Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 vs Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X Comparison

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 vs Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X Price starts at Rs. 2.15 lakh which is Rs. 7,871 costlier than Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 priced at Rs. 2.07 lakh. The claimed mileage for the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 is 30 kmpl where as the claimed mileage for Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X is 32 kmpl. In technical specifications, Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 is powered by 499 cc engine where as Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X is powered by 499 cc engine. Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 is available in 5 different colours while Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X comes with 1 colours. 57% users have chosen Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X over Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com. Compare Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 vs Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X on the basis of price, specifications & other features.

Engine Type Single cylinder, 4 stroke, Spark ignition, Air cooled 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) 4.65s
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 Forks 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 Yes
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Spoke Alloy
Optimum Tyre pressure (Rider) 22 psi 22 psi
Optimum Tyre Pressure (Rider and Pillion)
Dry Weight
Length*Width*Height 2060*790*1205 2040*830*1140
Wheelbase(mm) 1350 mm 1350 mm
Length 2060 mm 2040 mm
Ground Clearance (mm) 135 mm 135 mm
Height 1205 mm 1140 mm
Seat Height
Width 790 mm 830 mm
Fuel Capacity (Litres) 20 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 Bulb Bulb
Power Modes
Cruise Control
ABS Dual Channel Dual Channel
Body Type Cruiser Bikes, Tourer Bikes Cruiser Bikes
Body Graphics
Starting Kick and Self Start Kick and Self Start
Seat Type Split Split
Pass Switch Yes Yes
Speedometer Analogue Analogue
Handle Type
Tachometer Analogue Analogue
Trip Meter Digital 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 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) 10000

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Q. Which bike should I go for, Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 or 500X
  • It's too good bike for touring or for occasional riding and for us mileage is good for 500cc 32kmpl and in dis the great thing is royal Enfield suit power exhaust only not only silent vibration
  • Several sites will provide you comparison charts of one against the other. both have SAME engine. BUT ,TBX has 1. tubeless tyres.2. alloy wheels3. ABS4. straightened handle bar 5. fresh look with the two tone colours ( if you are a chrome lover then tb is your pick) as TBX exhaust has no chrome. it's black. choice is yours. Happy riding.
  • If u r ready for a good maintainace cost go for it Only riding a 500cc bike in city wont be a good choice the mileage comes down to 22kmpl. Choose wisely
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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
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Q. Which is better between Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350. Please help to choose between Thunderbird 350 and 500?
  • The selection of the bike totally depends on one's needs and preference. Talking about the Royal Thunderbird 350 is amongst the best cruisers that one can buy. It is easy to use for your regular city commute, while also being really good on the open highways while touring. Although refinement and quality levels could be better, the Thunderbird 350 remains one of the most popular Royal Enfield machines on sale today. On the other hand, the Royal Thunderbird 500 is among the most appealing cruisers out there. It is easy to use for your regular city commutes, while also being potent on the open highways while touring. However, refinement and quality levels still need improvement. The Thunderbird 500 is one of the better-known cruisers in the Indian market. Having said that, the Thunderbird 500 is worth the premium in our opinion given its better performance advantage.Moreover, do take the test ride for both the bikes in order to pick the best one that matches your needs and requirements.
  • It depends on your daily use. Fuel efficiency is better in 350. Easy and smooth commuters bike. If you want more power 500.. even higher then interceptor 650...If you plan for long tours and highway cruise then definitely 500..If you plan for resale after a few years, then 350 sales better in second hand than 500. All the best
  • 350is a commuter. But where as 500 for tours and rides. 500is fitted with EFI for better performance and torque at high altitudes. But in BSVI 350 which is having 6speed gear box, double cradle frame, duel channel ABS and digital instrument console and also with EFI is coming soon. Wait until 2020.
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