Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Review

Royal Enfield has manufactured various motorbikes and many of them have been successful to be customers’ choice. Following the same trend, Royal Enfield released a new motorbike named Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 in the year 2000 with its younger brother Thunderbird 350.

The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 looks similar to its younger brother, Thunderbird 350. However, the bike is bigger in some areas compared to its younger brother. The Thunderbird 500 is 40 mm longer than its younger brother having the length of 2060 mm and also has got height of 1205 mm. The bike features the wideness of 790 mm and the weight of the bike is 195 kg. Besides, the front wheel and the rear wheel maintain the gap of 1350 mm with each other and the bike is 140 mm far from the ground.

Moreover, Royal Enfield has powered the Thunderbird 500 with 4 stroke, air cooled engine which is capable of producing maximum power of 27.2 bhp and maximum torque of 41.3 Nm along with displacement of 499 cc. Besides, the bike is equipped with telescopic, 41 mm forks, 130 mm travel front suspension and twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload, 80 mm travel dimension rear suspension.

Furthermore, Dugar Automobiles Private Limited is the authorized vendor of Royal Enfield bikes which imports and also looks after is sales and services.

Price in Nepal: Rs. 7,21,000


 Body Type



 195 kg


 2060 mm


 1205 mm
 790 mm


 1350 mm

 Ground Clearance

 140 mm




 20 liters

 Engine Type

 4 Stroke, Air Cooled

 Maximum Power

 27.2 bhp

 Maximum Torque

 41.3 Nm


 499 cc

 Box X Stroke

 84 x 90 mm

 Starting System


 Final Drive




 Front Suspension

 Telescopic, 41 mm forks, 130 mm travel

 Rear Suspension

 Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable pre-load, 80 mm travel DIMENSIONS

 Front Tyre

 90/90-19, 52P MRF Zapper FM

Rear Tyre

 120/80-18, 62P MRF Zapper C



 Front Brake


 Rear Brake






 No. of Gears



 Wet, Multi-plate


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