Average Rating Based on 140 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

  • Engne
    Engne

    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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Mar 24, 2015
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Left me speech less the ride quality a complete cruiser within my reach bought it on 23rd of march 2015 looking forward for more rides with it....

Arvind's review after using this product for 125 KM. He uses his bike for Touring

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Mar 20, 2015
Ilyas

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Hi took delivery of my TB500 on 26 Feb 2015. Awesome is the mildest word I can say about this machine. Love it to the core. Good handling, good balance, comfortable seating.handles very nice in curves and turns.love my RE thunderbird. ..love my beast... I live abroad..hence couldn't clock more miles....just went to Chennai for few days to take delivery. Miss my TB500. ... ... Read More

Ilyas's review after using this product for 300 KM. He uses his bike for Touring

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Mar 12, 2015
M@V3R!CK

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Awesome

M@V3R!CK's review after using this product for 10800 KM. He uses his bike for Touring

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Mar 7, 2015
anoop

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i got my tb500 4 weeks back, i have done 3200 km.its truly great performing bike .altough i was late to my first service which was done at 900 km bike feels so good even though few troubles like engine sound n tappet noise is lil high.

anoop's review after using this product for 3200 KM. He uses his bike for Commuting

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Feb 24, 2015
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Just got my hands on my new Thunderbird 500 a day ago. One word ---- AWESOME! Love the comfort, the road presence and most important thing; the power which is available to you! Throttle up and the bird just flies away!!! A Dream come true! Had few small issues with the speedo but got it fixed during the day of delivery itself. Everything else is just fine. Loving ... Read More

Vijeth's review after using this product for 100 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