– New Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X is priced at Rs 1.98 lakh (ex, Delhi).
– The bike receives subtle design updates along with lots of blackened treatment.
– The new Thunderbird X model is offered in four vibrant colour options.
– The cruiser is powered by the same 499cc, single-cylinder air-cooled engine.
With funky colour schemes and design updates, the new Royal Enfield Thunderbird X will attract young buyers.
Royal Enfield has launched two new variants of its popular Thunderbird motorcycle – 350X and 500X. The RE Thunderbird 300X is priced at Rs 1.56 lakh, while the Thunderbird 500X is tagged at Rs 1.98 lakh (all, ex-showroom Delhi). The new Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X comes equipped with new features, paint schemes and some cosmetic changes. With new X range, Royal Enfield is aiming to boost sales of the Thunderbird which is facing stiff competition from the likes of Bajaj Dominar 400, UM Renegade and others in its league.
The new Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X features the same 27.2bhp, 499cc engine, which is paired to a 5-speeed gearbox. A few design changes offered with the new model include new handlebars, single seat, new 9-spoke black alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights and LED taillight.
– Blacked-out headlamp with LED DRLs
– New 9-spoke alloy wheels
– Shorter handlebars
– New single seat
– Matte black exhaust
– Matte black suspension unit
– Blacked-out digi-analogue twin-pod instrument cluster
– Chrome garnish around the dials
– Vibrant colours Read – Upcoming Royal Enfield Bikes In India
The new RE Thunderbird 500X comes with added features that makes it slightly pricier than the regular model, which costs Rs 1.90 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The new model is priced at Rs 1.98 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Read: Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 – All You Need To Know
In terms of styling changes, the new Thunderbird 500X gets cosmetic upgrades that gives it a refreshing look. The most noticeable change in the motorcycle is the addition of new vibrant colours. The cycle parts and engine cassing is finished in black paint, while in the regular model you will see silver finish. The footpegs are now moved forward that should improve the ride quality, while the handlebar is all-new and is more flatter than the regular model. The motorcycle is now claimed to offer improved riding stance. Besides, the motorcycle has new exhaust muffler.
Instead of twin seats, the 500X features a longer and single unit. However, it misses out on pillion backrest. The motorcycle also has a slightly revised rear mudguard, and the wing mirrors and turn indicators enclosure are finished in matte black. This motorcycle rides on newly developed 9-spoked alloy wheels that are shod with tubeless tyres. Black treatment is also offered on the instrument console and headlamp enclosure. The headlamp design is the same and has LED daytime running lights, while at the rear you will get LED taillight. It continues to feature electric start and disc brakes, while the bike misses out on ABS system. Read – Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Is Coming Soon To India
As the name suggest, the new model is basically a tweaked Thunderbird 500 and features the same 499cc, single-cylinder air-cooled engine. This engine churns out a maximum power output of 27.20bhp at 5,250rpm and a peak torque of 41.30Nm at 4,000rpm. Power is transmitted to the rear wheel of the motorcycle via a 5-speed gearbox.
Featuring the same engine, the new Thunderbird 500x cruiser motorcycle returns same fuel efficiency that is rated at 20-25kmpl.
All the technical details of the new model are similar to the existing model. Akin to the regular Thunderbird 500, the new 500X offers a top speed of 130kmph. Check Out – India’s 5 Best Modified Royal Enfield Bullets
Built on the same single downtube chassis, the Thunderbird 500X features 41mm telescopic front fork and five-step adjustable gas charged suspension unit at the rear. For braking, the bike gets 280mm front disc and 240mm rear disc. The motorcycle rides on newly developed 9-spoke blackened 19-inch front and 18-inch rear alloys with tubeless tyres.
The new RE Thunderbird 500X is available in two colours – Getaway Orange and Drifter Blue. On the other hand, the 350X comes in choices of Whimsical White and Roving Red shades.