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Rajputana Customs’ Royal Enfield Thunderbird Cafe Racer

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The Thunderbird from Royal Enfield is now the model with the most features available. The motorcycle is the only one with a backrest and a strong projector headlamp with an LED daytime running light on the same side.

For the best riding experience ever, Royal Enfield uses a thicker suspension and a 20 litre fuel tank that is suitable for touring. This standard RE Thunderbird 500 defies these conventions and takes first position among India’s impressively customised cafe racers.

Rajputana Customs' Royal Enfield Thunderbird Cafe Racer

Rajputana Customs, situated in Jaipur, worked on this remarkable machine and virtually eliminated all non-usable parts from the body. The redesigned frame’s dual shocks were swapped out for a monoshock, and the cafe racer’s thin fuel tank is painted in grey.

These lightweight components replaced the heavy front and rear fenders, and the Thunderbird 500’s USD suspension improves handling even more. Even the front halogen headlight is flat for a more vintage appearance.

Rajputana Customs' Royal Enfield Thunderbird Cafe Racer

Hard acceleration is undoubtedly supported by weight loss, and is further enhanced by a free-flowing exhaust pipe. Rajputana Customs used the OEM wheels, and the front tyre is an MRF Nilogrip. For the rubber work, the rear sports an extra wide Ralson unit.

The motorcycle also has a spherical LED taillight that is mounted exactly next to the monoshock suspension and is located lower down. A 499cc single cylinder engine powers the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500. The same engine can produce 41.3 Nm at 4000 rpm and 27.2 BHP at 5250 rpm. It is connected to a 5-speed transmission.

The informative instrument console from the Thunderbird 500 was taken out and replaced with a little odometer that better fits the motorcycle’s character. To give this Thunderbird 500 the ideal cafe racer feel, clip-on handlebars were installed.

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Rajputana Customs' Royal Enfield Thunderbird Cafe Racer

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