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Thunderbird 500

Average Rating Based on 208 Review(s) :

4.14

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The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 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.

The Thunderbird 500 is poised to enhance the pleasure of leisure motorcycling amongst touring enthusiasts. With its distinctive "black" styling, this motorcycle makes 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

  • 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 208 Review(s)

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Aug 16, 2018
Naveen

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Bike performance wise very good one but after sales , for service will get bad experience only, I met with accident and changed most of the parts bought bike for 2.15 lac after accident spent 40 k exclude insurance but no use of servicing it gain.. no proper trained in brand showrooms itself .. waste of money ,,, mechanics dont know to do wheel balancing itself,, most of... Read More

Naveen's review after using this product for 10000 KM. He uses his bike for Commuting

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Aug 8, 2018
SAIRAM

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The motorcycle deserves 5/5 in all aspects. The THUNDERBIRD 500 is definitely a first class high quality motorcycle ever manufactured by Royal Enfield. I'm never tired of its appearance, even a single day, and the quality of construction is very robust. Ergonomics is so comfortable for the rider that there is no necessity to make any changes to the seats or the handlebar. ... Read More

SAIRAM's review after using this product for 1000 KM. He uses his bike for Commuting

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Jun 29, 2018
Sambhram

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I am really very very sad to say that I own a royal enfield tbts 500. Model of 2014. I have only run for around 17000 kms. But now I'm facing the fuel pump issue. As my bike fuel pump is not releasing the required amount of pressure for the petrol to run in to the engine. Well, then I managed to check for replacement for the EFI Fuel pump. OMG they say its nearly INR 1... Read More

Sambhram 's review after using this product for 17000 KM. He uses his bike for Touring

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7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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Jun 20, 2018
Somnath

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So bad experience , I suggest every one don't buy tender bird 500

Somnath 's review after using this product for 13000 KM. He uses his bike for Adventure

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8 of 13 people found this review helpful
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May 22, 2018
Mahendra

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Overall great bike.

Mahendra's review after using this product for 12000 KM. He uses his bike for Touring

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3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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Thunderbird 500

engine

TypeSingle Cylinder, 4 stroke, Spark ignition, Aircooled, Fuel injection
Displacement499cc
Bore x stroke84mm X 90 mm
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 & above, JASO MA 2
Fuel SupplyElectronic 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

Wheelbase1350 mm
Ground Clearance135 mm
Length2060 mm
Width790 mm (Without Mirrors)
Height1205 mm (Without Mirrors)
Seat Height
Kerb Weight197 Kgs (with 90% Fuel & Oil)
Fuel Capacity20 Ltr

brakes & tyres

Tyres Fr.90/90 - 19
Tyres Rr.120/80 - 18
Brakes Front280mm Disc, 2-Piston caliper
Brakes Rear240mm Disc, Single piston caliper

electricals

Electrical System12 volt - DC
Battery12 volt, 14Ah
Head LampProjection type headlamp, H7 55 / 55 W
Tail LampLED lamp with position light guides
Turn Signal Lamp12V, R10W X4nos