Royal Enfield yesterday launched the Thunderbird X series in India, priced at INR 1.56 lakh and INR 1.98 lakh (ex-showroom India). According to the company, the new Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X and 500X are custom-inspired offerings from the Indian bike maker that are targeted towards young and urban Indian buyers. As compared to the regular variants, the Thunderbird 350X and the Thunderbird 500X is priced roughly INR 8,000 more. Here is everything you need to know about the new Royal Enfield Thunderbird X series. Also Read: Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X, 500X Launched in India
Royal Enfield Thunderbird X Drifter Blue Rear Quarter
The Royal Enfield Thunderbird X range is a custom-inspired sportier version of the regular models and are essentially built on the same Thunderbird platform. The bikes feature bright paint schemes, a single-piece gunslinger style seat, flat wide handlebar and matte black detailing. With the Thunderbird X series, the company has introduced alloy wheels and tubeless tyres for the first time as standard fitment on its products. Read More: Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X, 500X Launched in India – Launch Highlights
Royal Enfield Thunderbird X Roving Red Front Quarter
Speaking about colour options, the bikes are available in Getaway Orange, Roving Red, Drifter Blue and Whimsical White paint schemes. The alloy wheels on the bike get colour coordinated rim stickers. The matte-black styling enhances the bright colour schemes of the Thunderbird X range. Also Read: Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X, 500X – 5 Things to Know
Royal Enfield Thunderbird X – Whimsical White
Engine Specifications & Transmission
The Thunderbird 350X is powered by a 346cc single-cylinder motor that produces 19.8 BHP of maximum power and 28 Nm of peak torque, mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X is powered by a 499cc motor that produces 47.2 BHP of power and 41.3 Nm of peak torque. This motor also comes mated to a 5-speed transmission. Read More: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650, Continental GT 650 Showcased at Rider Mania 2017; India Launch Next Year
Royal Enfield Thunderbird X Getaway Orange Side Profile
Suspension & Brakes
Both the bikes share most of the mechanical parts with each other. For instance, both bikes get telescopic forks at the front and gas-charged twin shock absorbers at the rear. Braking is aided by 280mm disc brake at the front and 240mm disc at the rear. However, the bikes dont get ABS even as an option. Also Read: EICMA 2017: Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 & Interceptor 650 Showcased
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X – Roving Red
Dimensionally, the Royal Enfield Thunderbird X range measures at 2040mm in length and 1140 in height, while the bike gets a seat height of 830mm. The ground clearance stands at 135mm. The bikes get a fuel tank capacity of 20-litres while the kerb weight is 195 kg.
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X – Blazing Orange
Price and Competition
The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X is priced at INR 1.98 lakh (ex-showroom India), while the Thunderbird 350X is priced at INR 1.56 lakh (ex-showroom India). The Thunderbird 500X does not have any direct competition as such; however, the Thunderbird 350X competes against the UM Renegade Sports S.