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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 ABS

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Rs. 2.07 lakh
Ex-showroom Price, Delhi
  • 499 cc Engine Displ.
  • 27.5 PS @ 5250 rpm Power
  • 30 Kmpl Mileage
  • 5 Speed No. of Gears
  • Fuel Injection Fuel System
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  • Torquey engine, Features, Highway cruising capability
  • No ABS

Thunderbird 500 ABS Features & Specifications


ABS : Dual Channel
Body Type : Cruiser Bikes, Tourer Bikes
Body Graphics : No
Seat Type : Split
Starting : Kick and Self Start
Pass Switch : Yes
Speedometer : Analogue
Tachometer : Analogue
Trip Meter : Digital
Average Fuel economy : Yes
Digital Fuel Indicator : yes
Low Fuel Warning Lamp : Yes
Clock : Yes
Low Battery Indicator : Yes
Stepup Seat : Yes
Low Oil Indicator : Yes
Projector Headlights : Yes
Passenger Footrest : Yes
Passenger Backrest : Yes
Carry hook : No
Cooling System : Air Cooled
Console : Analogue and Digital
Anti Theft Alarm : No
Odometer : Digital
Mobile Connectivity : No   


Engine Type : Single cylinder, 4 stroke, Spark ignition, Air cooled
Engine Displacement (CC) : 499 cc
Power (PS@rpm) : 27.5 PS @ 5250 rpm
Torque (Nm@rpm) : 41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Bore : 84 mm
Stroke : 90 mm
Drive Type : Chain Drive
No Of Cylinders : 1
Valves (per cylinder) : 2
Fuel System : Fuel Injection
Fuel Type : Petrol
Ignition : Digital Electronic Ignition
Compression Ratio : 8.5:1
Valve Per Cylinder : 2
Engine Immobilizer : No


Transmission Type : Manual
No Of Gears : 5 Speed


Brakes Front : Disc
Brakes Rear : Disc

Performance and Fuel economy

0-60 kmph (sec) : 4.65 Sec
Mileage (ARAI) kmpl : 30 Kmpl

Chassis and Suspension

Chassis Type : Single Downtube, Using Engine As Stressed Member
Suspension-Front : Telescopic Forks
Chassis : Single Downtube, Using Engine As Stressed Member
Suspension-Rear : Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload

Tyres and Wheels

Tyre Size : Front :-90/90-19 Rear :-120/80-18
Wheel Size : Front :-19 inch Rear :-18 inch
Tyre Type : Tube
Radial Tyre : Yes
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) : Spoke
Optimum Tyre pressure (Rider) : 22 psi


Length*Width*Height : 2060*790*1205
Length : 2060 mm
Wheelbase(mm) : 1350 mm
Height : 1205 mm
Ground Clearance (mm) : 135 mm
Seat Height : 775 mm
Width : 790 mm
Fuel Capacity (Litres) : 20 L
Kerb Weight : 199 Kg
Tail Light : LED
Front Brake Diameter : 280 mm
Rear Brake Diameter : 240 mm


Battery Type : DC
Battery : 12 V, 14 Ah
Head Lamp : Halogen
Projector head light : Yes
Pilot Lamps : No
LED tail lights : Yes
Turn Signal Lamp : Bulb


Standard Warranty (Years) : Yes
Standard Warranty (kilometers) : 10000
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Must Read Questions & Answers Before Buying Thunderbird 500

Q. Can I get the 10.5 inch infotainment in a Mercedes A200 D - Thunderbird 500?
  • No : By Basudev | 2 months ago
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 : By Krish | 2 months ago
  • I think it would suit your personality. Go pick up : By Rafik | 2 months ago
  • Thunderbird 500 is a wise option : By Kumar | 3 months ago
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 : By Krish | 2 months ago
  • 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... : By M | 2 months ago
  • First think, how often u ride in a week. If it is just for passion and if u have extra money then go ahead : By Rafik | 2 months ago
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. : By Mizo | 6 months ago
  • No difference except cosmetic changes. Solely my views : By Rafik | 2 months ago
  • Yess : By Deepanshu | 6 months ago
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. : By Zigwheels | 8 months ago
  • 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 : By M | 2 months ago
  • 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. : By Jagan | 5 months ago
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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 : By Sahil | 1 month ago
  • 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. : By Capt | 7 months ago
  • 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 : By Krish | 2 months ago
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