Royal Enfield is gearing up to launch new versions of its Thunderbird, the 350X and the 500X. Recently, the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X was spotted at a dealership, and along with the 500X, the 350X was seen as well.
Thanks to Rushlane, the first instance of the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X as well as the 350X were spotted at a dealership. The launch of the new versions is expected in January 2018 while deliveries will begin after the launch.
The Royal Enfield 350X is different from the regular model and features new handlebar, new seats, black alloy wheels, tubeless tyres, and a matte black finish on the engine, suspension, exhaust among others. Royal Enfield is offering vibrant colours such as Red, White on the Thunderbird 350X, while the 500X gets additional clour option of Yellow and Blue.
The Thunderbird 350X gets blacked-out headlamp housing with LED daytime running lights and continues with the dual digital-analogue instrument cluster but finished in matte black with chrome garnish around the dials. Interestingly, there is no backrest unlike the regular model, but instead, there is a grab rail which integrates to the pillion seat and ends in the tail-lamp unit.
Mechanically, the Thunderbird 350X is expected to be powered by the same unit which does its duties in the regular model. The 350cc single-cylinder engine produces 19.8bhp and 28Nm of torque mated to a 5-speed gearbox. Prices are expected to be Rs 10,000 to Rs 20,000 more than the regular Thunderbird.
Royal Enfield is targeting young and urban buyers with the Thunderbird 350X and the 500X, and the motorcycle sure does add much-needed freshness to the ageing bike. Stay tuned to DriveSpark as we bring you more details of the Thunderbird X Twins.