Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 is the more powerful version of the Thunderbird 350 and comes with a 500cc UCE engine with fuel injection. Suitable for long rides, the Thunderbird 500 is capable of high-speed cruising and delivers better throttle response due to the fuel injection system. It shares other features and cycle parts with the Thunderbird 350. The Thunderbird was first launched in 2005 with a 350cc engine and was given a 500cc unit in 2013. The Thunderbird 350 and 500 share their engine with the Classic 350 and 500. In terms of features, the 500cc cruiser gets an electric start, instrument panel with a digital fuel gauge and other sensors for low oil and side stand.
4-stroke, air-cooled all black 500cc engine
Disc brake at the rear
Headlamp console with projector and LED Halo ring
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500's overall design is a blend of classic and modern cruiser motorcycles. The halo ring in the headlamp housing makes it stand out and the twin instrument panel is also a distinctive touch. The motorcycle shares its design with the Thunderbird 350.
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 has been designed to keep the rider comfortable. The traditional cruiser style handlebar and forward set footpegs make for a relaxed riding stance. The seat too is large and well cushioned.
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 is powered by a 499cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that produces 27.20 bhp at 5,250 rpm and 41.30 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm.
The engine is paired to a five-speed manual transmission with a wet, multiplate clutch.
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 comes with 280 mm disc up front and at the back, it gets a 240 mm disc with two-piston callipers.
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 has a fuel tank capacity of 20 litres with a 3.5-litre reserve and is capable of delivering a range of about 600 km on one full tank.
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