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Old 5th January 2012, 12:12   #1
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Default Royal Enfield TBTS 500 Unveiled. EDIT: Now Launched !!!

Starting a new thread as I feel this is a significant launch deserving its own thread.
Royal Enfield unveiled the TBTS 500 today, with refreshed styling.

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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!

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.....I feel this is a significant launch deserving its own thread.
Royal Enfield unveiled the TBTS 500 today, with refreshed styling.
Absolutely!!!


Not just the styling part, some of the features!!! I never expected them form RE:
1. Rear diskbreak
2. Split seat
3. LED tail lamp
4. 55w head light
5. 20 LITERS FUEL TANK
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1. Rear diskbreak
2. Split seat
3. LED tail lamp
4. 55w head light
5. 20 LITERS FUEL TANK
RE Purists may baulk at this , but I , as someone who has never owned an RE before, loved it. Wish the rear grab handle was chrome though..
It would be in the region of 1.5+L ex-showroom surely.
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Royal Enfield unveiled the TBTS 500 today, with refreshed styling.
Looks like they have copied my modified Thunderbird
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Wow !! today is my day , just today morning had commented in Mobike's ownership thread about TBTS 500 and Voila it's unveiled today .. I am lining up for this bike for sure . my guess on price - Rs.1.6-1.7 ex showroom @ hyd.
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For more specific details one may visit this link Welcome to Royal Enfield Motorcycles | Motorcycle India
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Its about time the Thunderbird got some more thunder under her wings . 500cc motor was long overdue for this one IMHO. Good move RE.
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Great Move. I am seriously contemplating this one now. But how are they going to manage the production. already there is a huge waiting period.

Having owned a classic 500, I would surely love to ride the 500cc EFI again

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This is not a Bull.
Wish this image was only a photoshop work.
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Finally! Looks real meaty. A worthy big brother to the TBTS 350.
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A very exciting offering from RE. On Googling found the Spec sheet.

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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.
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195 kgs-ewww-thats heavy.
Since classic is already 1.5L ex-showroom,this one is should be 1.7 to 1.8 ex shwroom,that means down south it will cross 2L on road
Enfields have gone expensive for sure.
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Not just the styling part, some of the features!!! I never expected them form RE:
4. 55w head light
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hence the new headlight with a 55w projector lamp for its low beam and a 55W halogen bulb for the high beam addresses that issue. The lighting is at its brightest with the high beam on, working in combination with the projector lamp giving ample spread and penetration on the road.
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Not just the styling part, some of the features!!! I never expected them form RE:
5. 20 LITERS FUEL TANK
You don't like 20 Litres tank??? Err...don't know what to say
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You don't like 20 Litres tank??? Err...don't know what to say
ooops!!! I meant, its a surprising thing for me!! I never said I didn't like them!!
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