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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X

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499 ccEngine
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NATop Speed
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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X Highlights

28 February 2018: The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X adds spice to the Thunderbird family and is now available to buy at price of Rs 2,19,189 (On road, Delhi). The new model gets uplifted in terms of style, comfort and riding stance. The notable features on the bright and gaudy-looking Thunderbird 500X are its blacked-out components (engine, headlight, twin-pod cluster, alloy wheels, exhaust and front fork), black grab rail beside the pillion seat, 9-spoke alloy wheels with tubeless tyres and the seating. A long single-seat piece has been included in place of the standard split seats. The gas charged dual shocks at the rear also get the matte black finish at the top and bottom. The dials on the cluster are decorated with chrome that certainly adds sparkle to the bike’s overall appearance. With bright colour options on offer (Getaway orange and Drifter blue), the bike looks to grab the attention of the youth more than anyone else. The new Thunderbird 500X continues to draw power from the stock 499cc air-cooled, Twin-spark, single-cylinder, 4-stroke engine with fuel injection. Mated to the 5-speed transmission system, the bike produces 27.2PS of power and a peak torque of 41.3Nm at 4,000rpm. There are 41mm telescopic forks at the front and 5-step adjustable preload twin gas charged shocks at the rear. The braking duties are taken care of by the 280mm front disc and 240mm rear disc brakes. The brand still hasn’t considered incorporating ABS on the Thunderbird. Read more...

Thunderbird 500X Bike Price and Variants

VariantSTD
Ex-Showroom PriceRs 1,98,000
EMIRs 6312
Start MechanismKick and Self Start
Front BrakeDisc
Rear BrakeDisc
Tyre & WheelAlloy

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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X Specifications

Overview

Front BrakeDisc
Rear BrakeDisc
Wheel TypeAlloy
StartingKick and Self Start
Fuel Capacity20 L
Engine TypeSingle Cylinder, 4-Stroke, Twinspark
Displacement499 cc
Gear Box5-Speed
Fuel TypePetrol

Engine and Transmission

Engine TypeSingle Cylinder, 4-Stroke, Twinspark
Displacement499 cc
Maximum Power27.57 PS @ 5250 rpm
Maximum Torque41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
StartingKick and Self Start
Cooling SystemAir Cooled
Gear Box5-Speed
No. of Cylinders1
Drive TypeChain Drive
Supply SystemFuel Injection
Transmission TypeManual

Tyres and Brakes

Tyre Size

Front :-90/90-18

Rear :-120/80-18

Tyre TypeTubeless
Radial TyresYes
Wheel Size

Front :-18 inch

Rear :-18 inch

Front BrakeDisc
Rear BrakeDisc
Front Brake Diameter280 mm
Rear Brake Diameter240 mm

Features and Safety

SpeedometerAnalogue
TachometerAnalogue
OdometerDigital
TripmeterDigital
ABSNo
CBSNo
EBSNo
Seat TypeSingle
ConsoleAnalogue and Digital
Step-up SeatNo
Passenger FootrestYes
Traction ControlNo
Cruise ControlNo
NavigationNo
Quick ShifterNo
Launch ControlNo
Power ModesNo
Adjustable WindscreenNo
Mobile ConnectivityNo

Chassis and Suspension

Chassis/FrameSingle Down Tube
Front SuspensionTelescopic, 41mm forks
Rear SuspensionTwin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload, 80mm travel

Dimensions

Length2040 mm
Height1140 mm
Width830 mm
Ground Clearance135 mm
Kerb Weight197 kg
Wheelbase1350 mm
Fuel Capacity20 L

Electricals

Head LampLED Projector
Tail LampLED
Turn Signal LampLED
Pass SwitchYes
Projector HeadlightLED Projector
Pilot LampsYes
LED Tail LightYes

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X Expert Review

  • Overview

  • Design and Features

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  • Braking and Handling

  • Safety and Features

After so many speculated stories and leaked images, Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X has finally made it to the Indian two-wheeler market. The Thunderbirds have always had strong road presence and same is the case with this new model. It is modern, aggressive and inspiring for the new people especially youth. The bike comes with refreshed looks, first-ever introduced alloy wheels and carries the same engine as the standard model. Attracting a wide range of audience especially the youth, the brand has made the Thunderbird 500X brighter than ever before. The colours on offer include- Drifter Blue and Getaway Orange. The wide handlebar has been ditched for a much shorter unit, which makes it a compact and an easy-going road machine. The newly included 9-spoke black alloy wheels with body-coloured pinstripe and tubeless tyres look stunning from the word go. Other bits that inspire us to talk about include LED headlight with daytime running lights, twin-pod semi-digital instrument cluster, the blacked-out feel of the bike and last but not the least its single-seat unit that has replaced the split seats of the regular Thunderbird. The dynamics look solid; suspension setup seems to be capable of taking on the varied terrains and braking, of course, is good enough due to the presence of disc brakes at both ends. You need to spare INR 1.98 Lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi) in order to buy this amazing and royal road machine.

A lot to be talked about the designing of the new Thunderbird 500X. To start off, what takes the breath away is its super-cool blacked-out look. The bike looks more aggressive and ready to take up road challenges. Except for the 20-litre fuel tank and the chrome treatment over headlight cowl, twin-pod and rear dual shocks, everything is painted in black. Up front, there is a circular headlamp with LED DRLs, dual pods on the semi-digital instrument cluster and a shorter handlebar as compared to the standard Thunderbird. The brand’s insignia looks powerful and attractive on the vibrant fuel tank. The console gets analogue displays for speedometer and tachometer while there is a digital display for odometer and trip meter. The split-seat configuration is no longer a part of the Thunderbird series as the new bike features a comfy single-piece unit for enhanced comfort for both, the rider as well as the pillion. The black grab rail gets a placement beside the pillion seat, which is a notable feature on this Thunderbird for sure. The body-coloured pinstripe on the alloys is worth admiring. The build-quality looks up-to-the-mark and the finish levels seem fine too.

 

Dimensionally, the Thunderbird 500X measures 2040mm long, 1140 high and 830mm wide. The ground clearance of the bike sits at 135mm and the wheelbase at 1350mm.

Powering the beast is the fuel-injected, air-cooled, single cylinder, the twin-spark 499cc engine that beats out a max power of 27.2bhp at 5,250rpm and a peak torque of 41.3Nm at 4,000rpm. The power mill is coupled to a 5-speed transmission system. The mechanical specs remain same as on the stock model. Considering the same equation, the bike is expected to yield a fuel economy of 30Kmpl. 

The braking department consists of 280mm ventilated double piston caliper disc brake at the front and a single piston caliper 240mm ventilated disc brake at the back. The bike does not have ABS (not even as an option) to provide the rider with the much-needed confidence. The front 19-inch wheel is shod with 90/90- R19 section tubeless tyre while the rear 18-inch wheel is covered by 120/80- R18 section tubeless tyre. Talking about the chassis, the Thunderbird 500X is bolted on the single down tube frame that suspends on the 130mm travel front telescopic forks of 41mm and twin gas charged shocks at the rear with 5-step adjustable preload. The handling is likely to be improved due to the shorter handlebar, kicked out foot pegs and tubeless tyres. You’d enjoy pushing it through the curves and riding it on the straights. 

On the safety front, the bike gets disc braking mechanism, a large round-shaped LED headlamp for clearer vision even in the darkest hour of the night and the tubeless tyres that guarantee stability and range of reaching to a nearby service station in case of a puncture. 

Thunderbird 500X Colors

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X comes in 2 different colour(s) - Getaway Orange, Drifter Blue. There are 1 variants starting from Rs. 2,19,189 onwards.

  • Getaway Orange
  • Drifter Blue

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