New Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X , 500X Spied on test – Video
These are the first images of the all new Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X and 500X. The images were shared by Rushlane reader Suraj Giri and Narendra Murthy from Belgaum, while video was shared by Mustafa Kutub.
If you thought Royal Enfield was never going to update their motorcycles, or was never going to offer alloys wheels. You are in for a surprise. In January 2018, Royal Enfield will launch their most advanced and feature rich motorcycle – the Thunderbird 350X and 500X.
New Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X and Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X has started arriving at select dealers. Launch is scheduled to take place next month, post which deliveries will commence. Images of these bikes were already revealed last week. Now, thanks to a reader, we have a new video showing the new TB making test runs.
Is that a new Royal Enfield on test?Is that a broken indicator?
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From the images, it is clear that the 2018 Royal Enfield Thunderbird X Twins will come with new handlebar, new seating, alloys, tubeless tyres and a matte black finish on the engine, suspension, exhaust, etc. Aimed at a younger crowd of buyers, it will be offered in funky colour options like Blue, Yellow, Red, White.
Headlight and taillight unit are same as before. Headlight features projector lamp with LED DRL, taillight is LED. Tyres in the front are 90/90 – 19 while rear gets 120/80 – 18. These are wrapped around 10 spoke alloys. Braking is via a 280 mm single disc in the front and 240 mm single disc at the rear.
Powering the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X is a single cylinder 350 cc engine which is also seen on the other 350 models from RE. It delivers 19.8 bhp @ 5250 rpm and 28 Nm @ 4000 rpm via a 5 speed transmission. The bigger Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X is powered by the same 500 cc single cylinder engine which powers other RE 500 bikes. This engine is air cooled twin spark, offering 27.2 bhp of peak power at 5,250 rpm and 41.3 Nm peak torque at 4,000 rpm. It is mated to a 5 speed transmission.
Once launched, expect the price to be about Rs 10,000 – Rs 20,000 more than the regular range of Thunderbird. Currently, the Thunderbird 350 is on sale for approx Rs 1.48 lakh while the TB 500 is on sale for about Rs 2 lakh (ex-showroom prices). More details will be revealed once the bike is launched.