The Royal Enfield Bullet 500 and Thunderbird 500 have been de-listed from the company’s official website’s booking section. This action supports rumours claiming the discontinuation of 500cc Royal Enfield bikes. The Royal Enfield Classic 500, however, can still be booked online. It will also be phased out in coming weeks.
The company will continue to sell the 300cc Royal Enfield Classic, Bullet and Thunderbird with the BS6 upgrade. In fact, the bikemaker is working on the new-generation Royal Enfield Classic 350 and Thunderbird 350 that have been caught testing multiple times.
Recently, we have seen the clear pictures of the 2020 Royal Enfield Thunderbird X 350 revealing its design changes and mechanical updates. The new model will get round LED DRLs around the headlamp, blacked out alloy wheels, low set turn indicators and a circular taillamp with dark paint scheme. It will also receive a new single-pod instrument console with a LCD screen.
The 2020 Royal Enfield Classic 350 will also witness some noticeable changes including factory fitted alloy wheels and two new paint schemes. Both bikes will get the BS6-compliant 346cc, single-cylinder engine boosted with fuel injection technology instead of carburetor. Its BS4 version delivers a peak power of 19.8bhp with 28Nm of torque.