Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 is a cruiser bike available in 1 variant in india. Its price starts from ₹2,07,307 (ex-showroom). Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 generates 27.2 bhp of power and 41.3 nm of torque from its 499cc engine. Single cylinder engine of Thunderbird 500 has a 5 speed manual gearbox. With both rear and front disk brakes, Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 also has an anti-locking braking system. This 195 kg bike is available in 3 colours.
The Royal Enfield Thunderbird is the Chennai-based bike maker’s speciality cruiser motorcycle. Launched in 2005 in the 350cc avatar, it got the 500cc engine in 2013 and shares this mill with the standard 500 and the Classic 500.
The Thunderbird 500 is powered by a 499cc single cylinder mill that produces 27.2bhp and 41.3Nm of torque. The engine has been mated to a five-speed gearbox.
The bike is underpinned by a single downtube chassis which uses the engine as a stressed member. In the front, RE has fitted the Thunderbird 500 with 41mm telescopic forks and a 280mm disc brake while the rear gets five-step adjustable gas charged units and a disc brake. ABS is a Rs 14,000 option.
In terms of features, the Thunderbird 500 gets an electric start, full instrument panel with digital trip meter and a host of other sensors like side stand and low oil. The RE Thunderbird 500 is available in four colours. It is priced at Rs 1.9 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). It competes with the Jawa and UM ranges of motorcycles.
The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 is a good touring motorcycle thanks to the comfortable riding position it offers. It gets sweptback handlebars, a well cushioned seat and neutral set footpegs. However, the Thunderbird 500 could do better with a more refined engine and better braking hardware.
I own this bike for 5 years and it’s amazingly comfortable and reliable i have drive 300 kms in a day with this bike. Service cost is like any royal enfield bike. Has an extreme high speed as powered by 500 cc engine with good mileage of 32 km/ litre. Never gave problem and felt any unnecessary vibration in this bike.
3Royal bikes are lovable bikes 3 months ago by Ramabhadrarao, Rajahumundry
High maintenance of this bike , and always the petrol pump is the main issue of this bike, it doesn't have a carburetor ,the pump injects the fuel . That is the main and utmost drawback of this bike .Re sale is too less and clutch cables are cutting off , when in heavy traffic, they are not reliable.
5Strong machine on road 4 months ago by Allwyn Jerome, Nagercoil
First i thought it would be only my dream. But soon after purchasing it, no words could explain it. It is my life's best partner on road and every time when i tried to experience my skill of driving, it reacts simply superb. I strongly recommend to road trip lovers. Never miss this machine else you loose one important person in lifetime.