Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 X and 500 X to make urban commuting easier.

Royal Enfield has been updating their motorcycles constantly by adding new colors and making small but significant changes to the motorcycles.

Royal Enfield 350 Classic and Royal Enfield Bullet 500 are the main dark horses of RE and therefore we saw a lot of updates on them in the recent years but not much was updated on the Thunderbird which is one of the most capable highway cruiser available in the Indian market.

So, this time around, Royal Enfield has taken a step forward by updating their Thunderbird lineup and created a more urban rendition of the machine which will stand out from the crowd and appeal to younger riders. Here’s are some updates on Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 x and Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X.

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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 X

Highlights of the new The Royal Enfield Thunderbird X.

  • The most distinct change we get to see on the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 X and 500 X is the fresh new vibrant colour. Royal Enfield will offer 350 X in Red and White colours and the Thunderbird 500 X in Orange and Blue.  

    Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 X

    Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 X White

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 X

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 X Red

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 X Blue

    Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 X Blue

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 X Yellow

  Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 X Yellow

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 X and the 500 X are the first bikes from the company to get alloy wheels and tubeless tires which is something most of the RE fans were waiting for. Tubeless tires are likely to inspire confidence in the riders to take the Thunderbird X anywhere without worrying about a flat in the middle of a commute.

Royal Enfield Thunderbird X

  • Handlebars on the Thunderbird X are smaller in comparison to the big uplifted ones on the older models, smaller handlebars will help the rider in manoeuvring the bike easily in traffic.

Royal Enfield Thunderbird X

  • The Headlight assembely gets a new glass and an always running BS4 headlamp, it also gets a black interior finish in place of the chrome finish on the old Thunderbirds. 

 

Royal Enfield Thunderbird X

  • A new combined seat has been designed for the Thunderbird X replacing the split seat setup which we saw on the older Thunderbird, the seat has stiches matching the colour scheme of the bike, giving it a more custom look.

Royal Enfield Thunderbird X

 

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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 X Specs

Engine-

346cc producing 19.8 bhp, Torque- 28 nm @4000 rpm, Gear Box-5 Speed. Fuel System- Carburated.

Tyres-

Front-  90 / 90 section – 19 inch (Tubeless)

Rear- 120 / 80 section – 18 inch (Tubeless)

Fuel Tank-

20 litres

Weight-

195 kg

 

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 X Specs

Engine-

499cc producing 27.2 bhp, Torque- 41.3 nm @4000 rpm, Gear Box-5 Speed. Fuel System- Carburated.

Tyres-

Front-  90 / 90 section – 19 inch (Tubeless)

Rear- 120 / 80 section – 18 inch (Tubeless)

Fuel Tank-

20 litres

Weight-

197 kg                                                                                                                        

 

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 X Price

The X version of the Thunderbird is priced at INR1,56,000 (ex-showroom) which is 5000 more than the older version that costs INR 1,51,000. All the cosmetic updates on the motorcycle have given way to a small increase in price, considering that it Royal Enfield has provided Tubeless tyres on the new Thunderbird 350 X, this increase in price seems very reasonable. What do you think? Let us know in the comment section.

 

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 X Price

For the new version of Thunderbird 500, you will have to pay INR 1,98,878 (ex-showroom) which is 8000 more than what the older version came to cost. How badly we wish Royal Enfield had equipped an ABS at least on this variant.  

 

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