Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500

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Launched in 2005 in the 350cc avatar, it got the 500cc engine in 2013 and shares this mill with the standard 500 and the Classic 500. The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 is the 500cc variant of Royal Enfield’s best selling cruiser motorcycle Thunderbird.

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Overview: The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 carries forward the same design and looks of its younger sibling – classic cruiser with tall handlebar and tear drop shaped large fuel tank. Compared to earlier Thunderbirds, the new ones get a meatier exhaust pipe, modern switchgear, and the new twin-pod instrument console, with a large analog tachometer and analog speedometer with a LCD display for fuel gauge, odometer and trip meter. Overall fit and finish has shown a lot of improvement over the first generation Thunderbird 500. Like its younger sibling the Thunderbird 500 too has a classic, wide upraised handlebar, forward set footpegs and large wide seat giving it a comfortable riding posture.


Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500

Last update on 23-06-2021

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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Specifications: The bike shares its engine with the recently launched Classic 500. It’s a single-cylinder, 4-stroke 500cc engine. This Twin spark, air cooled engine churns out a power output of 27.2 bhp at 5250 rpm. The torque output arrives at 4000 rpm which is of 41.3 Nm. The five-speed manual gearbox of Classic 500 makes its way to this bike and works on a one gear down and four gears up-shift pattern. The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 has been equipped with a dual-channel ABS unit as per the new safety regulations.

Specifications And Features



499 cc

Maximum Power

27.2 Bhp @ 5250 rpm

Maximum Torque

41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm

Engine Description

Single Cylinder, Twinspark, Air Cooled Engine

No. of Cylinders



84 mm


90 mm


No. of Gears



Wet, Multi-Plate

Braking System

Front Brake

280mm Disc, 2-Piston Caliper

Rear Brake

240mm Disc, Single Piston Caliper


Front Suspension

Telescopic, 41mm Forks, 130mm Travel

Rear Suspension

Twin Gas Charged Shock Absorbers with 5-Step Adjustable Preload, 80mm Travel

Wheels & Tyres

Wheel Size

19 inches

Wheel Type


Front Tyre

90/90-19, 52P MRF Zapper FM

Rear Tyre

120/80-18, 62P MRF Zapper C

Tubeless Tyres


Alloy Wheels




2060 mm


790 mm


1205 mm

Ground Clearance

140 mm

Seat Height

775 mm

Wheel Base

1350 mm


Fuel Tank Capacity

20 liters


Kerb Weight

195 kg

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Mileage: The bike isn’t impressive when its comes to mileage. Expect it to return a mileage of around 30 km/ltron highway while these figures get reduced in city traffic.

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Top Speed: Overtaking is also very easy with this bike and it can easily cross the speed mark of 130km/hr.

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Colors & Shades: The Thunderbird 500 is available in four major colors Lightning, Stone, Marine, Flicker, Stone and Asphalt.

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Competitors: The Thunderbird 500 has no direct competitors in this segment or with this price tag.

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Price:

City Name

Ex-Showroom Price

On-Road Price

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500STD

New Delhi

Rs. 1,91,147

Rs. 2,25,047


Rs. 1,90,874

Rs. 2,34,597


Rs. 1,90,610

Rs. 2,24,581


Rs. 1,90,807

Rs. 2,37,321

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500ABS

New Delhi

Rs. 2,05,189

Rs. 2,27,451


Rs. 2,05,189

Rs. 2,50,897


Rs. 2,04,927

Rs. 2,40,180


Rs. 2,05,124

Rs. 2,65,330

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