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

It was reported earlier that the Royal Enfield would be launching the 2017 model year of the Thunderbird 350. Now, the iconic bike manufacturer- Royal Enfield has also come up with the 2017 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500. The 2017 Royal Enfield , like the other 2017 motorcycles, comes with a BS-IV compliant engine and an Always-On Headlamp. This latest model of the Thunderbird 500 carries a price tag of Rs 1,82,000 (ex-showroom, New Delhi). Read further for all you need to know about the 2017 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Price,  Mileage, Features, Specifications and more.

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2017 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500


2017 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500- Price

The new model 2017 RE Thunderbird 500 has a sticker price of Rs 1.82 lakh in New Delhi. Due to the new norms from the Indian Government, the Thunderbird 500 now comes with a BSIV compliant engine and an Always-On Headlamps. It should be noted that it has now become mandatory for all Indian two-wheelers to have a BSIV engine and an 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)

The new model 2017 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 is equipped with the same 499cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that powered the earlier model. The only difference is, it has been updated to meet BSIV emission norms. This engine pumps out a max. power of 27.2 BHP and a peak torque of 41.3 Nm. It comes mated to a 5-speed Manual Transmission system.


2017 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500- Mileage

Highway30 Km/Ltr
City26 Km/Ltr

The 2017 model Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 returns a mileage of  upto 30 Km/ltr on the highway. However in city, it offers a mileage of roughly 26 KMPL.

2017 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500- Top Speed

True Top Speed131 km/hr

As all the technical specifications of the 2017 RE Thunderbird 500 are same as that of the earlier model, even the top speed is the same. The new 2017 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 has a true top speed of 131 Km/hr like the previous model.

2017 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500- Dimensions

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 big fuel tank with capacity of 20-litres. This makes it a good choice for long journies.

2017 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500- Colors

As of now, the 2017 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 is available in the below colors.

  • Lightning Silver
  • Flicker Black
  • Stone Black Matt
  • Marine Blue

2017 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500- Features

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


2017 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500- Technical Details

Front Brake280mm Disc, 2-Piston caliper
Rear Brake 240mm Disc, Single piston caliper
Front Suspension Telescopic, 41mm forks, 130mm travel
Rear Suspension Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload, 80mm travel
Front Tyre 90/90-19, 52P MRF Zapper FM
Rear Tyre 120/80-18, 62P MRF Zapper C
Wheel Type Spoke
Tubeless Tyres No
Alloy Wheels No
Battery Type Maintenance Free
Capacity 14Ah
Voltage 12V


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About Abhishek Barmase

Abhishek Barmase is a passionate automobile lover who loves to keep himself updated with the latest development in the Indian Automobile Industry. His love for automobiles made him start his own automobile website, http://indiaautoz.in .

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