Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X, 500X

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X, 500X

Royal Enfield Thunderbird X Getaway Orange

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. 

Royal Enfield Thunderbird X Drifter Blue Rear Quarter
Royal Enfield Thunderbird X Drifter Blue Rear Quarter

Design
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. 

Royal Enfield Thunderbird X Roving Red Front Quarter
Royal Enfield Thunderbird X Roving Red Front Quarter

Colour Options
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. 

Royal Enfield Thunderbird X Whimsical White
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. 

Royal Enfield Thunderbird X Getaway Orange Side Profile
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 don’t get ABS even as an option. 

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X - Roving Red
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X – Roving Red

Dimensions
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
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X – Blazing Orange

Price and Competition
The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X has 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.


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