In this post we are discussing about the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 review. Hope you like this review. Royal Enfield found the biggest challenge in the changing motoring world, and there was great pressure on the company to change itself. There was no shortage of the number of bullet seekers, but everyone wanted that their favorite bikes should come with new technological features that remain companies are doing in other motorcycles.
Royal Enfield also understood the need to step up with time but did not compromise with its identity. The bullet changed and the bullet has changed a lot according to today’s youth. Now it is running the magic of its popularity on many variants and people as different models.
Once again, the bullet’s craze is talking to the youths in the head. Royal Enfield is currently selling motorbikes like Thunderbird, Classic, Continental GT and Himalayan in the market. We driven its recently launched bike, RE Thunderbird 500 and tried to know how much of this motorcycle has been able to adapt itself to the young intelligencia with changing times. Have a look on the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 review.
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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 looks
Thunderbird 500 was a lot of days in the market, and now this motorcycle has not only exceeded the numbers game but has also given it a strong image to its credibility. Always following the concept of simple and simple design, this motorcycle is considered simply by its powerful image in the name of beauty. It is known only by seeing how powerful it can be. Thunderbird 350 and 500 have not made any changes based on the design, just the engine manipulation. It is not a superbike nor does it look like a motorcycle follows such a thing. It is a motorcycle with a large chassis and heavy metal with a simple and simple design language, which you can only complain that if its weight was reduced, its power to weight ratio would have improved and it would do better performance. But the answer is that it has been liked since the beginning, if the Royal Enfield compromised its heavily, people will feel frustrated. It is a comfortable cruise and has the ability to go far without being tired. We will talk further about its concert. It is loaded with a well-integrated 20-litre fuel tank has you riding without interruptions. A newly positioned fuel cap helps you will up to the brim.
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Engine and Mileage
Now the engine used in this motorcycle is quite modern. The engine is equipped with single cylinder, 4 stroke, twin spark, air cooled engine and 499 cc power house. The engine churns out the power of 27.2 bhp at 5250 rpm and its torque is 41.3 nm which is generated at 4000 rpm. It has a digital electronic ignition system. Talk about its clutch, then this weight multi plate. It has a 5-speed gearbox, which completely shifts itself on every single revolver in its engine. I do not compete with this motorcycle just because someone else’s style and method are completely different. Despite its engine being of such a large capacity, there is a lot of fuel efficiency. If you ride it with a slight shifting on a constant speed, then it gives you mileage up to 40 kmph. However, this is not possible in today’s traffic environment. Therefore, assume that this bike will mileage approximately 25 kmph.
See More: Royal Enfield Himalayan Review
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Riding Experience
I agree with its low-capacity 350 cc Thunderbird in riding experience. I had run 250 to about 280 kilometers in Kota to Jaipur and during that time I covered several hilly paths like Bundi, Tonk, Jaipur. But during the riding, I wanted to have a 195 kilo heavy bike that its engine should be bigger. When I ran 500 in Jaipur, one thing was understandable that if I had run this bike in Bundi then my wish would have been fulfilled which I was hoping for. At the speed of 120 kmph, it runs perfectly in control, but it goes on, but it seems that it will not be safe to run on it. It is a cruising motorcycle whose purpose is to go far and away from comfortably. Its riding position is quite comfortable but its body weight at the corner makes you realize that you are riding a very heavy motorcycle.
Anser: Why You Should Buy Thunderbird 500
If you are a rider and are fond of riding a bike for long distance, then buying this motorcycle worth Rs 2 lakh will not be disappointed. But if your hobby is to buy only one bullet at home, then buying 350 Thunderbird will be better and you will also save about 50 thousand rupees. If you want a smart mileage motorcycle, then taking care of it will also be unfair. It is riding a motorcycle amateurs, it can be expected not only mileage but also a fun one
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Price in India
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 was launched at handsome price tag of Rs1.63 lakhs (ex-showroom, Jaipur). You can check out on road price of this bike by contacting nearby dealers.
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Safety Features
The braking duties are managed by the large front and rear disc. The motorcycle is featured with projector headlamp with LED Light and its guide halo ring makes for one powerful headlight. It is also sported with single ring parking and hazard
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Technical information
- Engine capacity and type 499 cc, single cylinder, 4 stroke twin spark, aircold
- Maximum power 27.2 bhp @ 5250 rpm
- Maximum torque 41.3 nm @ 4000 rpm
- Wheelbase 1350 millimeters
- Ground clearance 140 millimeters
- Length 2060 millimeters
- Width 790 millimeters
- Height 1205 millimeters
- Weight 195kg
- Tank capacity 20 liters
- Front tyre 90 / 90-19
- Rear tyre 120 / 80-30
- Front brake 280 mm disc, 2 piston caliper
- Rear brake 240 MM disk single piston caliper
- Price: 1.74 lakh Ex-Showroom (Delhi)
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Tyre Size, Shades and Variants
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 runs on spoke wheels that comes with different sizes including a 19inch spoke wheel at its front end and 18 inch wheel at the rear side. The bike is available 5 different paint schemes- Stone, Marine, Lightning, Flickr, and Asphalt.
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 News
Royal Enfield recently updated Thunderbird 500 with the ABS system. The bike is now available at 2.05 lakh (ex-showroom), premium of Rs 15,000 on standard version. There are 12 bikes on offer at that price point. What the list looks like here-
Besides Thunderbird 500 ABS, Royal Enfield offers two models with ABS; Thunderbird 500X ABS and Classic 500 Thunderbird 500X is a more modern, custom motorcycle standardized version of the bike. While the ABS version costs 2.13 lakhs, the standard version is 1.98 lakh rupees.