2012 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 from India


The roads beckon...


Broken clutch cable at 3000 KM.

Faulty ignition at 3800 KM.

Faulty oil seal at 11900 KM.

General Comments:

Amazing comfortable tourer. Temperamental, and needs TLC to be in top form, but if in top condition, look out for this bike on the highway. An excellent highway performer whose performance is not compromised on city streets.

Weekends are happily spent in polishing and shining the chrome and planning getaways. Nice comfortable seats, which makes touring a breeze. Heavy bike, which makes it stable in touring, but will act as a major pain if it gets stalled on the highway.

The most fun I've had with clothes on, and brings that smile on every time I start it... :)

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th June, 2014