Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 ABS vs Royal Enfield Bullet 500 ABS Comparison

Updated: 27, Feb, 2019 02:33 PM

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 2,07,000
* Delhi. May vary.

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₹ 1,88,000
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DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT

Kerb/Wet Weight
199 kg196 kg
Ground Clearance
135 mm135 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity
20 litres13.50 litres
Wheelbase
1350 mm1380 mm
Overall Length
2060 mm2140 mm
Overall Width
790 mm810 mm
Overall Height
1205 mm1110 mm
Seat Height
775 mm800 mm

PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE

Top Speed
130 kmph130 kmph
Mileage
25-30 kmpl (Approximately)25-30 kmpl (approx.)

COMFORT & CONVENIENCE FEATURES

Electric Start
Pillion Footrest
Pass Light
Step-up Seat/Split Seat
Pillion Backrest
NA
Pillion Grabrail
NA

ENGINE & GEARBOX

Displacement
499 cc499 cc
Bore
84 mm84 mm
Stroke
90 mm90 mm
Number of Cylinders
11
Compression Ratio
8.5:18.5:1
Air Cleaner
Paper ElementPaper Element
Bharat Stage IV (BS4)
NA
Engine Description
499cc, Air-Cooled, Single Cylinder499cc, Air-Cooled, Single Cylinder
Maximum Power
27.2 HP @ 5250 rpm27.2 HP @ 5250 rpm
Maximum Torque
41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Number of Gears
55
Cooling
Air CoolingAir Cooling
Ignition
Digital Electronic IgnitionDigital electronic ignition
Clutch
Wet, multi-plateWet, multi-plate
Lubrication
Wet sumpWet sump
Oil Grade
15 W 50 API, SL Grade & above, JASO MA 215 W 50 API, SL Grade & above, JASO MA 2
Fuel System
Keihin Electronic Fuel InjectionElectronic fuel injection
Emission Standard
BS4NA

INSTRUMENT CONSOLE FEATURES

Fuel Gauge
DigitalAnalogue
Tachometer
AnalogueNA
Trip Meter
Digital-2NA
Speedometer
AnalogueAnalogue

QUICK FACTS & SUMMARY

Body Type
CruiserCruiser
Official Tagline
New Definition to Highway CruisingMade Like a Gun, Goes Like a Bullet!
Price in India
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 ABS is priced at INR 2.07 Lakh in India (Ex-Showroom).Royal Enfield Bullet 500 ABS is priced at INR 1.88 Lakh in India (Ex-Showroom).
Current Status
AvailableAvailable
Bike Variant
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 ABSRoyal Enfield Bullet 500 ABS
Warranty in India
2 years or 20,000 kms (whichever is earlier)2 years or 20,000 kms (whichever is earlier)
Braking System
2-Channel ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)2-Channel ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
Shades
Marine, Stone, FlickrForest Green, Black, Marsh Grey
Vehicle Overview
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 BS4 is the flagship cruiser from the century old British motorcycle brand. It carries a price tag of INR 1.80 lakh while uses a single cylinder 499cc, air cooled and fuel injected model, producing 27.2 BHP at 5250 rpm and 41.3 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm. It claims a wet weight of 195 kg while the huge 20 liter fuel tank is quite useful on long rides. The heavyweight body helps it maintain the stable riding experience on nearly every king of terrain. It uses 41 mm telescopic forks and comes with an approx. top speed of 130 kmph. Thunderbird 500 rivals UM Renegade Commando and Bajaj Dominar 400 in the Indian market.Royal Enfield Bullet 500 uses the 499cc, single cylinder engine that is actually good for 27.2 BHP at 5250 rpm and 41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm. It comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox and claims a top speed of 120 kph. It is a retro-modern machine that weighs 196 kg and rivals no other bike in its class. It can only be compared with the RE Classic 500, Thunderbird 500 and Himalayan in the segment. The powerful machine has enough torque at usable rpm and can be used for long rides with much ease.
Fuel Type
PetrolPetrol

BATTERY & ELECTRICALS

Voltage
12V12 volt
Capacity
14Ah12 Ah
Battery Type
Maintenance FreeMaintenance Free

BRAKES & TYRES

Tubeless Tyres
Front Brake
280mm Disc280mm Single Disc
Alloy Wheels
Rear Brake
240mm Disc240mm Single Disc
Wheel Type
SpokeSpoke
Front Tyre
90/90-1990/90-19
Rear Tyre
120/80-18120/80-18
ABS
Yes, (Dual Channel)

SUSPENSION & CHASSIS

Front Suspension
Telescopic forksTelescopic forks
Rear Suspension
Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preloadTwin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload
Frame
Single downtube, using engine as stressed memberSingle downtube, using engine as stressed member
Front Wheel Travel
130mm travel130mm travel
Rear Wheel Travel
80mm travel80mm travel

LIGHTING

Turn Signal Light (Front)
12V, 10W12V, 10W
Automatic Headlamp On (AHO)
Turn Signal Light (Rear)
12V, 10W12V, 10W
Head Light
Projection type headlamp, H7 55 / 55W60/55 W, Halogen
Tail Light
LED lamp with position light guides12V, 21W/5W

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