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Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 Vs Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 comparison

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₹ 3.07 Lakh
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Compare Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 and Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500

Trying to figure out which of these bikes or scooters to buy? Compare the Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 Vs Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 on CarAndBike to make an informed buying decision as to which bike to buy in 2019. This comparison has been carried out on the basis of prices, engine specifications, mileage, and features of these two-wheelers.

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The ex-showroom, New Delhi price of the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 starts at ₹ 2.03 Lakh. On the other hand, the price of the base version of the Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 starts at ₹ 2.94 Lakh and goes up to ₹ 3.15 Lakh for top-end model.

Compare Mileage

As for the claimed fuel efficiency, the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 base engine returns 32 kmpl. The Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 base engine returns 26 kmpl.

Compare Engine

In the powertrain department, the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 gets a 499 cc that produces 27 bhp peak power. The Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 comes in a 648 cc that produces 47 bhp peak power.

Engine CC 648 cc499 cc
No Of Cylinder 2 1
Max Power 47 bhp @ 7250 rpm27.2 bhp @ 5250 rpm
Max Torque 999.99 Nm @ 52 rpm41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Valves Per Cylinder 2 2
Fuel Delivery Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Cooling System Air Cooled Air Cooled
Starting Mechanism Electric Start Self / Kick Start
Fuel Tank Capacity 12.5 L20 L
Reserve Fuel Capacity 1.5 L3.5 L
Mileage 25.5 Kmpl32 Kmpl
Overall Riding Range 318.75 km640 km
Kerb Weight 198 kg197 kg
Length 2122 mm2060 mm
Width 744 mm790 mm
Height 1024 mm1205 mm
Wheelbase 1400 mm1350 mm
Ground Clearance 174 mm135 mm
Seat Height 804 mm775 mm
No. Of Gears 6 5
Clutch Wet Multiplate Wet, Multi-plate
Chassis Type Steel Tubular, Double Cradle Single downtube, using engine as stressed member
Front Suspension 41mm dia front fork, 110mm Telescopic, 41mm forks, 130mm travel
Rear Suspension Twin, Coil-over Shocks, 88mm Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload, 80mm travel
Front Brake Type Disc Disc
Rear Brake Type Disc Disc
Front Disc/Drum Size 320 mm280 mm
Rear Disc/Drum Size 240 mm240 mm
Wheel Size 18 inches19 inches
Wheel Type Spoke Spoke Wheels
Front Tyre 100/90- 18"M/C56H 90/90-19, 52P
Rear Tyre 130/70- 18"M/C63H 120/80-18, 62P
Battery 12V, 12AH VRLA 12 Volt, 14Ah
Headlight Halogen Bulb H7 55 / 55 W Projection Type Headlamp
Tail Light Halogen Bulb LED
Speedometer AnalogueAnalogue
Tachometer AnalogueAnalogue
Gear Indicator
Fuel Warning Indicator
Fuel Gauge
Low Oil Indicator
Low Battery Indicator
Pillion Seat
Pillion Grabrail
Engine Kill Switch
Clock
Tripmeter Type DigitalDigital
Tripmeter Count
Pass Light
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