ROYAL ENFIELD THUNDERBIRD X LAUNCHED IN INDIAPosted On: March 2, 2018 By : AutoLife Team
Royal Enfield has launched its new Thunderbird 350X and 500X. The 350X and 500X are available in four bright colours – Getaway Orange and Drifter Blue on the 500X, Whimsical White and Roving Red on the 350X – and also feature a few other cosmetic updates.There are multiple changes that set it apart from the regular model – such as the new handlebar and seats. The bikes feature 9-spoke black alloy wheels and tubeless tyres. The headlamp and tail-lamp are the same units as the standard model, replete with an LED daytime-running light, as well as an LED tail-lamp. Disc brakes are standard at the front and rear; although without ABS.Both new Thunderbird variants use the same engine and gearbox as the standard Thunderbird range. The 350X employs the 346cc motor from the Thunderbird 350, which makes 19.8hp and 28Nm of torque; while the 500X is powered by the 499cc motor from the Thunderbird 500, which produces 27.2hp and 41.3Nm of torque. Both engines are mated to the same five-speed gearbox.The digi-analogue twin-pod instrument cluster also gets the blacked-out treatment with a chrome garnish around the dials. A major change is the all-new seat, a single-piece unit which looks modern and in tune with the rest of the motorcycle’s appeal. The exhaust and the telescopic fork also have a matte-black finish, as do the top and bottom ends of the dual shock-absorbers.