Average Rating Based on 146 Review(s) :

4.20

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The all new Royal Enfield Thunderbird now with a powerful 500 cc engine, a 20 litre tank, digital meter console, LED tail lamps and in three striking shades of black gives a new definition to Highway cruising.

Perhaps one of the most anticipated models from the Royal Enfield stable, Thunderbird 500 is poised to enhance the pleasure of leisure motorcycling amongst the touring enthusiasts. Coming soon from Royal Enfield this motorcycle with its distinctive "black" styling, this motorcycle is all set to make a distinct statement on the roads.

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  • Tank
    Tank

    Unique ‘Black’ styling and the 3D motifs

  • Headlight
    Headlight

    A head lamp console with the projector and LED light guide Halo ring

  • Speedometer
    Speedometer

    The futuristic instrument console with the digital LCD display with the 2 independent trip meters

  • Back rest
    Back rest

    Split seats with a removable rear seat that can be used as a luggage carrier

  • Rear Brake
    Rear Brake

    A rear disc brake & retractable foot pegs

  • Brake light
    Brake light

    LED lamp with light guides

  • Engine
    Engine

    4 stroke, air cooled, all black 500cc engine.

The Ultimate Highway Cruiser
Man’s World rides the Royal Enfield Thunderbird and comes up with its take on the motorcycle.
Posted On: Wed, June 26, 2013Source: Wheels
Days of Thunder – Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500
Motoroids test the latest award winner performance motorcycle from Royal Enfield; The Thunderbird 500.
Posted On: Tue, March 19, 2013Source: Motoroids
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500: Road Test
It’s always a very exciting prospect when Royal Enfield launches a new flagship. The smallish Chennai based company has been churning out a steady stream of motorcycles almost since the days of the Raj and if anyone was to look at the kind of bike
Posted On: Mon, December 10, 2012Source: Zigwheels
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 first ride, review
 Royal Enfield’s Thunderbird 500 has received a raft of notable touches to bring it up to date. A ride reveals more. Royal Enfield first launched its Thunderbird cruiser in 2002. And the latest variant of the Thunderbird 500 was first s
Posted On: Mon, December 3, 2012Source: Hindustan times
Ride the Thunderbird, leave your worries behind
Siddhartha Lal, Managing Director of the Eicher group which owns Royal Enfield, has every reason to be pleased. The iconic manufacturer of the Bullet is now going flat out with monthly numbers of 10,000 motorcycles. By mid-2013, the company will a
Posted On: Mon, December 3, 2012Source: The Hindu Business Line
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Jun 17, 2015
Manu R

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fitted with red rooster performance silencer i got a mileage 34 km per liter(Average Speed 50-60 km per hour). The Power was awesome.

Manu R's review after using this product for 1900 KM. He uses his bike for Commuting

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May 21, 2015
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After a lot of thought and deliberation I finally went ahead and bought the TB 500 Marine. The contenders were • The Bullet Classic 350 / 500 • Harley Street 750 • Thunderbird 350 The reasons why I finally chose this were the following: • I wanted a powerful bike • A cruiser for long distance comfortable rides • A city bike to use instead of my Cars, whenever pos... Read More

Shohrat's review after using this product for 750 KM. He uses his bike for Touring

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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May 9, 2015
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I am using this bike daily 12km to office at average speed 110km/hr in Bahrain total a day 24km minimum .Now i am facing problems noise from rear while shifting down found rubber bush in side wheel hub broken, misfiring on cold start,instrument cluster set button and hazard signal button not working,2 times replaced breather pipe due to poor quality cracked and leaking.Han... Read More

Anoop's review after using this product for 10400 KM. He uses his bike for Commuting

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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May 1, 2015
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Hi, I took a test ride of TB5 on Thursday. Its amazing yaar. Booked today. and waiting for her, likely will get within 10 Days.

Sajin's review after using this product for 10 KM. He uses his bike for Touring

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Apr 23, 2015
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is the oil leakage problem still tere..

EZHILARASAN's review after using this product for 2 KM. He uses his bike for Commuting

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Thunderbird 500

engine

TypeSingle Cylinder, 4 stroke, Twinspark, Air cooled
Displacement499cc
Bore x stroke84mm x 90mm
Compression Ratio8.5:1
Maximum Power27.2 bhp @ 5250 rpm
Maximum Torque41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Ignition SystemDigital Electronic Ignition
ClutchWet, multi-plate
Gearbox5 Speed Constant Mesh
LubricationWet sump
Engine Oil15 W 50 API, SL Grade JASO MA
Fuel SupplyKeihin Electronic Fuel Injection
Air CleanerPaper Element
Engine StartElectric/Kick

chassis & suspension

TypeSingle downtube, using engine as stressed member
Front suspensionTelescopic, 41mm forks, 130mm travel
Rear suspensionTwin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload, 80mm travel

dimensions

Wheelbase1350mm
Ground Clearance140 mm
Length2060mm
Width790mm ( Without Mirrors)
Height1205mm ( Without Mirrors)
Seat Height775mm
Kerb Weight195 Kgs
Fuel Capacity20 Ltrs

brakes & tyres

Tyres Fr.90/90-19, 52P MRF Zapper FM
Tyres Rr.120/80-18, 62P MRF Zapper C
Brakes Front280mm Disc, 2-Piston caliper
Brakes Rear240mm Disc, Single piston caliper

electricals

Electrical System12 volt - DC
Battery12 volt, 14 Ah
Head LampProjection type headlamp, H7 55 / 55 W
Tail LampLED lamp with position light guides
Turn Signal LampHazard Light featured for the first time on an Indian motorcycle