Royal Enfield Bullet 500 vs Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X Comparison

Royal Enfield Bullet 500 vs Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X Price starts at Rs. 2.15 lakh which is Rs. 26,375 costlier than Royal Enfield Bullet 500 priced at Rs. 1.89 lakh. The claimed mileage for the Royal Enfield Bullet 500 is 30 kmpl where as the claimed mileage for Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X is 32 kmpl. In technical specifications, Royal Enfield Bullet 500 is powered by 499 cc engine where as Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X is powered by 499 cc engine. Royal Enfield Bullet 500 is available in 5 different colours while Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X comes with 1 colours. 51% users have chosen Royal Enfield Bullet 500 over Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com. Compare Royal Enfield Bullet 500 vs Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X on the basis of price, specifications & other features.

Engine Type Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke, Spark ignition Single cylinder 4 stroke, air-cooled
Engine Displacement (CC) 499 cc 499 cc
Power (PS@rpm) 27.57 PS @ 5250 rpm 27.57 PS @ 5250 rpm
Torque (Nm@rpm)
Bore 84 mm
Stroke 90 mm
No Of Cylinders 1 1
Drive Type Chain Drive Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder 2
Fuel System
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Ignition Digital electronic ignition
Compression Ratio 8.5:1 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) 4.59s
Quarter Mile
Braking (60-0 kmph)
20-80 kmph (kickdown)
30-70 kmph (3rd gear)
40-80 kmph (4th gear)
Braking (80-0 kmph)
Braking (100-0 kmph)
Mileage (City)
Mileage (Highway)
Mileage (Overall) 32 kmpl
Mileage (ARAI) kmpl 30 kmpl
0-100 kmph (sec)
Top Speed (Km/h)
0-160 kmph
Braking 60-0 km/h
Chassis Type
Suspension-Front Telescopic, 35mm forks, 130mm travel Telescopic forks
Chassis Single Downtube, Using Engine As Stressed Member Single Down Tube
Suspension-Rear Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload
Tyre Size Front :-90/90-19, Rear :-120/80-18 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) 20 psi 22 psi
Optimum Tyre Pressure (Rider and Pillion)
Dry Weight
Length*Width*Height 2140*810*1110 2040*830*1140
Wheelbase(mm) 1380 mm 1350 mm
Length 2140 mm 2040 mm
Ground Clearance (mm) 135 mm 135 mm
Height 1110 mm 1140 mm
Seat Height
Width 810 mm 830 mm
Fuel Capacity (Litres) 13.5 L 20 L
Kerb Weight
Total Weight
Tail Light Bulb 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 Bulb Bulb
Power Modes
Cruise Control
ABS Dual Channel Dual Channel
Body Type Cruiser Bikes Cruiser Bikes
Body Graphics
Starting Kick and Self Start Kick and Self Start
Seat Type Single Split
Pass Switch Yes Yes
Speedometer Analogue Analogue
Handle Type
Tachometer Analogue
Trip Meter Digital
Charging point
Average Fuel economy
Digital Fuel Indicator
Distance to Empty
Low Fuel Warning Lamp Yes
External Fuel Filling
Stand Alarm
Low Battery Indicator
Stepup Seat
Low Oil Indicator Yes
Passenger Footrest
Projector Headlights LED Projector
Passenger Backrest
Carry hook
Underseat storage
Cooling System Air Cooled Air Cooled
Console Analogue Analogue and Digital
Anti Theft Alarm
Shutter Lock
Odometer Analogue Digital
Central Locking
Mobile Connectivity No No
Service Due Indicator
Switchable ABS
Keyless Ignition
Standard Warranty (Years)
Standard Warranty (kilometers) 10000

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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. Which bike to buy among Bullet Standard 350 or new Bullet standard 500 with fuel injection as I want to use my bike mostly for touring purpose mostly around 500 kms in weekends
  • Thanks buddy for your reply ... and also if you can help me if any new variant is coming soon in standard 500 or should i buy the current one.
  • Then bullet 500cc is best because there are no complaint I received till now and even abs is good in this bike
  • Standard 500
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