Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X

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Key Specs of Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X

Engine499 cc
Power27.57 bhp @ 5250 rpm
BrakesDouble Disc
Cooling SystemAir Cooled
StartKick and Self Start
Torque Value41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
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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 2.33 Lakh (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.

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X Pros and Cons

Things We Like in Thunderbird 500X

  • Refreshed design is a big plus
  • Tried and tested power mill
  • Ride quality would be impressive similar to the stock model

Things We Don't Like in Thunderbird 500X

  • No ABS option
  • Weight can be an issue for some
  • Bike maintenance cost would be on a higher side
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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X Price

Thunderbird 500X STD499 ccRs.1,98,879
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Royal Enfield dealers in Delhi

  • Royal Enfield Company Showroom

    Ground Floor 01, Multiplex Block Select City Walk Mall Saket., Delhi 110017

  • Cruiser Motors

    A-12 Rajapuri, Opposite Sector 5 Dwarka, Uttam Naga., Delhi 110059

  • North Delhi Motorcycles

    A-1, Saraswati Vihar, Outer Ring Road, Pitampura., Delhi 110034

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X Specifications

Front BrakeDisc
Rear BrakeDisc
Fuel Capacity20 L
Engine TypeSingle Cylinder, 4-Stroke, Twinspark
Displacement499 cc

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X Features

ABSno
Head LampLED Projector
LED Tail LightY
SpeedometerAnalogue
OdometerDigital
TripmeterDigital
Wheel TypeAlloy
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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X Expert Review

Overview

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.

Design and Features

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.

Braking and Handling

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. 

Safety and Features

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. 

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Thunderbird 500X price in India

CityEx-Showroom Price
ChennaiRs. 1.98 Lakh
MumbaiRs. 1.98 Lakh
KolkataRs. 1.99 Lakh
BangaloreRs. 1.98 Lakh
PuneRs. 1.98 Lakh
DelhiRs. 1.98 Lakh
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