Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500

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Key specs
  • 499 cc
  • 27.2 bhp
  • 195 kg

Ex-showroom price in Mumbai

1,90,872
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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Summary

Thunderbird 500 key highlights
Price1,90,872
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 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. It is priced at Rs 1,88,412 (ex-showroom, Delhi)

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Thunderbird 500 Specifications & Features

Specifications

  • 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

  • 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 Size--

    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

  • 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

  • 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

SpeedometerAnalogue

Fuel GuageYes

TachometerAnalogue

Stand AlarmYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightNo

Antilock Braking SystemNo

Stepped SeatYes

No. of Tripmeters2

Tripmeter TypeDigital

Low Fuel IndicatorYes

Low Oil IndicatorYes

Low Battery IndicatorYes

Pillion BackrestYes

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

Pillion FootrestYes

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 1,90,872 (Ex-showroom, Mumbai) Disc Brakes, Spoke Wheels

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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Price - ₹ 1,90,872 onwards (Ex-showroom, Mumbai). It is available in 1 version - Standard. 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 (81 ratings) 42 reviews
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  •  3Life after 4 years of re tbd500. 1 month ago by Karan Singh Sahney

    Hi guys!I am heavily built, weighing around 100kgs and standing at 6 feet 3 inches tall. So this bike feels right for me, also its easier for me to maneuver this bike. Do keep this in mind as you read my review. I have owned a re thunderbird 500 since august 2014 and co

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

  •  4Awesome bike 1 month ago by Asmit Kumar

    This bike is best in each view i.E. In mileage, in looks that is so looks classic bike and in power also. I m using this bike since 3 years and i have not found any problem till date. The first thing i want to say that you have to maintain your bike or vehicle as each

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

  •  5Thunderbird divine 2 months ago by Shahil Khan

    Royal enfield #thunderbird is great adventure for your tours and travels , it supports all your requirements to meet your perfect bike satisfaction.The 500x has no mechanical changes from the standard thunderbird. It comes powered by the same 499cc air-cooled fuel-injec

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      < 3 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 News

  • Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X and 500X launched in India
    Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X and 500X launched in India
    28 February 2018
    Neil Nair

    Royal Enfield has launched the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X and 500X in the Indian market at a price of Rs 1.56 lakhs and Rs 1.98 lakhs respectively. The bikes sport a few cosmetic revisions to make them more appealing to a younger audience.

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  • Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X, 500X brochure leaked ahead of launch
    Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X, 500X brochure leaked ahead of launch
    26 February 2018
    Neil Nair

    The brochure for the upcoming Thunderbird twins has been leaked, confirming details of the bikes.

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  • Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X and 500X on 28 February
    Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X and 500X on 28 February
    24 February 2018
    Neil Nair

    The bikes are based on the standard Thunderbird, although with a few upgrades that lend a modern appeal.

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