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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X

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Rs. 1.98 Lakh
Discontinued Model since 1 Apr 2020

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X Overview

29th November 2018: Royal Enfield has launched the Thunderbird 500X with the safety net of dual-channel ABS. Priced at Rs Rs 2.13 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), it commands a premium of around Rs 15,000 over the non-ABS variant. The Thunderbird 500X is a modern take on Royal Enfield’s Thunderbird cruiser. The bike stands out from the current pack thanks to blacked out parts and contrasting bright paintwork. Chrome has been given a miss and what you get instead are blacked out components like the engine, exhaust, front forks, rear shock absorbers, handlebar, headlamp cover, meter bezels, mirrors, side panels, tailpiece and the rear grab rail. The fuel tank meanwhile gets a shade of bright yellow and blue options with matching rim tapes on the new alloy wheels that replace the spoked units. It features a single stepped up seat rather than the split seat seen on the standard model. Moreover, the bike also gets new plastic grab rails. The handlebar too is a flatter unit instead of the tall ones on the Thunderbird.

The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X retains the same 499cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder motor of the Thunderbird 500. It produces 27.5PS at 5250rpm and 41.3Nm of torque at 4000rpm. Suspension duties are handled by telescopic front forks and twin gas-charged shocks at the rear. Anchoring the bike are disc brakes at both ends.

At a price tag of Rs 2.13 lakh, the Thunderbird 500X competes against theBajaj Dominar, Mahindra Mojo and the soon-to-be-launched Jawa Perak.

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X comparison with similar bikes

Must Read Questions & Answers Before Buying Thunderbird 500X

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Q. I am using Classic 500 for last 4 years, now I want change to Thunderbird 500X or Interceptor 650, which is better for me?
  • Hi, being an old thunderbird user u might know everything about the engine of that beast. still if u feel u wana continue using the same then thunderbird 500X is apt. However, if u wana try another than a crusier model, den Himalayan is a best pick for all round commute. Interceptor is a much more modern big which is ment for sporty styling and speed which cannot come in handy for crusier user. I feel it's better if u go for a test drive and select the one which suits you
  • After Classic 500 - natural upgrade is Int650. Much superior product in terms of technology. Only thing which you may not comfortable with - is seating. It's slightly more aggresive. Pls take a trial & decide. But remeber - TB 500 is not being upgraded to BS 6. Decide immediately.
  • Intercepter 650.
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Q. Which bike is better for city ride and occasional touring, Thunderbird 500X or Interceptor 650?
  • I have experience with TB 500X. Superb riding experience, centre of gravity is beautifully poised with TBX, great riding happiness on a cruiser mode. High torque at low RPMs ensures good ride quality in off roads.No experience with interceptor
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.
  • Both are same, you can get many color options in 500x and some design tweeks
  • No difference except cosmetic changes. Solely my views
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Q. No warranty on bike - Thunderbird 500X?
  • I m not sure of warranty, will have to check this. But the legendary thunderbird will not abandon you.It is the perfect cruise mode machine meant for long rides, offering high torque even at low rpm's
Q. I am so confused on buying Thunderbird 500X. I am 156cm in height and 72kg weight which bike will suit me more Classic 500 or Thunderbird 500x?
  • Since you are 5'2" go for avenger cruise 220 ABS. 500X Can be tricky for you to handle. nevertheless take a test ride and get the feel. my suggestion: avenger 220.

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X User Reviews

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  • 4.2
    Thunderbird ma

    Amazing experience after riding the thunderbird machine, One of the most beautiful experience in my life

  • 3.8
    The overall experience is

    The overall experience is good but the bike could have more colours.Seats are really comfortable and the positioning of handles are also perfect.It's been more than 3 years i am having this beauty and it's worth the money.Though in comparison of continental gt 650 it's mileage is slightly less.

  • The bike is very comfortable

    The bike is very comfortable to drive like so body pain or no hand pain.Best bike for a long drive.Mileage is1ok for this 650cc engine.

  • 5.0
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  • 3.8
    Favourite bike

    Good super bike excellent my favourite bike this thunderbird so i want this bike.Royal like a royal.

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