Benelli Leoncino 250 vs Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Comparison

Benelli Leoncino 250 vs Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500

Benelli Leoncino 250 Price starts at Rs. 2.50 lakh which is Rs. 42,693 costlier than Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 priced at Rs. 2.07 lakh. The claimed mileage for the Benelli Leoncino 250 is 37.4 kmpl where as the claimed mileage for Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 is 30 kmpl. In technical specifications, Benelli Leoncino 250 is powered by 249 cc engine where as Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 is powered by 499 cc engine. Benelli Leoncino 250 is available in 1 different colours while Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 comes with 5 colours. 100% users have chosen Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 over Benelli Leoncino 250 in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com. Compare Benelli Leoncino 250 vs Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 on the basis of price, specifications & other features.

Engine Type Liquid Cooled, Single Cylinder, 4-Valves, DOHC Single cylinder, 4 stroke, Spark ignition, Air cooled
Engine Displacement (CC) 249 cc 499 cc
Power (PS@rpm) 25.8 PS @ 9250 rpm 27.57 PS @ 5250 rpm
Torque (Nm@rpm)
Bore 72 mm 84 mm
Stroke 61.2 mm 90 mm
No Of Cylinders 1 1
Drive Type Chain Drive Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder 4 2
Fuel System
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Ignition Digital Digital Electronic Ignition
Compression Ratio 11.2:1 8.5:1
Engine Immobilizer
Transmission Type Manual Manual
No Of Gears 6 Speed 5 Speed
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc
Braking Type
0-60 kmph (sec) 4.08s 4.65s
Quarter Mile
Braking (60-0 kmph) 19.02m
20-80 kmph (kickdown)
30-70 kmph (3rd gear)
40-80 kmph (4th gear)
Braking (80-0 kmph) 34.80m
Braking (100-0 kmph) 54.82m
Mileage (City) 37.38 kmpl
Mileage (Highway) 36.14 kmpl
Mileage (Overall)
Mileage (ARAI) kmpl 30 kmpl
0-100 kmph (sec) 10.89s
Top Speed (Km/h)
0-160 kmph
Braking 60-0 km/h 19.02m
Chassis Type
Suspension-Front 41mm USD Telescopic Telescopic Forks
Chassis Steel Trellis Single Downtube, Using Engine As Stressed Member
Suspension-Rear Pre-load Adjustable Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload
Tyre Size Front :-110/70-ZR17, Rear :- 150/60-ZR17 Front :-90/90-19 Rear :-120/80-18
Wheel Size Front :-17 inch, Rear :-17 inch Front :-19 inch Rear :-18 inch
Tyre Make
Tyre Type Tubeless Tube
Radial Tyre Yes Yes
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Alloy Spoke
Optimum Tyre pressure (Rider) 22 psi
Optimum Tyre Pressure (Rider and Pillion)
Dry Weight 153 kg
Length*Width*Height 2030*840*1115 2060*790*1205
Wheelbase(mm) 1380 mm 1350 mm
Length 2030 mm 2060 mm
Ground Clearance (mm) 170 mm 135 mm
Height 1115 mm 1205 mm
Seat Height 810 mm
Width 840 mm 790 mm
Fuel Capacity (Litres) 12.5 L 20 L
Kerb Weight
Total Weight
Tail Light LED LED
Front Brake Diameter 280 mm 280 mm
Rear Brake Diameter 240 mm 240 mm
Battery Type
Charging Time
Motor Type
Motor Power
Fast Charging
Head Lamp
Projector head light
Pilot Lamps
LED tail lights
Seat Opening Switch
Boot Light
Turn Signal Lamp LED Bulb
Power Modes
Cruise Control
ABS Dual Channel Dual Channel
Body Type Cafe Racer Bikes Cruiser Bikes, Tourer Bikes
Body Graphics
Starting Self Start Only Kick and Self Start
Seat Type Single Split
Pass Switch Yes Yes
Speedometer Digital Analogue
Handle Type
Tachometer Analogue
Trip Meter Digital Digital
Charging point
Average Fuel economy
Digital Fuel Indicator
Distance to Empty
Low Fuel Warning Lamp Yes Yes
External Fuel Filling
Stand Alarm
Low Battery Indicator
Stepup Seat
Low Oil Indicator Yes Yes
Passenger Footrest
Projector Headlights
Passenger Backrest
Carry hook
Underseat storage
Cooling System Liquid Cooled Air Cooled
Console Digital Analogue and Digital
Anti Theft Alarm
Shutter Lock
Odometer Digital Digital
Central Locking
Mobile Connectivity No
Service Due Indicator
Switchable ABS
DRLs Yes
Keyless Ignition
Standard Warranty (Years)
Standard Warranty (kilometers) 10000

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Q. I am planning to buy Thunderbird 500 which should prefer I am have 50 to 60 km travel per day, my weight is 85 and my height is 179cm.
  • Mileage will comeout to be 22kmpl, maintainance cost is high, insurance for an year would cost u around 3200. If driving in a city ir small distances the comfort level is the same 350 would be good pick for u
  • I think it would suit your personality. Go pick up
  • Thunderbird 500 is a wise option
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Q. I have Royal Enfield Classic 350 (10 months old) but now I want to purchase Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 cc. Is it worth to own two Royal Enfield only for passion?
  • Yup bt u need to maintain the bike in long run, which is a bit costlier, the build quality has quite diminished in 500cc not talking about 500x. So if passionate like me u can, bt classic 350 is always a good to go bike
  • Yes royal enfield engines are amazing i have thunderbird 300 black colour its quit good for city rides you can go for it but if you don't want 2 bikes than pls sell your old bike at a ggood price
  • Don't know about you but I have two..Money does not come in between passion.Ask them why do people climb the same mountain twice???? Any Idea...
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Q. What is the difference between 500 and 500x and who is better for me I am 5'7" - Thunderbird 500?
  • I mean ur questiob is about ThunderbirdX,it is the newer version with a colourful paint hehe,and an alloy wheel,but if u are a true royal enfield lover,i migjt prefer Thunderbird without colourful paint and without slim Alloy.
  • No difference except cosmetic changes. Solely my views
  • Yess
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