Himalayan vs Thunderbird 500

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Rs1,87,606 *
*On Road Price Delhi
Rs2,12,878 *
*On Road Price Delhi
Rs1,56,358 *
*On Road Price Delhi

Royal Enfield Himalayan vs Royal Enfield 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 29.48 kmpl. Royal Enfield Himalayan is priced at Rs 1,87,606 (On road, Delhi) while Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 is the costlier one priced at Rs 2,12,878 (On road, Delhi). Himalayan is available in 2 colour options while Thunderbird 500 has 5 colours to choose from. Himalayan churns out a power of 24.5 bhp @ 6500 rpm while Thunderbird 500 produces 27.57PS @ 5250 rpm.

Overview

Mileage29.48 kmpl30 Kmpl26.50 kmpl
Front BrakeDiscDiscDisc
Rear BrakeDiscDiscDisc
Wheel TypeSpokeSpokeAlloy
StartingSelf Start OnlyKick and Self StartSelf Start Only
Fuel Capacity15 Ltrs19 Ltrs13 L
Engine TypeSingle Cylinder, 4 stroke, Air cooled, SOHC, Fuel InjectionSingle Cylinder, 4 Stroke, Twinspark, Air CooledTriple Spark, 4-valve, Fuel Injected DTS-i engine with Liquid Cooling
Displacement411 cc499 cc373.3 cc
Maximum Speed130 Kmph120 Kmph148 kmph
Gear Box5 Speed5 Speed6 Speed
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrol

Engine and Transmission

Engine TypeSingle Cylinder, 4 stroke, Air cooled, SOHC, Fuel InjectionSingle Cylinder, 4 Stroke, Twinspark, Air CooledTriple Spark, 4-valve, Fuel Injected DTS-i engine with Liquid Cooling
Displacement411 cc499 cc373.3 cc
Mileage29.48 kmpl30 Kmpl26.50 kmpl
Maximum Power24.5 bhp @ 6500 rpm27.57PS @ 5250 rpm35 PS @ 8000 rpm
Maximum Torque32 Nm @ 4250 rpm41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm35 Nm @ 6500 rpm
StartingSelf Start OnlyKick and Self StartSelf Start Only
Maximum Speed130 Kmph120 Kmph148 kmph
Cooling SystemAir CooledAir CooledLiquid Cooled
Gear Box5 Speed5 Speed6 Speed
ClutchWet, Multi-PlateWet, Multi-PlateSlipper Clutch
No. of Cylinders111
Drive TypeChain DriveChain DriveChain Drive
Valves (per cylinder)NA24
Bore78 mm84 mmNA
Stroke86 mm90 mmNA
Supply SystemFuel Injection Fuel Injection NA
Transmission TypeManualManualManual

Tyres and Brakes

Tyre SizeFront :-90/90 - 21, Rear :-120/90 - 17Front :- 90/90-19" 52P, Rear :-120/80-18" 62P

Front :-110/70 - 17

Rear :-150/60-17

Tyre TypeTubeTubeTubeless
Wheel SizeFront :-21 inch, Rear :-18 inchFront :-19 inch, Rear :-18 inch

Front :-17 inch

Rear :-17 inch

Front BrakeDiscDiscDisc
Rear BrakeDiscDiscDisc
Optimum Tyre pressure (Rider)28 psiNA25 psi
Optimum Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion)28 psiNA25 psi
Front Brake Diameter300 mm, Disc 2-Piston Floating Caliper280 mm320 mm
Rear Brake Diameter240 mm, Disc Single Piston Floating Caliper240 mm230 mm

Features and Safety

SpeedometerAnalogueAnalogueDigital
TachometerAnalogueAnalogueDigital
OdometerDigitalDigitalDigital
TripmeterDigitalDigitalNA
ABSNoNoNo
CBSNoNoNo
Body GraphicsNANoNA
Carry HookNoNoNA
Fuel economy IndicatorYesYesNA
Seat TypeSplitSplitSplit
ConsoleAnalogue and DigitalAnalogue and DigitalDigital
ClockNoYesDigital
Passenger BackrestNoYesNA
Step-up SeatYesYesYes
Passenger FootrestYesYesYes
Underseat StorageNoNoNA

Chassis and Suspension

Chassis/FrameHalf-Duplex Split Cradle FrameSingle Downtube, Using Engine As Stressed MemberBeam Type Perimeter Frame
Front SuspensionTelescopic, 41 mm Forks, 200 mm TravelTelescopic ForksTelescopic 43 mm Forks
Rear SuspensionMonoshock with Linkage, 180 mm Wheel TravelTwin gas charged shock absorbersMulti Step Adjustable Mono Shock

Dimensions

Length2190 mm2060 mm2156 mm
Height1360 mm1205 mm1112 mm
Width840 mm790 mm813 mm
Ground Clearance220 mm140 mm157 mm
Saddle Height800 mm775 mmNA
Kerb Weight191 Kgs192 Kgs182 kg
Wheelbase1465 mm1350 mm1453 mm
Fuel Capacity15 Ltrs19 Ltrs13 L

Electricals

IgnitionDigital electronic ignitionDigital Electronic IgnitionNA
Head Lamp12V H4 60 / 55 WProjection Type Headlamp, H7 55 / 55 WFull LED
Tail LampLEDLEDLED
Turn Signal LampBulbBulbLED
Pass SwitchYesYesYes
Projector HeadlightNoYesNA
Battery TypeVRLANAMaintenance Free
Battery Capacity12 V, 8 Ah12 V, 14 Ah12 V - 8 Ah
Low Fuel IndicatorYesYesNA
Pilot LampsNoNoNA
LED Tail LightYesLED lamp with position light guidesLED Type
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