Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X & 500X: Things To Know About The Latest Bikes From Royal Enfield

By Abhinand Venugopal

The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X & 500X were launched in February 2018, at a price of Rs 1.56 and 1.98 lakh, respectively. The 350X & 500X uses the same powerplant as the regular Royal Enfield Thunderbird. Launched with only cosmetic updates, Royal Enfield claims that the new Thunderbird models are aimed at young riders. The motorcycles also feature a new handlebar design, unlike the regular Thunderbird. The Royal Enfield Thunderbird X models get a 'Gunslinger' seat too.

The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X is powered by a 346cc single-cylinder engine, with 19bhp and 28Nm of torque. Meanwhile, the 500X has a 499cc single-cylinder unit. The Thunderbird 500X produces 27bhp and 41.3Nm of torque. Both have a 5-speed gearbox.

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X & 500X: Things To Know About The Latest Bikes From Royal Enfield

Here are the top things you should know about the funky-looking Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X and 500X:

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X & 500X Top Speed & Acceleration

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X & 500X: Things To Know About The Latest Bikes From Royal Enfield

The new Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X has a claimed top speed of 110km/h. The 350X can also sprint from 0-60km/h in 5.6 seconds. Meanwhile, the more powerful Thunderbird 500X can reach a top speed of 130km/h. It can do a 0-60km/h run in five seconds.

Thunderbird 350X & 500X Mileage & Fuel Capacity

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X & 500X: Things To Know About The Latest Bikes From Royal Enfield

Being cruisers, the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X & 500X should return good mileage for long-distance journeys. Though Royal Enfield has not revealed any official mileage figures for the new Thunderbird 350X & 500X, there have been many claims by users. Both motorcycles have a fuel capacity of 20-litres.

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X & 500X: Things To Know About The Latest Bikes From Royal Enfield

The Thunderbird 350X returns a claimed mileage 35-40km/l. On the other hand, the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X gives close to 30km/l.

RE Thunderbird 350X & 500X Weight, Braking & Ground Clearance

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X & 500X: Things To Know About The Latest Bikes From Royal Enfield

The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X has a kerb weight of 197kg. Meanwhile, the lesser Thunderbird 350X weighs 195kg. With a ground clearance of 135mm, the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X & 500X can go over most bumps.

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X & 500X: Things To Know About The Latest Bikes From Royal Enfield

Both Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X & 500X are equipped with a 280mm front disc and a 240mm rear disc brakes. ABS is however still a distant dream for Royal Enfield models. The new Thunderbird models come with a 90/90 R19 front tyre and a 120/80 R18 rear tyre.

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X & 500X Bookings And Availability

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X & 500X: Things To Know About The Latest Bikes From Royal Enfield

The new Royal Enfield 350X & 500X can be booked for Rs 7000 with a waiting period of around 45-75 days. The waiting period of the Thunderbird 350X & 500X varies with the dealership locality.

Thoughts On The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X & 500X

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X & 500X: Things To Know About The Latest Bikes From Royal Enfield

The new Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X & 500X are perhaps the coolest-looking models from the brand. The vibrant colour schemes against the black elements look really good. In addition to this, Royal Enfield provides a host of accessories for both motorcycles.

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