The King of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan with pillion rider Anushka Sharma is seen riding Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 in the streets of London in Yash Chopra’s latest upcoming untitled film. The film also features Katrina Kaif who was earlier seen riding a Royal Enfield 500 UCE in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. Noting much is known about Yash Chopra’s upcoming movie but sources claim it would be titled as London Ishq, but an official announcement from Yash Raj Films denied the title.
Coming to the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500, it was unveiled earlier this-year at the 2012 Auto Expo in Delhi. At the event, the company exposed it could launch Thunderbird 500 in the month of May or June. So far nothing has been official about the launch but the bike has been spotted doing a trail-run in Chennai a couple of days before.
In terms of looks and styling it is almost similar to the Thunderbird 350 but what is new is the 500cc engine which also powers the Classic 500. The engine displacement is 499cc and it generates maximum power of 27.2 Bhp at 5250 rpm with maximum torque of 41.3 Nm at 4000 rpm. The engine is mated to 5-speed gearbox.
Source – Yash Raj Films