Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500: Cruise Missile

There’s something about Enfields that gets even non-bikers excited. With bike makers in India taking their own sweet time to develop their own 500cc engine, Enfield has been making hay – churning out 500cc engines for over half a century now. So, unlike all those similar looking 100cc commuters that easily get lost in the crowd, the Enfield has a distinct identity.

This year, Royal Enfield is spreading its 500 goodness to its latest Thunderbird as well. Enfield is taking the eccentric approach, announcing it will only sell the Thunderbird 500 in three shades of black – seriously: a regular black, a matt black and a bluish-tinged black.