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Thunderbird 500

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4.20

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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

  • 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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May 20, 2017
Abhay Kumar

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Money wastage on buying this bike

Abhay Kumar's review after using this product for 3000 KM. He uses his bike for Commuting

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1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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Apr 17, 2017
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I sold my bike today as I was tired of visiting the service centre twice every month consecutively for 2 years. This goes to all my fellow bikers out there.. DO NOT BUY TB500CC. I wasted 2 years of my savings on this bike just to bear the agony of making round trips to service centre and to sell it after 24 months in Rs 1.1lacs only. You name the part and it has problems,... Read More

Gaurav's review after using this product for 6500 KM. He uses his bike for Commuting

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28 of 31 people found this review helpful
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Mar 20, 2017
Agnello

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Royal Enfield Team has worked very hard on all of its Vehicles launched so far, but the customers need your people to work far more better with Service Centres. Service Centre Synergy Auto on Link Road at Saki Naka, needs to keep spares available at their service centres, be it small parts, rubber breather pipes, Fuel Pipes, ball bearings or Major engine parts, they ar... Read More

Agnello's review after using this product for 18500 KM. He uses his bike for Commuting

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Worst with RE after sales.you will regret if you buy RE.Service center quality is poor.some parts does not work they say its defect from company itself.Think twice before you buy this crap(RE)

Krishna Chaitanya Raju 's review after using this product for 20000 KM. He uses his bike for Touring

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32 of 37 people found this review helpful
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Jan 16, 2017
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Bikes is lovely. But the front mudguard gets damaged by hitting the front steel guard on falling into lil big road ditches. Attention to be paid to this part.

Dr Rajesh's review after using this product for 800 KM. He uses his bike for Touring

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9 of 13 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 Hazard Light featured for the first time on an Indian motorcycle