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J.Ravi

My RE TB 500 Motorcycle Diaries

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by , 05-10-2013 at 07:26 PM (3371 Views)
Quote Originally Posted by J.Ravi View Post
Now it's time to browse through the technical specifications of my TB500.

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I like the following:

  • Excellent power and torque: beneficial to both the highway and city riding
  • Superb handling and riding quality
  • Sharp brakes
  • Powerful projector lamp headlamp
  • Two-pod back-lit instrument cluster with digital displays
  • Front foot-rest pegs have moveable springing joints, which will absorb the shock in case of a hit
  • Rider-friendly handlebar position and foot-rest pegs: useful for long rides
  • Excellent fit and finish compared to the other models of Royal Enfield
  • Excellent company-owned ASS at Chennai with customer-friendly facilities
  • The last, but not the least, rider's seat provides maximum comfort to the rider


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I dislike the following:

  • Digital display does not provide fuel efficiency in kmpl
  • Quirky fuel gauge: the bars change abruptly several times
  • Absence of 12 V charger for this premium highway cruiser
  • Rear tail lamp & indicator cluster and registration number plate alignment points upwards by several degrees to the horizontal
  • After buying this premium bike, Royal Enfield Brand Store did not provide key chains ['You have to buy this as accessory, Sir!'] and provided all the documents in a paper envelope that gave away the very next day!
  • The last, but not the least, non-transparent delivery process. I was told 4 months, but got the bike after 5 months with the increased price. The stores manager told me that I would get my bike only on 18 or 19 April 2013. But, his staff called me on 15 April 2013 and delivered on the same day! Seems a lot of communication gap between the manager and his staff.

My FIAT Linea drove from Kanniyakumari to Khardung La. I hope, my Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 will also follow suit.

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