Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X

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Key specs
  • Displacement499 cc
  • Max Power(bhp)27.2 bhp
  • Kerb Weight197 kg

Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 2,14,241

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X is now discontinued in India.

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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X Summary

Thunderbird 500X key highlights
Displacement 499 cc
Kerb Weight 197 kg
  • Getaway Orange
  • Drifter Blue
Max Power 27.2 bhp

About Thunderbird 500X

Royal Enfield saw a need in the market for an urban cruiser, and this is the result: the Thunderbird 500X. It gets a driveline similar to the regular Thunderbird 500, but there are a few changes. One, it is available in bright, single-tone colours in the same vein as the Classic Redditch series. The 500X is available in light blue or bright orange. The handlebar is a flatter, wider one, which helps with manoeuverability in the city. It gets all-black treatment, which extends to the alloy wheels. This is the first time a Royal Enfield has been shipped with alloy wheels and tubeless tyres from the factory. It gets the same 499cc fuel-injected single-cylinder air-cooled engine from the Thunderbird 500. It generates 27.2bhp and 41Nm and transmits it via a five-speed gearbox. The wheels are a 19-inch front and an 18-inch rear. There are disc brakes at both ends, with a 280mm front disc and a 240mm rear one. ABS is a Rs 14,000 option. The seat of the Thunderbird 500X has been changed – it is a more modern-looking one. The rider’s seat is wider, and the pillion seat is smaller. The pillion backrest has also been left out.

The pricing of the Tbird 500X makes it the most expensive single-cylinder Royal Enfield on sale today. The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X competes with the likes of the Bajaj Dominar 400 ABS and UM Renegade Sports S directly. Bikes like the KTM 250 Duke and TVS Apache RR310 are priced similarly, although their target audience is a very different one.
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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Great motorcycle for city commuting
    • 500cc engine offers plenty of torque
    • Gets cool-looking colours
  • Could be Better

    • Quality of parts isn't upto the mark
    • Engine has vibrations
    • Costs a bit too much

BikeWale's Take

The Thunderbird 500X is a retro urban version of Thunderbird touring bikes. The 500cc engine offers great torque that results into fantastic rideability. The comfort level is pretty good. But Royal Enfield should work on improving the quality of the parts.

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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X Price

Thunderbird 500X Standard 1,98,798 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels
Thunderbird 500X ABS 2,14,241 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X mileage

As reported by Thunderbird 500X owners, the real mileage of Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X is 31 kmpl.

Thunderbird 500X mileage details

Thunderbird 500X Specifications & Features


  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 27.2 bhp @ 5,250 rpm

    Max Torque 41.3 Nm @ 4,000 rpm

    Cooling System Air Cooled

    Transmission 5 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard BS-IV

    Displacement 499 cc

    Cylinders 1

    Bore 84 mm

    Stroke 90 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 2

    Compression Ratio 8.5 : 1

    Ignition Digital

    Spark Plugs 2 Per Cylinder

    Clutch Wet multiplate

    Fuel Delivery System Electronic Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 20 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity 3.5 litres

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge 620 Km

    Mileage - ARAI --

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 31 kmpl

    Top Speed --

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 280 mm

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Front Tyre Size 90 / 90 - 19" - 52 P TL

    Rear Tyre Size 120 / 80 - 18" - 62 P TL

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Rear Brake Size 240 mm

    Calliper Type Front-Dual Piston, Rear-Single Piston

    Front Wheel Size 19 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 18 inch

    Radial Tyres No

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Suspension 41mm forks, 130mm travel

    Rear Suspension win gas charged shock absorbers

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 197 kg

    Overall Length 2,040 mm

    Overall Width 830 mm

    Wheelbase 1,350 mm

    Ground Clearance 135 mm

    Seat Height --

    Overall Height 1,140 mm

    Chassis Type Single down tube

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Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) --

Mobile App Connectivity --

Low Battery IndicatorYes

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

GPS & Navigation --

Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated Dual Channel ABS

USB charging port --

Front storage box --

Under seat storage --

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) --

Speedometer Analogue

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Analogue

Stand Alarm Yes

Stepped Seat Yes

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Pillion SeatYes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightNo



Electric System12 volt - DC

Battery12V 14Ah

Headlight TypeProjection Type Headlamp

Headlight Bulb TypeH7 55 / 55 W

Brake/Tail LightLED lamp with position light guides

Turn SignalHazard Light featured for the first time on an Ind

Pass LightYes

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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X User Reviews

4.8 (103 ratings) 27 reviews
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  •  4Multi purpose bike 2 months ago by Venkatanaathan

    It is as smooth as car. Not so stylish but very good looking bike. It performs upto your expectations. Maintenance and servicing cost will be high. It is a multi purpose bike, you can use it as daily commuter, off road, long tourer. Its exhaust is controlled, no big noi

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    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      29 kmpl

  •  5Go royal 9 months ago by Rakesh Kumar Sahu, Bargarh

    This is not just a bike this is my life saver i love it .........I have the best experience after riding this bike, best for the long drive, has a very powerful and massive engine power. Overall it is the best bike one should have.Best for long trips. Who wants to go a

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    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      45 kmpl

  •  4Tbx 500 conqueror 9 months ago by Khanip Barman, Dibrugarh

    About buying this 500cc beast is quite great the moment i entered the showroom i can feel the presence of an attractive looking bike like its appealing me i am yours just take me with you and that's how i decided to take this bike with me. I made a cash payment which in

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    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      28 kmpl

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