Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X & 500X Top Features — New Colours, Gunslinger Seat, Alloys & More

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The new Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X and 500X have been launched in India at a price of Rs 1.56 lakh and Rs 1.98 lakh ex-showroom (Delhi), respectively. The new Royal Enfield Thunderbird X models are powered by the same engines as in the regular RE Thunderbird models.

The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X is powered by a 346cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine with 19bhp and 28Nm. The Thunderbird 500X, on the other hand, has a 499cc air-cooled fuel-injected single-cylinder engine with 27bhp and 41.3Nm. Both engines come mated to a 5-speed gearbox. Here are the top features of the new Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X and 500X you should know!

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    Vibrant Colours

    Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X & 500X Top Features — Vibrant Colours, Gunslinger Seat, New Wheels & More

    The new Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X and 500X models come with new colours. The glossy paint, finished only on the fuel tank, is further highlighted by the blacked-out body components. The exhaust is finished in satin black. The new Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X and 500X come in four colours options: Drifter Blue, Getaway Orange, Roving Red and Whimsical White.

    Gunslinger Seat

    Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X & 500X Top Features — Vibrant Colours, Gunslinger Seat, New Wheels & More

    The new Royal Enfield Thunderbird X models get a new ‘Gunslinger' seat design. The regular Thunderbird gets double seats. The new Thunderbird X models also losethe pillion backrest which, although affecting rear seating support, improve the looks of the bikes.

    New Wheels And Tyres

    Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X & 500X Top Features — Vibrant Colours, Gunslinger Seat, New Wheels & More

    The black 9-spoke alloy wheels get contrast rings on its periphery. The wheels also get MRF Nylogrip Zapper tubeless tyres; a first for Royal Enfield motorcycles.

    Other Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X & 500X Features

    Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X & 500X Top Features — Vibrant Colours, Gunslinger Seat, New Wheels & More

    The new Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X and 500X models have a shorter handlebar. It is also placed a bit forward compared to the regular model. The shortened rear mudguard is accompanied by a new grab rail design.

    Thoughts On The New Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X & 500X Features

    Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X & 500X Top Features — Vibrant Colours, Gunslinger Seat, New Wheels & More

    The newly-launched Thunderbird 350X and 500X models, according to Royal Enfield, aim to "resonate with individualistic, bold, urban riders". In short, the X models are sportier than the regular Thunderbird. The new Thunderbird X models cost Rs 8000 more than the regular model.

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