2014 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500

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Powered by a strong 499 cc, single cylinder, 4 stroke, twinspark, air cooled engine, the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 is an agile and pretty fast roadster that can deal great with everything you ask of it.

The engine generates a maximum power of 27.2 Bhp at 5250 rpm and 41.3 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm and is mated to a five speed constant mesh transmission with wet, multi-plate clutch. The bike also comes with a 20 liter tank, split seats with a removable rear seat, LED tail lamps and front and rear disc brakes.
Once on board you are greeted by a futuristic instrument console with digital LCD display with 2 independent trip meters.

In terms of colours, the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 is offered in three shades of black. Moreover, the bike’s tank features a unique ‘Black’ styling and the 3D motifs.

Hit the jump for more information on the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500.


Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500

The all new Royal Enfield Thunderbird now with a powerful 500 cc engine, a 20 litre tank, digital meter console, LED tail lamps and in three striking shades of black gives a new definition to Highway cruising.

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500

Perhaps one of the most anticipated models from the Royal Enfield stable, Thunderbird 500 is poised to enhance the pleasure of leisure motorcycling amongst the touring enthusiasts. Coming soon from Royal Enfield this motorcycle with its distinctive "black" styling, this motorcycle is all set to make a distinct statement on the roads.

2014 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Key Features:

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500

Unique ‘Black’ styling and the 3D motifs

A head lamp console with the projector and LED light guide Halo ring

The futuristic instrument console with the digital LCD display with the 2 independent trip meters

Back rest
Split seats with a removable rear seat that can be used as a luggage carrier

Rear brake
A rear disc brake & retractable foot pegs

Brake light
LED lamp with light guides

4 stroke, air cooled, all black 500cc engine.


Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500
Engine TypeSingle Cylinder, 4 stroke, Twinspark, Air cooled
Bore x stroke84mm x 90mm
Compression Ratio8.5:1
Maximum Power27.2 bhp @ 5250 rpm
Maximum Torque41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Ignition SystemDigital Electronic Ignition
ClutchWet, multi-plate
Gearbox5 Speed Constant Mesh
LubricationWet sump
Engine Oil15 W 50 API, SL Grade JASO MA
Fuel SupplyKeihin Electronic Fuel Injection
Air CleanerPaper Element
Engine StartElectric/Kick
ChassisSingle downtube, using engine as stressed member
Front suspensionTelescopic, 41mm forks, 130mm travel
Rear suspensionTwin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload, 80mm travel
Ground Clearance140 mm
Width790mm ( Without Mirrors)
Height1205mm ( Without Mirrors)
Seat Height775mm
Kerb Weight195 Kgs
Fuel Capacity20 Ltrs
Tyres Front90/90-19, 52P MRF Zapper FM
Tyres Rear120/80-18, 62P MRF Zapper C
Brakes Front280mm Disc, 2-Piston caliper
Brakes Rear240mm Disc, Single piston caliper
Electrical System12 volt - DC
Battery12 volt, 14 Ah
Head LampProjection type headlamp, H7 55 / 55 W
Tail LampLED lamp with position light guides
Turn Signal LampHazard Light featured for the first time on an Indian motorcycle

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