The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X is an upgraded model of the regular Thunderbird 500. The bike comes equipped with a lot of new features, which are new in the Royal Enfield lineage. The Royal Enfield bike is entirely black except the fuel tank. MV Duggar, The authorized distributor of Royal Enfield Bikes in Nepal has placed Royal Enfield Thunderbird X 500 Price in Nepal at Rs 8, 21,000.
Royal Enfield Thunderbird X 500 Overview
The bike price in Nepal is slightly expensive but is a worth buying bike if you focus on the performance, design, and styling of the bike. There is not so much difference between the regular thunderbird and the thunderbird X. The bike seems similar at first glance, but upon a close investigation, one can easily distinguish the two different models. The one factor that differentiates the two different model bikes is the styling of the Thunderbird 350 X.
Engine and Performance
The new thunderbird 500 X does not have any major mechanical changes from the regular thunderbird 500. The performance of the bike is the same as its elder sibling. The all-new TBX 500 is equipped with the same Single cylinder 4 stroke, fuel injection, air-cooled, 499cc engine that churns out a maximum power of 27.2 BHP @ 5250 RPM and a Maximum torque 41.3 Nm @ 4000 RPM.
The fuel-injected engine is mated to a five-speed gearbox. The maximum torque in the custom version of the regular thunderbird makes it an ideal bike for city and highway cruising.
Design and features
The latest addition in the thunderbird family, TBX 500 has excellent features like bright paint schemes, twin-pod instrument cluster, alloy wheels, single-piece seat, and many other notable features to give a sporty look to the bike.
The bike has a Wheelbase of 1350 mm and has the same dimension of 2040mm at the length, 830mm at the breadth and 1140mm at the height. The bike also has an impressive ground clearance of 135mm, which is good for a cruiser bike. The bike is built on a single downtube frame and has a dual-channel ABS system for enhanced safety.
It also features a bigger and muscular fuel tank capacity of 20 liters. The bike is heavy and steady with a kerb weight of 199kg. The attractive color schemes of the drifter blue and getaway orange further add the eye-catching appeal to the TBX 500.
The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 X comes with an upgraded seat. The seats now look modern and stylish, ideal for the long journey. The handlebars and footpegs are perfectly positioned to enhance comfort and reduce fatigue.
Of course, not forgetting the informative instrument cluster, the TBX 500 comes with a semi-digital, informative instrument cluster that gives all the information you need to know.
Brakes and tyres
Braking duties of the Royal Enfield Bike are handled by a 280 mm ventilated disc, double-piston caliper disc brakes at the front and rear 240 mm ventilated disc, single-piston caliper disc brakes at the rear.
The bike rides on a 19-inch front and 18-inch rear 9-spoke alloy wheels with tubeless tyres. It has a 90 / 90 – 19″ – 52 P TL Tyres at the front and 120 / 80 – 18″ – 62 P TL at the rear to provide better grip. In addition to that, 135mm of ground clearance makes it an ideal bike in the roads of Nepal.
Suspension duties are handled by a 41 mm forks, 130 mm travel at the front and twin gas-charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload, 80 mm travel at the rear, which provides better stability and comfort to the rider.
The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X delivers a decent mileage of 30km/l, which is a fuel-efficient deal for a 500cc engine. The mileage completely depends upon the road conditions. The bigger fuel tank capacity of the Royal Enfield Bike allows long-distance cruising experience to the riders in a single refill.
Royal Enfield Thunderbird X 500 Specifications
- Engine Type: Single cylinder 4 stroke, air-cooled
- Displacement: 499cc
- Maximum Power:2 bhp @ 5250 rpm
- Maximum Torque:3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
- Gearbox: 5 speed
- Fuel Supply: Electronic
- Front Suspension: 41 mm forks, 130 mm travel
- Rear Suspension: Twin gas-charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload, 80 mm travel
- Ground Clearance: 135 mm
- Fuel Capacity: 20 ltr approx.
- Brakes Front: 280 mm ventilated disc, double-piston caliper
- Brakes Rear: 240 mm ventilated disc, single-piston caliper
- ABS: Dual channel
Royal Enfield Thunderbird X 500 Price in Nepal & Availability
The Royal Enfield TBX 500 is available in two beautiful shades of Drifter Blue and Gate-away orange and will slam its head against the likes of UM Renegade Sports and Bajaj Dominar 400 in the Nepali market.
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