Royal Enfield has launched the new Thunderbird X series. The Thunderbird 300X is priced at Rs 1.56 lakh and the Thunderbird 500X is priced at Rs 1.98 lakh (prices are ex-showroom, Delhi). The major change is cosmetic change including new colour scheme. Colour schemes on offer with the Thunderbird 350X are Roving Red and Whimsical White while on Thunderbird 500X are Drifter Blue and Getaway Orange.
Thunderbird 350X and 500X receive the major changes over the regular Thunderbird such as 9-spoke alloy wheels with tubeless tyres, the new handlebar and the one piece seat. There are no changed except these and you get the projector head-light with LED daytime running lights and LED tail-light as the regular Thunderbird 350 and 500. Both the Thunderbird 350X and the Thunderbird 500X come equipped with Disc brakes on front and rear as standard. However, ABS still not being on offer by Royal Enfield is kind of a bummer.
The cosmetic changes are plastered same on both the Thunderbird 350X and the Thunderbird 500X which includes the single piece seat and the blacked out instrument cluster with chrome garnish around the dials. The new element is the grab-rail which is smartly integrated between the rear end of the seat and the tail-light. Matt black finish is used all around the motorcycle coming from the exhaust to the shock-absorbers to give it the appealing presence and add more beauty to it.
The new Thunderbird X series is plonked with the same engine and gearbox as the regular Thunderbird series. The 350X is plonked with the 346cc motor, that churns out 19.8hp and 28Nm of torque and the 500X is plonked with the 499cc motor, that churns out 27.2hp and 41.3Nm of torque. Both engines are coupled to the same five-speed gearbox.
The major demand from our side would be the availability of ABS at least as an option. What do you think about it? Please let us know in the comment section below.