Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500

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Key specs
  • Displacement499 cc
  • Max Power(bhp)27.2 bhp
  • Kerb Weight195 kg

Ex-showroom price in Mumbai

1,90,874
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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Summary

Thunderbird 500 key highlights
Price1,90,874
Top speed130 Kmph
Colours
  • Lightning
  • Marine
  • Flicker
  • Stone
  • Asphalt

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 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.

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Thunderbird 500 Specifications & Features

Specifications

  • Thunderbird 500 Engine & TransmissionEngine & Transmission

    Displacement499 cc

    Cylinders1

    Max Power27.2 bhp @ 5,250 rpm

    Maximum Torque41.3 Nm @ 4,000 rpm

    Bore84 mm

    Stroke90 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder2

    Fuel Delivery SystemKeihin Electronic Fuel Injection

    Fuel TypePetrol

    IgnitionDigital Electronic Ignition

    Spark Plugs2 Per Cylinder

    Cooling SystemAir Cooled

    Gearbox TypeManual

    No. of Gears5

    Transmission TypeChain Drive

    ClutchWet multiplate

  • Thunderbird 500 Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Front Brake TypeDisc

    Front Brake Size280 mm

    Rear Brake TypeDisc

    Rear Brake Size240 mm

    Calliper Type2-Piston caliper

    Front Wheel Size19 inch

    Rear Wheel Size18 inch

    Front Tyre Size90/90-19, 52P MRF Zapper FM

    Rear Tyre Size120/80-18, 62P MRF Zapper C

    Tyre TypeTubed

    Radial TyresNo

    Wheel TypeSpoke

    Front SuspensionTelescopic, 41mm forks, 130mm travel

    Rear SuspensionTwin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjus

  • Thunderbird 500 Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight195 kg

    Overall Length2,060 mm

    Overall Width790 mm

    Overall Height1,205 mm

    Wheelbase1,350 mm

    Ground Clearance140 mm

    Seat Height775 mm

    Chassis TypeSingle downtube, using engine as stressed member

  • Thunderbird 500 Fuel Efficiency & PerformanceFuel Efficiency & Performance

    Fuel Tank Capacity20 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity3.5 litres

    Mileage--

    Fuel Efficiency Range600 Km

    Top Speed130 Kmph

    0 to 60 kmph4.65 seconds

    60 to 0 kmph--

Features

OdometerDigital

SpeedometerAnalogue

Fuel GuageYes

TachometerAnalogue

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightNo

Stand AlarmYes

Stepped SeatYes

No. of Tripmeters2

Tripmeter TypeDigital

Low Fuel IndicatorYes

Low Oil IndicatorYes

Low Battery IndicatorYes

Pillion BackrestYes

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

Antilock Braking SystemNo

KillswitchYes

ClockYes

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

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Price

VariantPriceSpecs
Thunderbird 500 Standard 1,90,874 (Ex-showroom, Mumbai) Disc Brakes, Spoke Wheels
Thunderbird 500 ABS 2,06,645 (Ex-showroom, Mumbai) Disc Brakes, Spoke Wheels

Price by cities (On-road price)

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Price - ₹ 1,90,874 onwards (Ex-showroom, Mumbai). It is available in 2 versions - Standard and ABS. See price of Thunderbird 500 in top cities: Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune and Ahmedabad.

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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 User Reviews

4.4 (93 ratings) 48 reviews
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  •  4Review 1 month ago by Sohan Reddy

    First of all i would like to talk about the pickup of the bike. It is a good bike for beginners who prefer tourings.. Everything about this machine is good except the rear mudguard. It is not perfectly designed i thing.. All the mud and dust splits into the pack ok pill

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    • Used it for

      Tours

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

  •  4Price 2 months ago by Dr Shiji Thomas

    I have moved on to trivandrum. Want to get my karnataka reg bullet disposed. Price is negotiable. So far i had no major issues, though the clutch seems to be not proper of late. I have sparingly used this bike and it is more or less a single user vehicle. Those who know

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    • Used it for

      Occasional Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

  •  5Undisputed king of Indian bike 3 months ago by Tshering Topgay Bhutia

    Tb 500 is an amazing bike. Own since 2014 bought at kolkata rode more than 25000 plus. In 2016 i took to leh from gtk via kathmandu. Being 500cc i had a great ride at 18000 ft than my friend's 350. I'm using redroster exhaust so it gave 35 ltrs km during 7500 kms journ

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

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