Average Rating Based on 151 Review(s) :

4.22

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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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Average Rating Based on 151 Review(s)

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Aug 19, 2015
shiraz

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Everything was smooth and nice till 100 odd kilometers... and than my tail bone started to break into pieces.. yes it hurts like someone shot you down there.. please do something with that seat Royal enfield... But otherwise the bike is a real treat in highways.. moves like a rocket.. handling, power, breaking, suspension and stability is awesome. The rear view mirrors ar... Read More

shiraz's review after using this product for 1150 KM. He uses his bike for Touring

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Aug 10, 2015
Siddharth

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Bought this awesome bike few months back. This is best cruiser bike available in Indian market today. Power is awesome, handling is better & seating position is so comfortable that you can easily ride for long kms. Bike always feel planted on road and handling give you that extra confidence which you need while riding. Its best for Mumbai traffic as well as Highway rides. ... Read More

Siddharth's review after using this product for 2100 KM. He uses his bike for Commuting

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Jul 30, 2015
Praveen

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I'm facing a starting trouble in this bike I did complain about this issue to service center and I wasn't getting a satisfied response from the service... and wheher can I use speed petrol for this bike?

Praveen's review after using this product for 1020 KM. He uses his bike for Commuting

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Jul 15, 2015
Jubin

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Easy to ride.. Perfect Bike

Jubin's review after using this product for 7000 KM. He uses his bike for Commuting

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Jul 4, 2015
Sujit

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Very Comfortable riding, although the pillion seat is not so well designed. Excellent on continuous long distance riding. The bike is difficult to maneuver in Mumbai traffic, but feels like a king when no one honks at you even on packed roads.

Sujit's review after using this product for 11000 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