Royal Enfield Himalayan vs Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500

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Rs1,73,900*
*On Road Price Delhi
Rs1,99,401*
*On Road Price Delhi

Himalayan vs Thunderbird 500

Royal Enfield Himalayan vs Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500: Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 is the more fuel efficient one with a claimed mileage of 30 Kmpl while the claimed figure for Royal Enfield Himalayan STD is . Royal Enfield Himalayan is priced at Rs 1,73,900 (On road, Delhi) while Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 is the costlier one priced at Rs 1,99,401 (On road, Delhi). Himalayan is available in 3 colour options while Thunderbird 500 has 5 colours to choose from. Himalayan churns out a power of 24.83 PS @ 6500 rpm while Thunderbird 500 produces 27.5 PS @ 5250 rpm.

Overview

Mileage (ARAI)NA30 Kmpl
Front BrakeDiscDisc
Rear BrakeDiscDisc
Wheel TypeSpokeSpoke
StartingSelf Start OnlyKick and Self Start
Fuel Capacity15 Ltrs20 L
Engine TypeSingle Cylinder, 4 stroke, Air cooled, SOHC, Fuel InjectionSingle Cylinder, 4 Stroke
Displacement411 cc499 cc
Maximum Speed122 kmphNA
Gear Box5 Speed5 Speed
Fuel TypePetrolPetrol
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Engine and Transmission

Engine TypeSingle Cylinder, 4 stroke, Air cooled, SOHC, Fuel InjectionSingle Cylinder, 4 Stroke
Displacement411 cc499 cc
Maximum Power24.83 PS @ 6500 rpm27.5 PS @ 5250 rpm
Maximum Torque32 Nm @ 4250 rpm41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
StartingSelf Start OnlyKick and Self Start
Maximum Speed122 kmphNA
Cooling SystemAir CooledAir Cooled
Gear Box5 Speed5 Speed
ClutchWet, Multi-PlateWet, Multi-Plate
No. of Cylinders11
Drive TypeChain DriveChain Drive
Valves (per cylinder)NA2
Bore78 mm84 mm
Stroke86 mm90 mm
Supply SystemFuel Injection Fuel Injection
Transmission TypeManualManual
Compression Ratio9.5:18.5:1

Tyres and Brakes

Tyre SizeFront :-90/90 - 21, Rear :-120/90 - 17

Front :-90/90-19

Rear :-120/80-18

Tyre TypeTubeTube
Wheel SizeFront :-21 inch, Rear :-18 inch

Front :-19 inch

Rear :-18 inch

Front BrakeDiscDisc
Rear BrakeDiscDisc
Optimum Tyre pressure (Rider)28 psiNA
Optimum Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion)28 psiNA
Front Brake Diameter300 mm, Disc 2-Piston Floating Caliper280 mm
Rear Brake Diameter240 mm, Disc Single Piston Floating Caliper240 mm

Features and Safety

SpeedometerAnalogueAnalogue
TachometerAnalogueAnalogue
OdometerDigitalDigital
TripmeterDigitalDigital
ABSNoNo
CBSNoNo
EBSNoNo
Body GraphicsNANo
Carry HookNoNo
Fuel economy IndicatorYesYes
Unique FeaturesNAHazard Lamp
Seat TypeSplitSplit
ConsoleAnalogue and DigitalAnalogue and Digital
ClockNoYes
Passenger BackrestNoYes
Step-up SeatYesYes
Passenger FootrestYesYes
Underseat StorageNoNA
Traction ControlNoNo
Cruise ControlNoNo
NavigationNoNo
Quick ShifterNoNo
Launch ControlNoNo
Power ModesNoNo
Adjustable WindscreenNoNo
Mobile ConnectivityNoNo

Chassis and Suspension

Chassis/FrameHalf-Duplex Split Cradle FrameSingle Downtube, Using Engine As Stressed Member
Front SuspensionTelescopic, 41 mm Forks, 200 mm TravelTelescopic Forks
Rear SuspensionMonoshock with Linkage, 180 mm Wheel TravelTwin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload

Dimensions

Length2190 mm2060 mm
Height1360 mm1205 mm
Width840 mm790 mm
Ground Clearance220 mm135 mm
Saddle Height800 mm775 mm
Kerb Weight191 Kg197 Kg
Wheelbase1465 mm1350 mm
Fuel Capacity15 Ltrs20 L

Electricals

IgnitionDigital electronic ignitionDigital Electronic Ignition
Head Lamp12V H4 60 / 55 WProjector
Tail LampLEDLED
Turn Signal LampBulbBulb
Pass SwitchYesYes
Projector HeadlightNoYes
Battery TypeVRLADC
Battery Capacity12 V, 8 Ah12 V, 14 Ah
Low Fuel IndicatorYesYes
Pilot LampsNoNo
LED Tail LightYesYes
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