Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500

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Key specs
  • 499 cc
  • 27.20 bhp
  • 195 kgs

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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 speed 130 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 & 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

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Price

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Thunderbird 500 Standard 1,90,872 (Ex-showroom, Mumbai) Disc Brake, 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

4.5 (67 ratings) 34 reviews
  • 4

    Visual Appeal

  • 4

    Performance

  • 4

    Comfort

  • 4

    Reliability

  • 3

    Service Experience

  •  4Best cruiser bike for long rides 2 weeks ago by Anurag Dutta

    Advantages: 1. Seating posture is perfect which results no fatigue in your body for long rides.2. Good mileage at high speed too.3. Service reminder pops whenever needed.Cons:1. Worst quality of speedometer bracket. It need to be get changed twice in a year depends on t

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    • Used it for

      Tours

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

  •  4Love my bike 2 weeks ago by Sunil Shyam Sharma

    Feel safe and confident while riding my tb 500. In looks it is good , wish it has some decoration which give it tough look. Anyhow i am in love with my bike . It's sound very gentle and gives you feeling that though you have 500 cc , don't show-off keep your head down a

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      3-6 months

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

  •  5Magnificent bike thunderbird 3 weeks ago by Bharat

    Bought it from indiranagar bangalore in 2016, it's a masculine build and road grip gives amazing experience for the riders, robust look and amazing performance on long drive , once in a year service and low maintenance .., thank you re for your wonderful bikes and pleas

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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 is back with the fifth edition of its annual international ride – 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.

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    15 January 2016
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    04 January 2016
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    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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