Exclusive: Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X, Thunderbird 350X launching on 22nd February: More in store beyond candy colours

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X and Thunderbird 350X will be launched in India after Auto Expo 2018 on 22nd February. The two models will carry a lot of updates over the existing ones out of which the candy colours are the most prominent ones.

By: | Published: January 29, 2018 12:48 PM
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X spied Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X

Royal Enfield will launch the new Thunderbird 500X and Thunderbird 350X cruisers in India on 22nd February. The information has been revealed to us by a credible source close to the development. The new Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X and Thunderbird 350X had been spied completely undisguised at what appears to be one of the company's dealer yards. One of the prime changes on the new Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X and Thunderbird 350X is the new candy colours that you will see for the first time in any Royal Enfield motorcycle till date. To be precise, the new motorcycles have been spied in multiple shades of red, white, yellow and blue that indeed offer a distinct visual appeal. Mechanically, there should be no changes on the new Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X and Thunderbird 350X. The Thunderbird 350X will get its power from the same 346cc engine, generating 20 hp of power and 28 Nm of torque. Talking about the other model, the new Thunderbird 500X will source its power from a 499cc, single cylinder, air-cooled mill that is good for 27 hp of power and 41 Nm of torque. Both models get a five-speed gearbox.

The new Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X and Thunderbird 350X will come with disc brakes at both ends. An ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) might also be on offer at least as an option. The new Royal Enfield bikes will come with an all-black theme that offers a more premium appeal. Also, the pillion backrest was absent on the spied units and the intent of the manufacturer seems to offer the new Thunderbirds rawer aesthetics. The headlamp of the two motorcycles may receive some subtle changes but will retain the circular LED DRLs (Daytime Running Lights). The tail lamp unit will also contain LEDs.

More details on these new Royal Enfield cruisers are a mystery at the moment. The new Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X and Thunderbird 350X are expected to be priced marginally higher than the existing Thunderbird models. More details to be revealed in the coming days.

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