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Thunderbird 500

Average Rating Based on 174 Review(s) :

4.24

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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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Sep 19, 2016
Rishabh

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One of the best thunderbird(500) I have riden till date... so much of power from 500cc engine... pickup is most awesome thing you can get from this HIGHWAY CRUISER.. till date i havent got any type of problems... I must say that if you buy a thunderbird ride at a speed of 60-65kmph for first 500 kms and then after first service get it between 60-90kms till 3000 kms then af... Read More

Rishabh's review after using this product for 1000 KM. He uses his bike for Touring

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5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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Sep 15, 2016
Prerit

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Not at all satisfied with Thunderbird 500 cc.. Had not even completed 3000 km on my bike when pickup issues cropped up, only to realise that the entire Gear Box is damaged.. Had to shell out Rs. 4000 for that.. And now within a month, the Self Start has also stopped working..

Prerit's review after using this product for 4000 KM. He uses his bike for Commuting

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6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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Sep 14, 2016
NIKHIL

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TOO MUCH PROBLEMS, MONEY WASTE, NO PERFORMANCE, SERVICE PERSONS DO NOT KNOW WHAT IS FAULT AND HOW TO REPAIR.

NIKHIL's review after using this product for 6000 KM. He uses his bike for Commuting

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11 of 21 people found this review helpful
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Sep 5, 2016
Sachin

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Superb Bike with awesome riding experience

Sachin's review after using this product for 11800 KM. He uses his bike for Touring

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4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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Aug 31, 2016
Utkarsh

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Sitting on this throne on wheels is just friggin awesome! PROS: awesome acceleration :o best in comfort :D highway handling :) feature-filled :) looks sexy {Stone} (debatable) :P can ride for hours magnificent headlights ;) superb stock horns ;) CONS: Top speed :(, only one that needs addressing, rest can be taken care of... Stock handle bars and mirrors :X... Read More

Utkarsh's review after using this product for 6000 KM. He uses his bike for Touring

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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 & above, JASO MA
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

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
Tyres Rr.120/80 - 18
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