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Old 5th January 2012, 14:19   #16
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ooops!!! I meant, its a surprising thing for me!! I never said I didn't like them!!
Oh!!! Ok, that clarifies

That black styling on the engine case (probably copied from HD) goes well & is of more practical. The absence of kicker would've been a good kick though!!!
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Too much similarity to the Thunderbird (Thunderbird is a great bike so no offense meant) and a Wannabe cruiser styling, me no likey. IMO The should have revamped the design similar to the Harley 883 Iron to give in a mean and low an well propotioned look. Good to see a rear disc brake though
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Why the hell is RE trying to be something that it is not. When they launched the CL500, i thought that they have fired their stupid guy at the design table and put someone who knows something about motorcycle design. But unfortunately the guy just was on a long leave and came back to work and messed everything up. I dig the black treatment to the engine, but rest looks really stupid. At-least try copying some designs from the internet fools. They are disrespecting us bikers by giving 27 odd PS from a 500cc mill, as if that was not enough, they had had to do this. Guys in RE should visit the thread where a guy made a HD fat-boy from scratch and take some design lessons from him. Shame on you RE, shame on you.
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I like it. I will definitely consider it for my next bike, despite the half chain-guard. But since the chain seems to be on the other side, it should be ok for saree clad, side-saddle pillion riders.

Gansan, all new Enfields have chain on the right hand side.


Thank God, they have not made a mess like CL 350 / CL 500 by giving the TBTS 350 / TBTS 500 same looks.
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I concur, I feel the front wheel and back wheel stance and style are not in sync.
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sent a mail to RE customer service , got reply with local ASM conatct details.spoke to him , they have no idea about the launch of TBTS 500. Sorry state of affairs ,wonder how sales people within the company are not aware when a new launch is happening in Autoexpo .
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Any idea if the O2 sensor is present on TBTS 500? or is it the same as C5?
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sent a mail to RE customer service , got reply with local ASM conatct details.spoke to him , they have no idea about the launch of TBTS 500. Sorry state of affairs ,wonder how sales people within the company are not aware when a new launch is happening in Autoexpo .
I doubt if people like ASM etc would know such details before hand.
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To be honest, it looks a bit like the TBTS 350 and Bajaj Avenger had an illegal love child. But I like it nevertheless!
+1. Had the exact same feel when I first saw this. Was bit confused too if it looks good or not than the current TBTS. It does look good in a different way.

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as someone who has never owned an RE before, loved it. Wish the rear grab handle was chrome though..
True. And Chrome grab handle would have been nice.

or an ALL BLACK series would have been good instead of mix of Chrome+Black+Alloy+...

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that means down south it will cross 2L on road
Enfields have gone expensive for sure.
that much?! :(
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I concur, I feel the front wheel and back wheel stance and style are not in sync.
19" front and 18" rear.
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Looks good enough to me. The front seat also looks a lot lower than what you would expect from enfield. Anyone got any clues on how much this has been lowered?
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Not a looker!! Front forks should have been kicked out more, and sigh!! that headlight looks totally out of place! I feel even the foot rests should have been set up front to give the bike a more, real world cruiser look.

Seriously looks like a half boiled cruiser!! leave it on the stove and cook it fully RE!!
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This seems to be a very good cruiser hopefully they have taken care of all the niggles that one usually associated with RE. Some how felt that there is lot of gap between the head light and the instrument console. The head light stays look a bit out of place when compare d to the rest of bike
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Some pictures of Thunderbird 500 from Auto Expo.

Royal Enfield TBTS 500 Unveiled. EDIT: Now Launched !!!-img_2817.jpg

Matt Black TB500

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Instrument Cluster

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Headlight Assembly

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Metallic Black Gas Tank

Cheers,
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Wow that sure looks like one hell of a beast waiting to be unleashed. Kudos to RE for adding the rear disk break.
Looking forward to its launch and is definetly added to my list of things to own.

Cheers RE.
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