Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 customised as true blue American cruiser

11/02/2017 - 14:36 | ,   | Neelanjan Chakraborty

The Royal Enfield Thunderbird is offered as a 350 cc and a 500 cc model.

Bulleteer Customs have paid homage to Captain Nemo’s ship, the Nautilus, by modifying a Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 to resemble an American cruiser.

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Nautilus front three quarter right
The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Nautilus resembles the Harley Davidson Fat Boy and is a tribute to Captain Nemo's submarine ship.

The bike carries a 500 cc mill which does duty in the Royal Enfield Classic 500 and Thunderbird 500. It gets a 120 section tyre up front and 190 mm in the rear wrapped in custom alloys. The best part of the motorcycle though is the dual Gatling gun exhaust.

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The seat certainly looks way more comfortable than the one seen in the Harley Davidson Fat Boy, which the Nautilus resembles. The 499 cc air cooled, twin spark mill in its stock form is capable of producing bhp of maximum power at 5,250 rpm and 41.3 Nm of peak torque at 4,000 rpm. The fuel injected mill is coupled to a 5-speed gearbox.

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Nautilus rear three quarter right
The highlight of the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Nautilus is the dual Gatling gun exhausts.

Shaded in a Deep Sea Blue paint scheme the Nautilus aims to be a pride of the rider on highways just as Jules Verne’s fictional ship did in the iconic book during the 19th Century.

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