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KTM Duke 390 vs Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Comparison

KTM Duke 390 vs Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500

Any question on your mind about which bike to buy? Compare KTM 390 Duke vs Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 on the basis of price, specifications & other features. KTM 390 Duke Price starts from Rs. 2.48 lakh and Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Price starts from Rs. 1.91 lakh. The claimed mileage for the KTM 390 Duke is NA and for the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 is 30 kmpl. KTM 390 Duke is available in 3 different colours while Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 comes with 5 colours. In technical specifications, KTM 390 Duke is powered by 373.2 cc engine where as Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 is powered by 499 cc engine.

Engine Type 1-Cylinder, 4-Stroke Engine Single cylinder, 4 stroke, spark ignition, air-cooled,
Engine Displacement (CC) 373.2 cc 499 cc
Power (PS@rpm) 43.5 PS @ 9000 rpm 27.5 PS @ 5250 rpm
Torque (Nm@rpm) 37 Nm @ 7000 rpm 41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Bore 89 mm 84 mm
Stroke 60 mm 90 mm
No Of Cylinders 1 1
Drive Type Chain Drive Chain Drive
Valves (per cylinder) 4 2
Fuel System Fuel Injection Fuel Injection
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Ignition Contactless, Controlled, Fully Electronic Ignition System With Digital Ignition Timing Adjustment Digital Electronic Ignition
Transmission Type Manual Manual
No Of Gears 6 Speed 5 Speed
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc
0-60 kmph (sec) 4.65
Quarter Mile 14.59s@141.48 kmph Sec
Braking (60-0 kmph) 2.77s, 17.95m Sec
20-80 kmph (kickdown)
30-70 kmph (3rd gear) 3.53
40-80 kmph (4th gear) 4.58 Sec
Braking (80-0 kmph) 3.26s, 29.78m Sec
Braking (100-0 kmph) 4.0s, 48.38m Sec
Mileage (City) 25.7 kmpl
Mileage (Highway) 28.5 kmpl
Mileage (Overall)
Mileage (ARAI) kmpl 30 Kmpl
0-100 kmph (sec)
Top Speed (Km/h) 120 Kmph
Chassis Type Steel Trellis Frame, Powder Coated Single Downtube, Using Engine As Stressed Member
Suspension-Front WP upside-down Ø 43 mm Telescopic Forks
Suspension-Rear WP monoshock Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload
Tyre Size (Front) 110/70-17 90/90-19 Rear :-120/80-18
Tyre Size (Rear) 150/60-17 120/80-18" 62P
Wheel Size Front :-17 inch, Rear :-17 inch Front :-19 inch Rear :-18 inch
Tyre Make
Tyre Type Tubeless Tube
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Alloy Spoke
Dry Weight
Length*Width*Height 2060*790*1205
Wheelbase(mm) 1357 1350 mm
Ground Clearance (mm) 185 mm 135 mm
Seat Height 830 mm 775 mm
Fuel Capacity (Litres) 13.4 L 20 L
Kerb Weight 199 Kg
Battery 12 V, 14 Ah
Head Lamp LED Projector
Projector head light
Pilot Lamps
LED tail lights
ABS Dual Channel no
Body Graphics
Starting Self Start Only Kick and Self Start
Pass Switch Yes Yes
Speedometer Digital Analogue
Tachometer Digital Analogue
Trip Meter Digital Digital
Average Fuel economy
Digital Fuel Indicator yes yes
Distance to Empty
Low Fuel Warning Lamp Yes Yes
Clock Digital
Stand Alarm Yes
Stepup Seat
Passenger Footrest
Passenger Backrest
Carry hook
Underseat storage
Standard Warranty (Years)
Standard Warranty (kilometers) 10000