Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 vs Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X Comparison

Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 vs Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X

Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 Price starts at Rs. 2.72 lakh which is Rs. 56,496 costlier than Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X priced at Rs. 2.15 lakh. The claimed mileage for the Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 is 25 kmpl where as the claimed mileage for Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X is 32 kmpl. In technical specifications, Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 is powered by 648 cc engine where as Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X is powered by 499 cc engine. Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 is available in 1 different colours while Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X comes with 1 colours. 70% users have chosen Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 over Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com. Compare Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 vs Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X on the basis of price, specifications & other features.

Engine Type 4 Stroke, Air-Oil cooled, SOHC Engine Single cylinder 4 stroke, air-cooled
Engine Displacement (CC) 648 cc 499 cc
Power (PS@rpm) 47.65 PS @ 7250 rpm 27.57 PS @ 5250 rpm
Torque (Nm@rpm)
Bore 78 mm
Stroke 67.8 mm
No Of Cylinders 2 1
Drive Type Chain Drive Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder 4
Fuel System
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Ignition Digital spark ignition - TCI
Compression Ratio 9.5:1 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)
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) 25 kmpl 32 kmpl
Mileage (ARAI) kmpl
0-100 kmph (sec)
Top Speed (Km/h)
0-160 kmph
Braking 60-0 km/h
Chassis Type
Suspension-Front Front Fork Telescopic forks
Chassis Steel Tubular, Double Cradle Frame Single Down Tube
Suspension-Rear Twin Coil-Over Shocks Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload
Tyre Size Front :-100/90-18, Rear :-130/70-18 Front :-90/90-19 Rear :-120/80-18
Wheel Size Front :-18 inch, Rear :-18 inch Front :-19 inch Rear :-18 inch
Tyre Make
Tyre Type Tubeless Tubeless
Radial Tyre Yes 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 2122*744*1024 2040*830*1140
Wheelbase(mm) 1398 mm 1350 mm
Length 2122 mm 2040 mm
Ground Clearance (mm) 174 mm 135 mm
Height 1024 mm 1140 mm
Seat Height 793 mm
Width 744 mm 830 mm
Fuel Capacity (Litres) 12.5 L 20 L
Kerb Weight
Total Weight
Tail Light LED LED
Front Brake Diameter 320 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 Cafe Racer Bikes Cruiser Bikes
Body Graphics
Starting Self Start Only 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
External Fuel Filling
Stand Alarm
Low Battery Indicator Yes
Stepup Seat
Low Oil Indicator
Passenger Footrest
Projector Headlights LED Projector
Passenger Backrest
Carry hook
Underseat storage
Cooling System Air and Oil Cooled Air Cooled
Console Analogue and Digital Analogue and Digital
Anti Theft Alarm
Shutter Lock
Odometer Digital Digital
Central Locking
Mobile Connectivity No No
Service Due Indicator
Switchable ABS
Keyless Ignition
Standard Warranty (Years)
Standard Warranty (kilometers)

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Q. Which is good to buy Duke 390 or Continental GT 650?
  • Althought there Is not really comparison but i understand why u ask this question althought gt looks like sports bike but trust me it is not i own one If u want a light weight bike for daily commute touring or just going around city fast with very good corner cutting ability with very good handling u should go for ktm. If u want a lifesyle bike good looking which makes u standout from crowd which will have some mystry to it only then u buy gt its only for weekends its heavy not good handling when compared to gt too heavy when comparied to duke funtionaly not as good as duke only reason to buy gt is for its better looking retro charm. design is forever everything about this bike has been setup for longterm use if u buy gt never want to sell it only then go for gtAnd u should have height of atlest 5.8 although 5.10 is the proper average for it
  • Royal Enfield GT 650 and KTM Duke 390 both the bikes come from a very different background. The Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 is a cafe racer whereas the KTM Duke 390 is a Naked sports bike. The RE Continental GT 650 is powered by 2 cylinder twin parallel 4 stroke engine whereas the KTM Duke 390 is powered by a single cylinder 4 stroke engine. If you are more of a tourer we would suggest you go for Royal Enfield GT 650 but if you are more of a racer who loves to zip through the city, then go for KTM Duke 390.Click on the link below for more details: https://www.zigwheels.com/bike-comparison/ktm-duke-390-abs-vs-royal-enfield-continental-gt-650
  • Duke 390 and continental gt both are different revving engines, if u want enormous power delivery and always to filter the city i think duke is better option,but if u want a retro looking bike and want a parallel twin with an amazing exhaust and sporty yet not a top end cruiser .and want a pure machine like feel when you ride then its Gt for u, anyway take a test ride of both and decide
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Q. What is best between continental or interceptor
  • Continental is a pakka cafe racer...and it looks more attractive than interceptor,I think both the bikes have equal performance including top speed,the main difference is its "RIDING COMFORT". U must test drive both the bikes if ur willing to buy these bikes.Tnq💥
  • Continental GT is a little bit advanced in the case of acceleration, cornering etc. than interceptor.
  • I am a gt650 owner but i think Interceptor is much better than this
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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.
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