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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X Vs Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm comparison

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₹ 2.49 Lakh
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Compare Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X and Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm

Trying to figure out which of these bikes or scooters to buy? Compare the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X Vs Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm 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 Classic Desert Storm starts at ₹ 1.93 Lakh. On the other hand, the price of the base version of the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X starts at ₹ 2.39 Lakh.

Compare Mileage

As for the claimed fuel efficiency, the Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm base engine returns 35 kmpl. The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X base engine returns 30 kmpl.

Compare Engine

In the powertrain department, the Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm gets a 499 cc that produces 27 bhp peak power. The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X comes in a 499 cc that produces 27 bhp peak power.

Engine CC 499 cc499 cc
No Of Cylinder 1 1
Max Power 27.2 bhp @ 5250 rpm27.2 bhp @ 5250 rpm
Max Torque 41.3 Nm @ 4000 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 Self / Kick Start Self / Kick Start
Fuel Tank Capacity 20 L13.5 L
Reserve Fuel Capacity N/A2.5 L
Mileage 30 Kmpl35 Kmpl
Overall Riding Range 600 km472.5 km
Kerb Weight 197 kg194 kg
Length 2040 mm2140 mm
Width 830 mm790 mm
Height 1140 mm1090 mm
Wheelbase 1350 mm1360 mm
Ground Clearance 135 mm135 mm
Seat Height N/A800 mm
No. Of Gears 5 Gears5 Gears
Clutch N/AWet, Multi-plate
Chassis Type Single down tube Single downtube, using engine as stressed member
Front Suspension 41mm forks, 130mm travel Telescopic, 35mm Forks, 130mm Travel
Rear Suspension Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload, 80mm travel Twin Gas Charged Shock Absorbers With 5-step Adjustable Preload, 80mm Travel
Front Brake Type Ventilated disc, double piston caliper Disc, 2-Piston caliper
Rear Brake Type Ventilated disc, single piston caliper Drum, Single Lead Internal Expanding
Front Disc/Drum Size 280 mm280 mm
Rear Disc/Drum Size 240 mm153 mm
Wheel Size 19 inches19 inches
Wheel Type Alloy Wheels Spoke/Alloy Wheels
Front Tyre 90 / 90 - 19" - 52 P TL 90/90 - 19
Rear Tyre 120 / 80 - 18" - 62 P TL 120/80 - 18
Battery Maintenance Free 12 Volt, 14 Ah
Headlight Projector 12V, 60 W / 55 W, HALOGEN
Tail Light LED 12V, P21/5W
LED Tail Lamp
ABS
LED DRL (Daylight Running Light)
Speedometer AnalogueAnalogue
Tachometer Analogue
Gear Indicator
Fuel Warning Indicator
Fuel Gauge
Low Oil Indicator
Low Battery Indicator
Pillion Seat
Pillion Grabrail
Engine Kill Switch
Clock
Tripmeter Type Digital
Tripmeter Count
Pass Light
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