Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X ABS

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X belongs to brand’s new X series that is a special edition range of motorcycles. The model is different from the standard Thunderbird and is a modern classic motorcycle. The highlighted features of the bike include blacked out frame, engine, crankcase, suspension and alloy wheels. Other than this, the Thunderbird 500X receives new colours such as White, Blue, and red. The powertrain is all similar to the regular model.

2,14,516 *
* Ex-Showroom Price

Launch Date : 28 Feb 2018

Available color(s): Drifter Blue Getaway Orange

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X ABS Full Specifications


Displacement (cc) 499
Engine Type 4 stroke, Twinspark
No. of Cylinders Single
Maximum Power 27.2 BHP @ 5250 RPM
Maximum Torque 41.3 NM @ 4000 RPM
Starter System Electric 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 caliper, ABS


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


Battery Maintenance free 14V, 12Ah
Tail Light LED lamp with position light guides
Dashboard Digital Analog
Headlamp Projection type headlamp, H7 55 / 55 W


Ground Clearance (mm) 135
Wheelbase (mm) 1350


Colors Drifter Blue, Getaway Orange


Fuel Tank Capacity (litres) 20
Fuel Consumption City (kmpl) 25.00
Fuel Consumption Highway (kmpl) 30.00

SAGMart Reviews on Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X ABS

What’s Good

The 2018 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X is a contemporary iteration of the standard Thunderbird model. With alterations that have been made to give the motorcycle a modern appeal with the crisp of sportier stance take over the older Thunderbird. The Thunderbird now is an upmarket model that is ready to lock its horns with available offerings in the segment such as the UM Renegade Sport S. Here is the list of changes which not only distinguishes the Thunderbird X from the regular one but also are capable of drawing good volume for the automaker.

  • Flat Wider Handler
  • Short Matte Black Exhaust Setup
  • Thin, Flat Single Piece Seat
  • Upright Riding Posture
  • Tinier LED Tail Lamp
  • No Pillion Backrest
  • Blacked Out Cycle Parts and Colour Schemes

Power and Mileage

Mechanically, the 500X did not witness any changes from the standard Thunderbird. It continues with the identical 499cc, air-cooled fuel-injected single cylinder engine, to propel this modern classic. The power transmission will be handled by the similar five-speed gearbox sourced from the regular Thunderbird model. The generated power and torque figures are 27.5PS and 41.3Nm.

Nothing is new at powertrain front so the performance and mileage will also be as of the Thunderbird 500. The Thunderbird 500 as per its road test, can reach up to the top speed of 119.32 kmph and returns the fuel efficiency of 33.20kmpl in the city and 37.41kmpl on highway conditions. The similar results are expected with this Thunderbird 500X model too.

Engine Specs

  • 499cc, Single-Cylinder Engine
  • Fuel Injection System
  • Power: 27.5PS
  • Torque: 41.3Nm
  • Five Speed Gearbox
  • Mileage: 33.20kmpl (Approx.)

Handling and Riding

The RE Thunderbird 500X gets a new flatter handlebar instead of pullback unit of the Thunderbird 500 model. In association with redesigned seat, this new handlebar offers an easier approach, more control and better response for the rider in heavy traffic conditions too.

Thanks to promising suspension setup, the pot holes and bumpy surfaces not been able to hamper your ride quality. Also, it ensures easy handling and confident feel on the bike with the introduction of disc brakes on both wheels. However, the ABS is not on offer even as an optional extra.


Based on single downtube chassis, the Thunderbird 500X is not only a safe to ride tourer not only for the rider but also for the pillion with the fitments such as 41mm telescopic front forks and twin shock absorbers with the 5-step adjustable setup. To decelerate the bike, 280mm front disc with 2-piston calliper and 240mm rear disc with single-piston calliper are on work that tame the motorcycle in less distance travelled.


Available at the price sticker of INR 1.98 lakh (ex-showroom) that is INR 8,000 premium over the Thunderbird 500, the 500X is a good deal. It now offers you a set of new alloy wheels, an aftermarket appeal with new bright colours that are in amalgamation with the blackout theme and upgraded seating position well suited for urban conditions. A worth option to purchase in segment and pricing.

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