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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500

1,73,536

EMI Starts at Rs. 4,861 | Get Finance
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EMI Tenure Bank Interest % Installments EMI Total
12 Months 15% Rs. 15,000 Rs. 45,000
18 Months 15% Rs. 15,000 Rs. 45,000
24 Months 15% Rs. 15,000 Rs. 45,000
30 Months 15% Rs. 15,000 Rs. 45,000
36 Months 15% Rs. 15,000 Rs. 45,000
48 Months 15% Rs. 15,000 Rs. 45,000

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Snapshot
Cruiser
Power
27.2 bhp
@ 5250 rpm
Engine
499
cc
Mileage
39
kmpl
Torque
41.3 Nm
@ 4000 rpm
Pros
Signature exhaust note
High Torque
Retro Design
Cons
Price
Build Quality could be better

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Features and Overview

The 2016 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 is a cruiser bike from the stables of Royal Enfield. A true-blue highway cruiser, the bike comes with mini-ape hanger style handlebars and forward-set foot control levers that provide the requisite ‘armchair’ comfort while riding over long distances, while a 20-liter fuel tank enables you to ride for longer without refuelling. The bike is fitted with a long list of standard features, such as day-time running lights, projector headlight, digital info readout, hazard lights, split seats, pillion backrest, and LED tail lights. Also included are front and rear disc brakes, electric start, high-density foam seats and gas-charged shock absorbers.

The 2016 Thunderbird 500 mileage is about 25kmpl. The bike is available in three different shades of black. The Thunderbird 500 price as of January 2016 is Rs.1,73,536(ex-showroom, Delhi).

As a cruiser, the The Thunderbird 500 comes equipped with mini-ape hanger handlebars and forward-set foot control levers. This provides for a comfortable seating posture, and enables the one to ride long distances without tiring. The long wheelbase and low seat height of the bike aid stability while riding at highway speeds.

The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 is powered by an air-cooled 346cc single cylinder engine that outputs 19.8 bhp and 28 Nm of torque Drive is transmitted to the rear wheels via a 5-speed constant mesh gearbox.

The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 employs telescopic front forks and twin gas-charged hydraulic shock absorbers. The suspension features a moderately soft setup, and is optimized for comfortable long distance riding, without compromising on its dynamic characteristics.

The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 uses a single 280mm disc brake at the front wheel and 240mm disc brake at the rear.

The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 is best suited for those who ride long-distances regularly, although it can also be used for daily commutes as well.

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Tech Specifications

Engine
Displacement
499 cc
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Displacement

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249 cc
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499 cc
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499 cc
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59.9 cc
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499 cc
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2294 cc
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Engine Configuration
Air-cooled, 4-stroke single cylinder
Average
Cylinders
1
Great
Mileage
39 Kmpl
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39 Kmpl
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53 Kmpl
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8 Kmpl
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39 Kmpl
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102 Kmpl
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Peak Torque
41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
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21.37 bhp
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41.3 bhp
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41.3 bhp
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4.5 bhp
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41.3 bhp
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221 bhp
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Peak Power
27.2 bhp @ 5250 rpm
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19.8 bhp
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27.2 bhp
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3.5 bhp
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27.2 bhp
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198 bhp
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Ignition
Good
Transmission
5 Gears
Good
Bore X Stroke
Good
Compression Ratio
8.5 : 1
Good
Clutch Type
Wet, multi-plate
Good
Fuel Delivery System
Fuel Injection
Good
Starter Type
Kick and Electric Start
Good
Cooling System
Air Cooled
Good
Wheels & Brakes
Front Tyre
90 / 90 x 19 - 52 P
Good
Rear Tyre
120 / 80 x 18 62 P
Average
Front Brake
Disc, dia. 280mm
Great
Rear Brake
Disc, dia 240mm
Good
Wheel Type
NA
Good
Chassis & Suspension
Chassis Types
Single downtube, using engine as stressed member
Good
Front Suspension
Telescopic, 41 mm forks, 130mm travel
Average
Rear Suspension
Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step preload adjustment, 80mm travel
Great
Dimensions
Tank Capacity
20 Litres
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4 litres
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20 litres
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27 litres
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Wheel Base
1350 mm
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1135 mm
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1805 mm
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Length
2060 mm
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1750 mm
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2634 mm
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Height
1205 mm
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660 mm
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Width
790 mm
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640 mm
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1030 mm
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Ground Clearance
140 mm
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220 mm
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100 mm
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318 mm
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Kerb Weight
195 Kg
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195 Kg
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195 Kg
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167 Kg
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82 Kg
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195 Kg
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480.8 Kg
The Best

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Technology

Ever wondered how the fuel injection technology works? Read on to find out

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Maintenance & Service

Evaluate Running Cost
Kms Done/Yr
Km
Mileage
Kmpl
Cost of Fuel
/litre
Service Cost
/year
Total Running Cost (Fuel + Service) / Year
18,010

Service Schedule

Service 1
Service 2
Service 3
Service 4
Service 5
Service 6
Kilometers
500
Days From Last Service
45
Type Of Service
Free
Changes
Change Engine Oil, Oil Filter, Clean Spark Plug & Air Filter
Kilometers
3000
Days From Last Service
90
Type Of Service
Free
Changes
Top up Engine oil, Clean Spark Plug & Air Filter
Kilometers
6000
Days From Last Service
90
Type Of Service
Free
Changes
Change Engine Oil, Oil Filter, Clean Spark Plug & Air Filter
Kilometers
9000
Days From Last Service
90
Type Of Service
Free
Changes
Top up Engine oil, Clean Spark Plug & Air Filter
Kilometers
12000
Days From Last Service
90
Type Of Service
Paid
Changes
Change Engine Oil, Oil Filter, Replace Spark Plug & Air Filter
Kilometers
15000
Days From Last Service
90
Type Of Service
Paid
Changes
Top up Engine oil, Clean Spark Plug & Air Filter
The resale value of the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 in
after having been used for a period of years is

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Reviews (1)

Anonymous
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I own a TB500 black color from nov. 2013. Riding experience has been awesome. I have been to Ladakh ,kaza , sach pass, rohtang pass and many other high altitude places on My TB. All kinds of terrains from sand to slush to rivers. All conquered and never have felt low on power. This bike is just awesome awesome and awesome. Very comfortable on long routes , no fatigue at all. Mielage of 32-34 on highway is pretty impressive for a 500cc bike . Only small problem i feel is lack of quality in Paint work and rust. RE should look to increase their quality on this. Rest Bike gives a Feel like good ... ()

Posted On 6 APRIL, 2014
Anonymous
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I own a TB500 black color from nov. 2013. Riding experience has been awesome. I have been to Ladakh ,kaza , sach pass, rohtang pass and many other high altitude places on My TB. All kinds of terrains from sand to slush to rivers. All conquered and never have felt low on power. This bike is just awesome awesome and awesome. Very comfortable on long routes , no fatigue at all. Mielage of 32-34 on highway is pretty impressive for a 500cc bike . Only small problem i feel is lack of quality in Paint work and rust. RE should look to increase their quality on this. Rest Bike gives a Feel like good ... ()

Posted On 6 APRIL, 2014