Engine Type. The bike was renamed Thunderbird Twinspark owing to the twin sparkplugs in the UCE. So with the X, an urban make-over of the machine, we chose to play up this very quality - its distinctiveness. Later generation models would consist of the UCE engines as per BS3,BS4,BS6 Emission norms. The AVL engines when compared to the Cast Iron would share the same pre unit engine of 4 & 5 speed, but different head blocks of Aluminium or Cast Iron respectively. Initially manufactured models have 'MIKUNI UCAL' in 3D on the carburettors, while the later generation models were fitted with 'UCAL' carburettors from the company. 2nd Generation AVL 5-speed engine Royal Enfield Thunderbird's were produced from 2005 to 2009. Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 Engine Specifications and Transmission. Mileage (ARAI) 30 kmpl. The Royal Enfield Thunderbird is a cruiser style motorcycle produced by Royal Enfield Motors in India. AVL stands for Anstalt für Verbrennungskraftmaschinen List (German for "Institute for Combustion Engines"), an Austrian-based automotive consulting firm as well as an independent research institute. Both Cast Iron and AVL Engines would come with a manual decompress lever, as seen on the Royal Enfield AVL Thunderbird & Machismo. on the later generation UCE Thunderbird models would be replaced with a larger 20 litre tank. Lighter gauge chassis to reduce weight were incorporated inorder to improve performance. The Royal Enfield Electra, Machismo and Thunderbird all would later share the same 5-speed AVL engine 2002 onward till 2009. The result is probably the kind of Thunderbird you’d want to have ended up with at the end of your custom modification. [3], "Royal Enfield launches next-generation Thunderbird cruiser motorcycles", "Royal Enfield's success boosts Eicher Motors fortunes", "Royal Enfield Thunderbird X launched, starting at Rs 1.57 lakh", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Royal_Enfield_Thunderbird&oldid=985238645, All Wikipedia articles written in Indian English, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Digital dual spark ignition, Transistor Controlled Ignition(TCI) system, This page was last edited on 24 October 2020, at 19:53. The chassis were strong-thick-heavy-gauge used from the old cast iron Enfield's like the 350's/500's Royal Enfield Lightning, Deluxe, Standard Bullet, Machismo etc. The predecessor of the Royal Enfield Thunderbird was the Royal Enfield Lightning 535cc cast iron 4-speed albion gearbox (right side gear shifter) engine, produced from years 2000-2002. In 2009, the AVL semi-unit engine was replaced with the new 346 cc unit construction engine (UCE). There is enough torque for this bulky motorcycle which develops 28 Nm at 4000 RPM. of Cylinders. The Royal Enfield Thunderbird is known as Royal Enfield Rumbler in export markets. We’ve all been taken by the Royal Enfield Thunderbird’s innate individuality. The first generation UCE Thunderbird would share the same 14.3 litre fuel tank and mudguards as the AVL Thunderbird along with 19 inch front and rear wheels. Purposed for our cities, towns and beyond. The Royal Enfield Thunderbird is a cruiser style motorcycle produced by Royal Enfield Motors in India. Single cylinder, 4 stroke, Spark ignition, Air cooled. 499 cc. This led to a downgrade in terms of quality strength for the UCE Thunderbird as compared to the AVL Thunderbird, however, an upgrade in terms of performance for the UCE Thunderbird due to lighter weight leading to comparatively faster pickup. The 4-speed AVL aluminum engines with right side gear shifter were produced from 2000-2002 (approx less than 2 years), where as, the 5-speed AVL aluminum engines with left side gear shifter were produced from 2002-2009 (approx less than 7 years). These consisted of CDI only as part of its electricals. 1. [1][2] It features front and rear disc brakes, a 20 L (4.4 imp gal; 5.3 US gal) teardrop shaped fuel tank, a split seat, digital speedometer console and fuel gauge, projector headlamps, LED tail lights and various cosmetic improvements over the 350 cc. The AVL engine had a higher compression and shorter stroke when compared to the Cast Iron Engine. Incorporating TCI in its electricals would help achieve a more consistent current from the battery to the spark plug. Royal Enfield engine was first introduced in the year 2000 with a 4-speed gearbox (Albion Motors, Engine gearbox) with the gear shifter on the right side like the old cast-iron head-block Enfield engines on the iconic Royal Enfield Machismo with an AVL Aluminium Head block. Displacement. 1st Generation AVL 5-speed engine Royal Enfield Thunderbird's were produced from 2002 to 2005. In 2018, another model was released named Thunderbird X in 350 and 500 cc with included ABS(Anti-Lock Braking System) . Power is generated by a 346cc, air-cooled, single cylinder engine yielding 19.80bhp at 5,250 RPM. The thunderbird was first introduced in the year 2002 with a 350 cc AVL lean burn aluminium engine and a five-speed gearbox with the gear shifter on the left side. The final drive chain is moved to the right side and it is the most obvious change from the old model apart from the new engine. This air cooled unit is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. It has recently been updated with the option of ABS for a very small premium over the standard model. Thunderbird 500 gets fuel injection system while Thunderbird 350 operates on carburetor.Later, in 2020 Thunderbird 500 cc is now discontinued. The AVL The Royal Enfield Thunderbird is known as Royal Enfield Rumbler in export markets. A model of the Royal Enfield Thunderbird with the UCE engine called the Royal Enfield Thunderbird X would have changes to the rider triangle position. Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Specifications. This makes the Royal Enfield AVL engines rare and quite the collectors item. These consisted of CDI+TCI as part of its electricals. In October 2012, Royal Enfield launched the new 350 cc and 500 cc variants of the Thunderbird with a facelift. The fuel tank, mudguards along with seat, Meter-set, Handlebars, Pillion backrest, Headlight, signal lights, Foot pegs etc. The Thunderbird 350 uses a single cylinder, 4 stroke, Twinspark engine 19.8 bhp of power at 5,250rpm and 28Nm of torque at 4,000rpm. The later models would also have an 18 inch rear wheel as compared to, the 19 inch rear wheel on the old Thunderbird. The bikes were reliable and would start without the need of a battery, in company stock condition, making it more reliable than the Cast-Iron or the UCE Royal Enfield that needs a battery to start. It is also the first Royal Enfield to be fitted with a constant vacuum MIKUNI-UCAL Carburettor in stock condition from the company. No. Due to TCI the bikes would require a Battery to start in company stock condition.

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