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Royal Enfield Himalayan Vs Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 comparison

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₹ 1.87 Lakh
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Compare Royal Enfield Himalayan and Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500

Trying to figure out which of these bikes or scooters to buy? Compare the Royal Enfield Himalayan 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.

Compare Price

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 Himalayan starts at ₹ 1.79 Lakh and goes up to ₹ 1.91 Lakh for top-end model.

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As for the claimed fuel efficiency, the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 base engine returns 32 kmpl. The Royal Enfield Himalayan base engine returns 45 kmpl.

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In the powertrain department, the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 gets a 499 cc that produces 27 bhp peak power. The Royal Enfield Himalayan comes in a 411 cc that produces 24 bhp peak power.

Engine CC 411 cc499 cc
No Of Cylinder 1 1
Max Power 24.5 bhp @ 6500 rpm27.2 bhp @ 5250 rpm
Max Torque 32 Nm @ 4250 rpm41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Valves Per Cylinder 2 2
Fuel Delivery Digital Electronic Ignition Electronic Fuel Injection
Cooling System Air Cooled Air Cooled
Starting Mechanism Self Start Self / Kick Start
Fuel Tank Capacity 15 L20 L
Reserve Fuel Capacity N/A3.5 L
Mileage 45 Kmpl32 Kmpl
Overall Riding Range 675 km640 km
Kerb Weight 191 kg197 kg
Length 2190 mm2060 mm
Width 840 mm790 mm
Height 1360 mm1205 mm
Wheelbase 1465 mm1350 mm
Ground Clearance 220 mm135 mm
Seat Height 800 mm775 mm
No. Of Gears 5 Gears5 Gears
Clutch Wet, multi-plate Wet, Multi-plate
Chassis Type Half-duplex split cradle frame Single downtube, using engine as stressed member
Front Suspension Telescopic, 41 mm forks, 200 mm travel Telescopic, 41mm forks, 130mm travel
Rear Suspension Monoshock with linkage, 180 mm wheel travel Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload, 80mm travel
Front Brake Type Disc, 2-piston floating caliper Disc
Rear Brake Type Disc, single piston floating caliper Disc
Front Disc/Drum Size 300 mm280 mm
Rear Disc/Drum Size 240 mm240 mm
Wheel Size 21 inches19 inches
Wheel Type Spoke Wheels Spoke Wheels
Front Tyre 90/90 - 21" 90/90-19, 52P
Rear Tyre 120/90 - 17" 120/80-18, 62P
Battery 12 volt, 8 AH MF 12 Volt, 14Ah
Headlight 12V H4 60 / 55 W H7 55 / 55 W Projection Type Headlamp
Tail Light LED LED
Himalayan Comes with 15-Liter Fuel Tank
Silencer Increases Water Wading Ability
220mm Of Ground Clearance
Comes with An Optimized Handlebar
External Cooling System For The Crankcase Oil
Comprehensive Instrument Cluster
BS IV Compliant
Dual Channel ABS
Speedometer AnalogueAnalogue
Tachometer AnalogueAnalogue
Gear Indicator
Fuel Warning Indicator
Fuel Gauge
Low Oil Indicator
Low Battery Indicator
Pillion Seat
Pillion Grabrail
Engine Kill Switch
Tripmeter Type DigitalDigital
Tripmeter Count
Pass Light
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