Enfield Thunderbird 500 - 2012 Specifications and Reviews

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General information

ModelEnfield Thunderbird 500

Engine and Transmission Specifications

ClutchWet mulitiplate
Transmission type,final driveChain
Cooling systemAir
Lubrication systemWet sump
IgnitionDigital Electronic Ignition
Fuel controlOHV
Fuel systemInjection. Keihin Electronic Fuel Injection
Bore x stroke84.0 x 90.0 mm (3.3 x 3.5 inches)
Torque41.30 Nm (4.2 kgf-m or 30.5 ft.lbs) @ 4000
Engine detailsTwin spark
Engine typeSingle cylinder, four-stroke
Capacity:499.00 ccm (30.45 cubic inches)

Brakes, suspension, Frame and wheels

Rear brakes diameter240 mm (9.4 inches)
Rear brakesSingle disc
Front brakes diameter280 mm (11.0 inches)
Front brakesSingle disc
Rear tyre dimensions120/80-18
Front tyre dimensions90/90-19
Rear suspension travel80 mm (3.1 inches)
Rear suspensionTwin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload
Front suspension travel130 mm (5.1 inches)
Front suspensionTelescopic fork
Frame typeSingle downtube, using engine as stressed member

Physical measures and capacities

Fuel capacity20.00 litres (5.28 gallons)
Wheelbase1,350 mm (53.1 inches)
Overall width895 mm (35.2 inches)
Overall length2,060 mm (81.1 inches)
Overall height1,300 mm (51.2 inches)
Power/weight ratio0.1395 HP/kg
Dry weight195.0 kg (429.9 pounds)

Other specs

CommentsOptional polished engine, custom ergonomics, GP shift pattern, and more. Limited edition bike. Each unit engraved with sequential production number.
InstrumentsAnalog tach; LCD speedo
Oil capacity3.70 litres (0.24 quarts)
Wheelbase1,537 mm (60.5 inches)
Ground clearance165 mm (6.5 inches)
Alternate seat height775 mm (30.5 inches) If adjustable, highest setting.
Seat height698 mm (27.5 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
SeatLow-profile (sleek) or high-profile (plush)
Wheels17´forged aluminum. Silver or black. Optional BST carbon-fiber wheels.
Rear tyre190/70-ZR17
Front tyre120/70-ZR17
Rear wheel travel165 mm (6.5 inches)
Rear SuspensionÖhlins fully adjustable. 3 modes, dragster, cruiser, road racer.
Front wheel travel132 mm (5.2 inches)
Front SuspensionÖhlins Upside-down, fully adjustable fork
Rake (fork angle)25.0°
Exhaust systemHandcrafted by ECOSSE. 2 into 1. Stainless steel head pipes with dual titanium mufflers.
DrivelinePrimary: Wet chain.
Bore x Stroke108.0 x 108.0 mm (4.3 x 4.3 inches)
Torque185.77 Nm (18.9 kgf-m or 137.0 ft.lbs)
Capacity:1966.00 ccm (119.97 cubic inches)
ModelEcosse The Heretic
Color optionsBlack, red, silver
Electrical12 volt, 14 Ah
LightProjection type headlamp, H7 55 / 55 W
StarterElectric & kick

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