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Benelli Imperiale 400 vs Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X Comparison

Benelli Imperiale 400 vs Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X Price starts at Rs. 2.15 lakh which is Rs. 46,178 costlier than Benelli Imperiale 400 priced at Rs. 1.69 lakh. The claimed mileage for the Benelli Imperiale 400 is 34.3 kmpl where as the claimed mileage for Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X is 32 kmpl. In technical specifications, Benelli Imperiale 400 is powered by 374 cc engine where as Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X is powered by 499 cc engine. Benelli Imperiale 400 is available in 1 different colours while Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X comes with 1 colours. 89% users have chosen Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X over Benelli Imperiale 400 in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com. Compare Benelli Imperiale 400 vs Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X on the basis of price, specifications & other features.

Engine Type Air Cooled, Single Cylinder, SOHC Engine Single cylinder 4 stroke, air-cooled
Engine Displacement (CC) 374 cc 499 cc
Power (PS@rpm) 21 PS @ 5500 rpm 27.57 PS @ 5250 rpm
Torque (Nm@rpm) 29 Nm @ 4500 rpm 41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Bore 72.7 mm
Stroke 90 mm
No Of Cylinders 1 1
Drive Type Chain Drive Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder 4
Fuel System
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Ignition Digital
Compression Ratio 8.5:1
Engine Immobilizer
Transmission Type Manual Manual
No Of Gears 5 Speed 5-Speed
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc
Braking Type
0-60 kmph (sec) 5.06 s
Quarter Mile 19.20 s @ 107.32 kmph
Braking (60-0 kmph) 23.38m
20-80 kmph (kickdown)
30-70 kmph (3rd gear)
40-80 kmph (4th gear)
Braking (80-0 kmph) 40.58m
Braking (100-0 kmph)
Mileage (City) 34.32 kmpl
Mileage (Highway) 35.03 kmpl
Mileage (Overall) 32 kmpl
Mileage (ARAI) kmpl
0-100 kmph (sec) 15.73 s
Top Speed (Km/h)
0-160 kmph
Braking 60-0 km/h 23.38m
Chassis Type
Suspension-Front 41 mm Telescopic Telescopic forks
Chassis Double Cradle Single Down Tube
Suspension-Rear Pre-load Adjustable Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload
Tyre Size Front :-100/90-19, Rear :- 130/80-18 Front :-90/90-19 Rear :-120/80-18
Wheel Size Front :-19 inch, Rear :-18 inch Front :-19 inch Rear :-18 inch
Tyre Make
Tyre Type Tube Tubeless
Radial Tyre Yes
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Spoke Alloy
Optimum Tyre pressure (Rider) 22 psi
Optimum Tyre Pressure (Rider and Pillion)
Dry Weight 205 kg
Length*Width*Height 2170*820*1120 2040*830*1140
Wheelbase(mm) 1440 mm 1350 mm
Length 2170 mm 2040 mm
Ground Clearance (mm) 165 mm 135 mm
Height 1120 mm 1140 mm
Seat Height 780 mm
Width 820 mm 830 mm
Fuel Capacity (Litres) 12 L 20 L
Kerb Weight
Total Weight
Tail Light Bulb LED
Front Brake Diameter 300 mm 280 mm
Rear Brake Diameter 240 mm 240 mm
Battery Type
Charging Time
Motor Type
Motor Power
Fast Charging
Battery
Range
Head Lamp
Projector head light
Pilot Lamps
LED tail lights
Seat Opening Switch
Boot Light
Turn Signal Lamp Bulb Bulb
Alternator
Power Modes
Cruise Control
ABS Dual Channel Dual Channel
Body Type Cruiser Bikes Cruiser Bikes
Body Graphics
Starting Self Start Only Kick and Self Start
Seat Type Split Split
Pass Switch Yes Yes
Speedometer Analogue Analogue
Handle Type
Tachometer Analogue
Trip Meter Analogue Digital
Charging point
Average Fuel economy
Digital Fuel Indicator
Distance to Empty
Low Fuel Warning Lamp
External Fuel Filling
Clock
Stand Alarm
Low Battery Indicator
Stepup Seat
Low Oil Indicator
Passenger Footrest
Projector Headlights LED Projector
Passenger Backrest
Carry hook
Underseat storage
Cooling System Air Cooled Air Cooled
Console Analogue and Digital Analogue and Digital
Anti Theft Alarm
Shutter Lock
Odometer Analogue Digital
Central Locking
Navigation
Mobile Connectivity No
EBS
Service Due Indicator
Switchable ABS
DRLs
Keyless Ignition
Standard Warranty (Years)
Standard Warranty (kilometers)

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Recently Asked User Questions

Q. Which one is better Thunderbird 350X or 500X for regular use and lower maintenance?
  • The riding comfort of the bike can be judged by taking a test ride for it, why don't you have a sit on it and check it out. But one word of advice - don't let height keep you from getting onto a bike. Related Read: https://www.zigwheels.com/reviews-advice/reviews/royal-enfield-thunderbird-500x-first-ride-review/29920/
  • To more about the maintenance cost suggest you talk to your nearest dealership because they will be the best persons to provide you this information.
Q. Which is better between thunderbird 500 and Pegasus edition?
  • The Classic 500 Pegasus is a limited edition variant of the regular model. While the differences are mostly visual, it offers unparalleled exclusivity, rich with the brand’s history connected to the legendary ‘Flying Flea’ that made a name for itself during World War II. Although this edition has been sold out. On the other hand, The Thunderbird family is arguably one of the most feature-laden motorcycles from the British brand. Both the 350cc and 500cc variants feature dual trip meters with average speed readout, digital fuel gauge, a generous 20-litre fuel tank, projector headlamp with LED DRL, and relaxed ergonomics. Thunderbird X range is targeted at urban-centric riders who want a snazzy but capable cruiser. The brightly-coloured fuel tank, colour-matched rim stickers and modern alloy wheels make it look a bit more hipster than the rest. It also gets slightly sportier ergonomics thanks to the flat handlebar.
  • There's no such thing as better. it's a matter of preferences. AND budget. if affordability is not a problem then TBX500 Has many new features e.g. tubeless tyres, alloy wheels, fuel injection, and refinement like engine cutout for side stand . Reg mimics and freshness for sure against classic 500.. if you like the thump, then classic 500. my choice: go for TBX500.
Q. Is there any price difference between the three color variants of Benelli Imperiale 400?
  • In general, the difference in price is seen on the metallic and non-metallic colours. As Benelli Imperiale 400 comes with three metallic colour i.e Black, Red, White so, there won't be any price difference. However, we'd suggest you walk into the nearest dealership as they will be the better person to assist you. You can click on the following link to see the details of the nearest dealership and selecting your city accordingly - Bike Showrooms.
  • In general, the difference in price is seen on the metallic and non-metallic colours. As Benelli Imperiale 400 comes with three metallic colour i.e Black, Red, White so, there won't be any price difference. However, we'd suggest you walk into the nearest dealership as they will be the better person to assist you. You can click on the following link to see the details of the nearest dealership and selecting your city accordingly - Bike Showrooms.
  • I have booked Imperiale. Red and Black come with ex showroom of Rs. 1.79 lakhs. Only the silver varient is at 1.69 lakhs. PLease revise your answer.
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