A quick recap, please?
If you missed our first ride impression, here’s how we’d sum up the new Thunderbird. Put simply, it’s a huge leap ahead from the old one, be it in terms of dynamics or equipment levels. The equipment and features list now boast some pretty unique additions, the handling has improved by leaps and bounds, the 500cc UCE’s thumping torque is much appreciated and the folks at Royal Enfield have worked on making it more suited for its primary role – touring.
At Rs 1.83 lakh, OTR, Mumbai, the Thunderbird 500 has a lot of things going for it, but even considering the kit, it’s pricey. How? Because they can offer all the kit on the 350 minus the fuel injection for 40 grand less. It begs the question – how much are you willing to pay for 7 more fuel-injected bhp?