Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500

Key specs
  • 499 cc
  • 27.20 bhp
  • 195 kgs

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GST Ex-showroom price in Mumbai Price in accordance with GST rates

1,88,412
EMI starting at  5,770/monthEMI is calculated based on 12.5% for a tenure of 30 months
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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Summary

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Price - ₹ 1,88,412 onwards (Ex-showroom, Mumbai). It is available in 1 version. Thunderbird 500 has a top speed of 130 kmph. Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 is available in 5 different colours : Lightning, Marine, Flicker, Stone and Asphalt.

Thunderbird 500 key highlights
Price1,88,412
Top speed 130 kmph
Colours
  • Lightning
  • Marine
  • Flicker
  • Stone
  • Asphalt

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Price List

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Price - ₹ 1,88,412 onwards (Ex-showroom, Mumbai). It is available in 1 version - Standard. See price of Thunderbird 500 in top cities: Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune and Chandigarh.

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Price (versions)

VersionsPrice
Thunderbird 500 Standard 1,88,412
Above mentioned prices are Ex-showroom, Mumbai

Price by cities (Ex-showroom price)

Bangalore ₹ 2,31,569
Mumbai ₹ 2,18,455
Pune ₹ 2,15,691
New Delhi ₹ 2,08,727
Chennai ₹ 2,07,829
Kolkata ₹ 2,14,764
Hyderabad ₹ 2,13,428
Chandigarh ₹ 2,04,541

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Colours

Thunderbird 500 Specifications & Features

Specifications

  • Engine & transmission

    Displacement

    Cylinders

    Max Power

    Maximum Torque

    Bore

    Stroke

    Valves Per Cylinder

    Fuel Delivery System

    499 cc

    1

    27.20 bhp @ 5,250 rpm

    41.30 Nm @ 4,000 rpm

    84 mm

    90 mm

    2

    Keihin Electronic Fuel Injection

    Fuel Type

    Ignition

    Spark Plugs

    Cooling System

    Gearbox Type

    No. of Gears

    Transmission Type

    Clutch

    Petrol

    Digital Electronic Ignition

    1 Per Cylinder

    Air Cooled

    Manual

    5

    Chain Drive

    Wet multiplate

  • Brakes, wheels & suspension

    Brake Type

    Front Disc

    Front Disc/Drum Size

    Rear Disc

    Rear Disc/Drum Size

    Calliper Type

    Wheel Size

    Disc

    Yes

    280 mm

    Yes

    240 mm

    2-Piston caliper

    19 inches

    Front Tyre

    Rear Tyre

    Tubeless Tyres

    Radial Tyres

    Alloy Wheels

    Front Suspension

    Rear Suspension

    90/90-19, 52P MRF Zapper FM

    120/80-18, 62P MRF Zapper C

    No

    No

    No

    Telescopic, 41mm forks, 130mm travel

    Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjus

  • Dimensions & chassis

    Kerb Weight

    Overall Length

    Overall Width

    Overall Height

    195 kg

    2,060 mm

    790 mm

    1,205 mm

    Wheelbase

    Ground Clearance

    Seat Height

    Chassis Type

    1,350 mm

    140 mm

    775 mm

    Single downtube, using engine as stressed member

  • Fuel efficiency & performance

    Fuel Tank Capacity

    Reserve Fuel Capacity

    Fuel Efficiency Overall

    Fuel Efficiency Range

    Top Speed

    20 litres

    3.50 litres

    --

    600 km

    130 kmph

    0 to 60 kmph

    0 to 80 kmph

    0 to 40 kmph

    60 to 0 kmph

    80 to 0 kmph

    4.65 seconds

    --

    --

    --

    --

Features

Speedometer

Fuel Guage

Tachometer Type

Tachometer

Analogue

Yes

Analogue

Yes

Digital Fuel Guage

Tripmeter

Electric Start

Shift Light

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Stand Alarm

Stepped Seat

No. of Tripmeters

Tripmeter Type

Low Fuel Indicator

Low Oil Indicator

Low Battery Indicator

Pillion Backrest

Pillion Grabrail

Pillion Seat

Pillion Footrest

Yes

Yes

2

Digital

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Antilock Braking System

Killswitch

Clock

Electric System

Battery

Headlight Type

Headlight Bulb Type

Brake/Tail Light

Turn Signal

Pass Light

No

Yes

Yes

12 volt - DC

12V 14Ah

Projection Type Headlamp

H7 55 / 55 W

LED lamp with position light guides

Hazard Light featured for the first time on an Ind

Yes

About Thunderbird 500

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 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 sequential gearbox and sends power to the wheel via a chain drive.

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 240mm drum brake unit.

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 major colours Lightning, Stone, Marine and a shade called Flicker Black.

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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 User Reviews

4.1 (16 ratings) 11 reviews
  •  5A quick review of thunderbird 5001 week ago by Naveli Singh

    The bike was purchased after a wait of about one year. However, the wait seemed to be fruitful because the first look of the vehicle dazzled my eyes. It was nothing less than a asset to my belongings.First ride was the most memorable ride of my life. It was smooth and

    The bike was purchased after a wait of about one year. However, the wait seemed to be fruitful because the first look of the vehicle dazzled my eyes. It was nothing less than a asset to my belongings.

    First ride was the most memorable ride of my life. It was smooth and soundless. I experienced the feeling of being the owner of a vintage bike.

    The bike has to be taken for servicing to keep it in the new state.

    The only setback of the royal enfield is that replacement of the parts becomes expensive.

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      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

  •  3A wake up call3 weeks ago by Gunjan Sinha

    Not a value for money. Very problematic bike. This will not give you the confidence of long riding because of lots of problem like regular problem in chain sprocket..Fuel gauge..Digital clock..And last but not the least..Its service which is very pathetic.The plus

    Not a value for money. Very problematic bike. This will not give you the confidence of long riding because of lots of problem like regular problem in chain sprocket..Fuel gauge..Digital clock..And last but not the least..Its service which is very pathetic.The plus point only is comfort riding and cool look.

    • 4

      Visual Appeal

    • 2

      Reliability

    • 2

      Performance

    • 5

      Comfort

    • 1

      Service Experience

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

  •  5A perfect bike 33 weeks ago by K Likhith Naidu

    I bought the bike in october 2016 for 2.11 On road. The looks of the bike is really really good. You will get the feeling of riding a heavy built cruisers. It's the best 500cc range bikes i've ever rode. The performance is top class and so is the pick up and braking.

    I bought the bike in october 2016 for 2.11 On road. The looks of the bike is really really good. You will get the feeling of riding a heavy built cruisers. It's the best 500cc range bikes i've ever rode.

    The performance is top class and so is the pick up and braking.

    My first service cost 1200, 2nd cost me 120, 3rd 689. The servicing is really cheap. A perfect bike for muscle lovers

    • 5

      Visual Appeal

    • 5

      Reliability

    • 5

      Performance

    • 5

      Comfort

    • 5

      Service Experience

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 News

  • Royal Enfield Tour of Nepal to be flagged off on April 25
    Royal Enfield Tour of Nepal to be flagged off on April 25
    07 April 2016
    BikeWale Team

    Royal Enfield is back with the fifth edition of its annual international ride ndash the Tour of Nepal The ride will be flagged off at Lucknow on April 25 taking the 30 riders through a journey of over 2 000 kilometres to Nepal and back

  • Indonesian market gets the Rumbler 500 by Royal Enfield
    Indonesian market gets the Rumbler 500 by Royal Enfield
    15 January 2016
    Santosh Nair

    Royal Enfield in Indonesia has just launched the Rumbler 500 a renamed version of the Thunderbird 500 at RP 82 000 000 Rs 3 98 lakh At the opening of a new RE showroom in West Pejaten in Jakarta the new Rumbler 500 was proudly put on display and now joins the existing fleet...

  • Royal Enfield updated models for 2016 leaked
    Royal Enfield updated models for 2016 leaked
    04 January 2016
    Ninad Ambre

    Royal Enfield will soon refresh their product line up with updates to their existing motorcycles This 2016 model year update comes in the form of some cosmetic revisions with the addition of new colours to specific models

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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Videos

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