2017 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 – All You Need to Know!

Earlier we reported about Royal Enfield launching the 2017 model year of the Thunderbird 350. Well, the iconic bike manufacturer has also come up with the 2017 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500, which, akin to other 2017 motorcycles, comes with a BS-IV compliant engine and Always-On Headlamps. The latest model of the Thunderbird 500 is priced at Rs 1,82,000 (ex-showroom, New Delhi). Read on for all you need to know about the 2017 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Price, Specifications, Mileage, Features, etc.

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2017 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Price in India

Price (Ex-showroom, New Delhi)Rs 1.82 Lakh

The new model 2017 RE Thunderbird 500 in on sale for a price of Rs 1.82 lakh in New Delhi. Thanks to the new norms from the Government of India, the T’bird 500 now comes with a BSIV compliant engine and Always-On Headlamps. It may be noted here that it has new become mandatory for all Indian two-wheelers to have these a BSIV engine and Always-on Headlamp.

2017 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Specifications

Engine499cc, single-cylinder
Maximum Power27.2 BHP @ 5,250 RPM
Peak Torque41.3 Nm @ 4,000 RPM
Transmission5-speed Manual
SuspensionTelescopic Forks (Front), Twin Shock Absorbers (Rear)
Brakes280mm Disc, 2-Piston caliper Disc (Front), 240mm Disc, Single piston caliper Disc (Rear)

Powering the new model 2017 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 is the same 499cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that was found in the earlier model. However, for the 2017 TB 500, it has been updated to meet BSIV emission norms. This engine produces a max. power of 27.2 BHP and a peak torque of 41.3 Nm. It comes to a 5-speed Manual Transmission.

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2017 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Mileage

Highway30 KMPL
City26 KMPL

The 2017 model Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 offers upto 20 KMPL on the highway. In city, however, it offer a mileage of roughly 26 KMPL.

2017 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Top Speed

True Top Speed131 KMPH

As all the technical specifications of the bike are same as earlier. even the top speed is the same. Akin to the earlier model, the new 2017 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 has a true top speed of 131 KMPH.

2017 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Dimensions & Colours

Length2,060 mm
Width790 mm
Height1,205 mm
Wheelbase1,350 mm
Ground Clearance140 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity20-litres
    The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 has a pretty high fuel carrying capacity of 20-litres, which makes it a good choice for many tourers.
  • Stone Black Matt
  • Marine Blue
  • Lightning
  • Flicker Black

Currently, the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 is available in the above colour options.

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2017 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Features

  • Electric Start
  • Engine Kill Switch
  • Gas-charged Rear Shock Absorbers
  • Projector Headlamp
  • Rear Backrest
  • Pass Beam Switch
  • Maintenance Free Battery
  • Front Disc Brake
  • Rear Disc Brake
  • Spoke Wheels
  • DC Electricals

2017 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 – Other Details

BRAKES
Front Brake280mm Disc, 2-Piston caliper
Rear Brake240mm Disc, Single piston caliper
SUSPENSION
Front SuspensionTelescopic, 41mm forks, 130mm travel
Rear SuspensionTwin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload, 80mm travel
WHEELS & TYRES
Front Tyre90/90-19, 52P MRF Zapper FM
Rear Tyre120/80-18, 62P MRF Zapper C
Wheel TypeSpoke
Tubeless TyresNo
Alloy WheelsNo
BATTERY
Battery TypeMaintenance Free
Capacity14Ah
Voltage12V

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