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.

  • 2014 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Engine:
    Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Twinspark, Air cooled
  • Transmission:
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
  • Torque @ RPM:
  • Energy:
    Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
  • Displacement:
    499 cc
  • Top Speed:
    130 mph (Est.)


2014 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Exterior
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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.

2014 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Exterior
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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:

2014 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Exterior
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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.


2014 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Exterior
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Engine Type Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Twinspark, Air cooled
Displacement 499cc
Bore x stroke 84mm x 90mm
Compression Ratio 8.5:1
Maximum Power 27.2 bhp @ 5250 rpm
Maximum Torque 41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Ignition System Digital Electronic Ignition
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 5 Speed Constant Mesh
Lubrication Wet sump
Engine Oil 15 W 50 API, SL Grade JASO MA
Fuel Supply Keihin Electronic Fuel Injection
Air Cleaner Paper Element
Engine Start Electric/Kick
Chassis 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
Wheelbase 1350mm
Ground Clearance 140 mm
Length 2060mm
Width 790mm ( Without Mirrors)
Height 1205mm ( Without Mirrors)
Seat Height 775mm
Kerb Weight 195 Kgs
Fuel Capacity 20 Ltrs
Tyres Front 90/90-19, 52P MRF Zapper FM
Tyres Rear 120/80-18, 62P MRF Zapper C
Brakes Front 280mm Disc, 2-Piston caliper
Brakes Rear 240mm Disc, Single piston caliper
Electrical System 12 volt - DC
Battery 12 volt, 14 Ah
Head Lamp Projection type headlamp, H7 55 / 55 W
Tail Lamp LED lamp with position light guides
Turn Signal Lamp Hazard Light featured for the first time on an Indian motorcycle
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