Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X and 500X motorcycles have finally been launched in the Indian market. While the former is made available at Rs 1.56 lakh, the latter one is priced at Rs 1.98 lakh (all, ex-showroom Delhi) respectively. Positioned as slightly premium offerings, the RE Thunderbird 350X and Thunderbird 500X are around Rs 8,000 more expensive than their regular models.
Aiming to appeal the younger generation, the new RE Thunderbird X variants receive multiple styling updates. The new models come in a choice of four colour options – Drifter Blue and Getaway Orange (only on the 500X) and Roving Red and Whimsical White (only on the 350X). Though, the engine mechanism remains unchanged. Read – Upcoming Royal Enfield Bikes in India
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X Picture Gallery
Talking about the updates, both the motorcycles feature blacked out headlamp with LED DRLs, new 9-spoke alloy black alloy wheel, shorter handlebars and a new single seat (instead of split unit). In addition, the Thunderbird 500X gets the tubeless tyres, which is a first from the Chennai-based bikemaker.
The matte black treatment on the exhaust and the forks up front and the dual shock absorbers at the rear adds more to their new sporty look. The digi-analogue twin-pod instrument cluster now comes with blacked out treatment along with chrome garnish around the dials. Check Out – India’s 5 Best Modified Royal Enfield Bullets
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X Picture Gallery
Power source for the RE Thunderbird 350X is the same 346cc, single-cylinder engine churning out a maximum power output of 19.8bhp and 28Nm of torque. On the other hand, the RE Thunderbird 500X makes use of the same 499cc, single-cylinder motor that’s good enough for 27.2bhp and 41.3Nm of torque. Both the models come with a 5-speed gearbox. Read About – Royal Enfield 1000cc Bike By Carberry Motorcycles
Braking duties on the bikes done via front and rear disc brakes. Sadly, the new Thunderbird X models are devoid of ABS (Anti-lock Braking System). For people not in the know, Royal Enfield’s upcoming Continental GT 650 and Interceptor will be the brand’s first bikes to get ABS safety fitment.