2012 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500

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2012 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500
2012 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500

2012 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500
2012 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500

– 2012 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Review

2012 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500

The all new Royal Enfield Thunderbird now with a powerful 500 cc engine, a 20 litre tank, digital meter console, LED tail lamps and in three striking shades of black gives a new definition to Highway cruising.

Perhaps one of the most anticipated models from the Royal Enfield stable, Thunderbird 500 is poised to enhance the pleasure of leisure motorcycling amongst the touring enthusiasts. Coming soon from Royal Enfield this motorcycle with its distinctive “black” styling, this motorcycle is all set to make a distinct statement on the roads.

2012 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Features

– A matt black paint to the engine covers

– Rear Disc Brake (240 mm)

– 55 Watt Projector light (for low beam)

– A new Oval section swingarm

– Revised Seat-Footpeg-Handlebar position for a more comfortable stance

– Split seat (pillion seat can be removed to accommodate luggage)

– LED Taillamp

– Digital trip meters (on speedo console)

– 41 mm thick front forks

– Rear wheel is 18 inch (Thunderbird 350 has 19 inch)

– New design silencer exhaust, footpegs and rear view mirrors


2012 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 – Indian Specifications
Indian MSRP Price – NA


TypeSingle Cylinder, 4 stroke, Twinspark


Bore x stroke84mm x 90mm

Compression Ratio8.5:1

Maximum Power27.2 bhp @ 5250 rpm

Maximum Torque41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm

Ignition SystemDigital Electronic Ignition

ClutchWet, multi-plate

Gearbox5 Speed Constant Mesh

LubricationWet sump

Engine Oil15 W 50 API, SL Grade JASO MA

Fuel SupplyKeihin Electronic Fuel Injection

Air CleanerPaper Element

Engine StartElectric/Kick


Chassis / Suspension

TypeSingle downtube, using engine as stressed member

Front suspensionTelescopic, 41mm forks, 130mm travel

Rear suspensionTwin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload, 80mm travel


Brakes / Tyres

Tyres Fr.90/90 – 19

Tyres Rr.120/80 – 18

Brakes Front280mm Disc, 2-Piston caliper

Brakes Rear240mm Disc, Single piston caliper




Ground Clearance-




Kerb Weight195 Kg

Fuel Capacity20 Ltr


Electrical System12 volt – DC

Battery12 volt, 14 Ah

Head LampProjection type headlamp, H7 55 / 55 W

Tail LampLED lamp with position light guides

Turn Signal LampHazard Light feattured for the first time on an Indian motorcycle




2012 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 – North American Specifications
USA/Canada MSRP Price – NA

Model Not Available in North America



2012 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 – Europe Specifications
EU MSRP Price – NA

Model not available in Europe



All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.

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