Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 is an upgraded and more powerful version of Royal Enfield thunderbird 350. It is a high-speed cruising bike and shares other features with its younger cousin, Thunderbird 350. The powerful cruiser bike was first introduced in 213 and since then, it has been able to become a most successful cruiser in India and In Nepal. The Royal Enfield bike is available in the stores nearby your location. You can own this cruiser, as the official Price of Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 is Rs. 8, 21000 in Nepal.
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Overview
Engine and Performance
The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 is driven by a powerful single-cylinder, 4 strokes, twin spark, air-cooled 500 cc engine that churns out a maximum power of 27.2 BHP@ 5250RPM and a maximum torque of 41.3 Nm @ 4000RPM.
The powerful single-cylinder engine is mated to a 5-speed transmission. The bike quickly accelerates from 0-100kph in just 13 seconds and measures a top speed of 130kmph.
Design and features
The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 is the best offerings in the RE lineage. The bike features a wide handlebar, bucket seat, LED headlamps and tail lamps. The sculpted fuel tank further gives a thunderous look to the bike. The Royal Enfield T500 has a stunning look to wow its audiences.
As the name suggests, the manufactures have not left any stones unturned to give a thunderous look to the bike. The big muscular fuel tank complements the bodywork and has a capacity to hold 20 liters of fuel.
The cruiser bike is intended for cruising on the highways. The perfectly positioned handle bar and seat provide a nice riding experience to the bikers. It has everything like relaxed seating posture, spacious ergonomics, large fuel capacity, and planted dynamics to be your best companion for the long highway journeys.
The five-strake LED taillamp and the projector headlamp with a round LED surround make the bike unique in the 500 cc category bikes. One of the main highlights of the Royal Enfield bike is its top-class suspension. The suspensions provide comfort and absorb the vibrations on the rough surfaces.
Speaking about the dimension of the bike, it has a wheelbase of 1350mm and measures 2060 mm at length, 790 mm at the width and 1205mm at height. It has an excellent ground clearance of 135mm and has a kerb weight of 199 kgs.
The Royal Enfield bike also has an upgraded instrument cluster and features speedometer, odometer, a digital multi-info display, average speed, average fuel consumption, two trip meters, and a digital fuel gauge. The all-inclusive instrument cluster provides all the necessary information to the rider to make the trip easy and convenient. T500 comes with a hazard light switch.
The new T500 comes with a split cushioned seat and has a bit of storage space below the pillion seat. You can remove the pillion seat if you want to ride alone. The modern switchgear, new twin-pod instrument console, exhaust pipe, storage space beneath the pillion seat, analog tachometer, odometer, trip meter, an analog speedometer, and LCD display makes the bike a perfect cruiser bike.
Brakes and Tyres
Braking duties of the Royal Enfield bike are effectively handled by the dual-channel ABS system. It has a 280mm disc, 2-piston caliper Brakes at the front and a 240mm disc, single-piston caliper at the rear.
The dual-channel ABS feature ensures maximum safety to the rider while maintaining the maximum stopping power. The suspension duties are taken care of by a 41 mm forks, 130 mm travel.
Telescopic forks at the front and 5-step adjustable, Twin gas-charged shock absorbers at the rear, for the gripping power, T500 comes with a 90/90 – 19 Tyres at the front and 120/80 – 18 at the rear.
Thunderbird T500 delivers a decent mileage of 33km/l on rough road conditions and city conditions. On the highway, the powerful cruiser can deliver up to 37.5 km/l. The mileage is excellent for a 500cc bike. The big fuel tank gives an added advantage to the Tourer and gives a mileage of 600km in a single refill.
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Price in Nepal and Availability
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 price in Nepal is Rs.8.21 lakhs, which is expensive for those having low income, but the value it gives with the extra price is certainly worth giving a try. Like its younger sibling Royal Enfield ThunderBird T350, The bike comes in in three beautiful shades of Marine, Flicker, and stone.
Bigger fuel tank, impressive ground clearance and a top speed of 130km/hr are some of the qualities that make it a perfect companion for long journeys. Speaking about the competition, the Royal Enfield bike will rub its shoulder against the likes of the Aquila 250, Bajaj Avenger 220, Suzuki Gixxer SF 250, Royal Enfield Classic 500, Desert storm 500 & Harley-Davidson Street 500.