the backrest, blend in beautifully with the bike’s new looks. Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 comes in 4 different colours namely Flicker, Lightning, Stone, Asphalt.
With a 499 cc, 4 stroke, twin spark, air cooled, single cylinder engine the generates maximum power measured is 27.2 BHP at 5250 RPM and highest torque of 4.17 kgm at 4000 RPM, Thunderbird is a fierce bike. Lots of power can be felt in the gears, thus making it one of the swiftest bike in a city or on a highway. The most comfortable speed of Thunderbird 500 is 100-115 kmph, a speed most bikes don’t even dare to reach. With a great pick-up, the bike can reach the speed of 100 kmph in just 12.5 seconds. The bike provides the mileage of 26 kmpl, a great fuel efficiency for such a powerful and heavy bike.
The most comfortable speed of Thunderbird 500 is 100-115 kmph, a speed most bikes don’t even dare to reach. With a great pick-up, the bike can reach the speed of 100 kmph in just 12.5 seconds. The bike provides the mileage of 26 kmpl, a great fuel efficiency for such a powerful and heavy bike.
Thunderbird 500 as been equipped with upfront 280 mm disc brakes with twin pot calipers and 240 mm single pot calipers disc at the rear but the bike takes a little time to slow down once it has been taken up to 100 kmph or above. The telescopic front forks, twin gas-charged shocks at the rear make a great combination. Handling of Thunderbird 500 is smooth as silk. Even the steepest of turns can be handled very nimbly by the bike.
All the new features make it a superbly safe bike to ride both in the cities and the highways. Braking is where the bike minutely falls short of expectations but other factors make up for it. The large headlamp and 5 line of LED in the tail lights improve night visibility.