Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 ABS

Thunderbird 500 is another royal motorcycle by Royal Enfield. It is powered by a 500cc engine, black styling, headlamp with projector and LED tail lamp. This motorcycle is available in three different and vibrant shades of black.

2,06,645 *
* Ex-Showroom Price

Launch Date : 11 Oct 2012

Available color(s): Stone Marine Lighting Flicker Asphalt

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 ABS Full Specifications


Displacement (cc) 499
Engine Type 4 Stroke, Spark Ignition, BS-IV Engine
No. of Cylinders Single
Maximum Power 27.2 BHP @ 5250 RPM
Maximum Torque 41.3 NM @ 4000 RPM
Starter System Self Start/Kick Start
Fuel Delivery System Keihin Electronic Fuel Injection
Ignition Digital Electronic Ignition
Cooling System Air Cooled
Gears 5-Speed
Clutch Wet, Multi-Plate
Bore (mm) 84
Stroke (mm) 90


Chassis Type Single Downtube, Using Engine As Stressed Member
Front Suspension Telescopic, 41mm Forks, 130mm Travel
Rear Suspension Twin Gas Charged Shock Absorbers with 5-step Adjustable Preload, 80mm Travel


Front Brake 280mm Disc, 2-Piston Caliper, ABS
Rear Brake 240mm Disc, Single Piston Floating Caliper


Front Tyre Size 90/90-19, 52P MRF Zapper FM
Rear Tyre Size 120/80-18, 62P MRF Zapper C
Wheel Size (inches) 19
Wheel Type Spoke


Battery 12 volt, 14 Ah
Tail Light LED Lamp with Position Light Guides
Dashboard 12 volt - DC
Headlamp Projection Type Headlamp, H7 55 / 55 W, AHO


Length (mm) 2060
Width (mm) 790
Height (mm) 1205
Weight (Kg) 195
Ground Clearance (mm) 140
Wheelbase (mm) 1350


Colors Marine, Lightning, Stone, Flicker, Asphalt


Fuel Tank Capacity (litres) 20
Reserve Fuel 2.5
Fuel Consumption City (kmpl) 20.00
Fuel Consumption Highway (kmpl) 25.00

SAGMart Reviews on Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 ABS

What's good:

It is a cruiser motorcycle, which is an avatar of Royal Enfield 350cc. It gets digital instrument console that carries an LED display. The motorcycle makes the real sense of the dynamic cruiser with its powerful engine and style. The bike featuring with a digital instrument console, a projector headlamp and LED tail light that gives it a royal look. Few of its pros are given below:

  • Excellent Ride Quality
  • Good Looking
  • Massive Performance
  • Dynamic Riding Quality

What's bad:

The Thunderbird 500 gives an amazing riding experience to the riders, but there is some issue related to the performance and style that could spoil the mood of the riders. Few of its cons are given below:

  • Poor Tyres
  • Seat Not Very Comfortable
  • Spoke Wheels
  • Poor Mileage

Power to mileage:

The refined engine and dynamic technology gives outstanding performance in its series. The Thunderbird 500 is powered by a 499cc four stroke, single cylinder and liquid-cooled engine. The powerful engine is capable of delivering stunning power and torque such as it produces 27.2 BHP of power at 5,250 RPM and makes 41.3 NM of torque at 5,000 RPM. All the power sent to the rear wheel via a five speed constant mesh transmission. Few of its power to mileage are given below:

  • 499cc Engine
  • Bharat Stage IV (BS4)
  • Maximum Power 27.2 BHP at 5,250 RPM
  • Maximum Torque 41.3 NM at 5,000 RPM
  • Kerb Weight 195 kgs
  • Wet Multi-Plate Clutch

Handling and riding:

The series of Royal Enfield offers a dynamic class ride with its impressive handlebar and comfortable seat. Furthermore, the Thunderbird 500 is also featured with an impressive handlebar that gives a comfortable ride on the highway, and there is a plenty of room between the handlebar and seat that gives straight line sitting positing to the rider.


The Royal Enfield bikes are designed in well manner that gives maximum safety.  The Thunderbird 500 is a heavy machine but it is easy to handle the bike in city areas as well as open road. Furthermore, it comes with standard disc brakes that gives a greater stability under the emergency braking. Few of its safety features are given below:

  • Front Disk Brake with Two Piston Callipers
  • Automatic Headlamp On (AHO)
  • Rear Disc Brake with Single Piston Callipers
  • Projector Headlamp
  • Front Telescopic Suspension
  • LED Tail Light


The thunderbird 500 is a top variant of Royal Enfield. The increment in the powertrain makes it more powerful bike than its lower variant. Therefore, the price of this variant is higher than Thunderbird 350.

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