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Author Topic: UCE 500 Thunderbird  (Read 2244 times)

Oddjon

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Re: UCE 500 Thunderbird
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2012, 06:15:31 PM »
Nice looking bike. 

Engine cases are painted (not chrome), cassette is gone.

Will it be available in the US?
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McDude

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Re: UCE 500 Thunderbird
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2012, 06:23:02 PM »
Good looking bike. I still like the c5 better tho. I can't wait to see the cafe come out.

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Re: UCE 500 Thunderbird
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2012, 06:27:43 PM »
Looks too American for me.

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Re: UCE 500 Thunderbird
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2012, 07:19:42 PM »
IMO the Thunderbirds have always been designed to give the Indian buyers a Harley look at a RE price.
With Harley setting up shop in India it doesn't surprise me that Royal Enfield would make the 500cc engine available in place of the 350cc engine they have been putting into their Thunderbirds in the past.

Except for the new production front fork, the new headlight, fuel tank and the disk brake it looks to me like the bike is just using the same T'bird accessories the old one used. 
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hortoncode3

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Re: UCE 500 Thunderbird
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2012, 07:42:53 PM »
I agree. And Oooooh..27 hp? So now we can do 85.8 mph? Lol. I seriously doubt Harley is shaking in it's shoes.. actually it looks more Japanese..not a bad thing but do we really need more of that look?

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Re: UCE 500 Thunderbird
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2012, 07:48:28 PM »
I like the blacked out engine!

TWinOKC

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Re: UCE 500 Thunderbird
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2012, 09:05:53 PM »
I agree. And Oooooh..27 hp? So now we can do 85.8 mph? Lol. I seriously doubt Harley is shaking in it's shoes.. actually it looks more Japanese..not a bad thing but do we really need more of that look?

+1

So there will be a B5, C5, C5 Special, G5, C5 military, now a Thunderbird. 
All UCE 500 cc singles.  Wheew, something for everybody.   ;)
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Re: UCE 500 Thunderbird
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2012, 09:09:19 PM »
+1 on the blacked out engine.
i like the nacel on the c5 better.
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Re: UCE 500 Thunderbird
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2012, 09:11:27 PM »
TW, works for Harley they have 20 different models with the same engine.

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Re: UCE 500 Thunderbird
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2012, 09:41:10 PM »
If I wanted a sportster, I would have bought a sportster.
I hope the staff here realize it would be a dog in this (U.S.) market.

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Re: UCE 500 Thunderbird
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2012, 09:54:41 PM »
I didn't see anything that said the 500cc Thunderbird would be sold in the U.S.A.

That would probably be up to Kevin and I seriously doubt that he would want to import a cruiser to compete with all of the other cruisers that are fighting for a bit of the pie here in the US.

I know I would not have any interest in buying one.
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Re: UCE 500 Thunderbird
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2012, 10:09:00 PM »
Me neither. Bring on the Cafe bike.
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Oddjon

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Re: UCE 500 Thunderbird
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2012, 12:02:05 AM »
Latest i've read on cafe is mid to 3rd quarter 2013.
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Re: UCE 500 Thunderbird
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2012, 03:28:00 AM »
Thunderbird 500 is being launched on Oct 11th
http://www.royalenfield.com/thunderbird/
It will be a good touring option in India as it will less than 1/3rd entry level Harley price and it has features like rear disk brake, projector head lamp, slightly forward control and larger 19l tank.
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