There are disc brakes at both ends, with a 280mm front disc and a 240mm rear one. The new model is expected to launch in this month, January 2018. The seat also gets colour coordinated stitching a nice touch , and the wheels also get a colour coordinated stripe around the rim. Another design transformation includes a flatter handler than a cruiser-style handlebar of the standard Royal Enfield Thunderbird. It is more of a heart over head buy, the 500X. So, if you're in the market for a new motorcycle, and have about 2 lakh rupees in your budget, and you've always been inclined towards a Royal Enfield, by all means take a look at the X. Royal Enfield Thunderbird X is launched in its traditional 350cc and 500cc engines.
The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X retains the same 499cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder motor of the Thunderbird 500. In terms of ride quality, the suspension setup was able to absorb most of the bumpy surfaces I rode it through without any drama. The 499 cc engine is happiest below 3500 rpm and at around 80-90 kmph It's a familiar feeling as soon as you get on the move, but the new handlebar gives you a slightly 'different' feel and makes for a slightly more eager handler, even though the chassis, rake and suspension remain the same. It gets all-black treatment, which extends to the alloy wheels. How can one expect such cheap experience with a so called world class brand? If those are traits you're willing to live with, the blacked-out look, alloy wheels, tubeless tyres and attractive paint schemes may give you even more reason to consider the Thunderbird X. Both in India and abroad! It goes without saying that tubeless tyres greatly enhances safety at highway speeds where a sudden tyre blowout can be fatal.
Ride quality is one of the better aspects of the bike, it deals with bad roads with composure though it does get a bit unsettled if you hit bumps a little too fast. Well, the most obvious change is to the paint. In , we had noted a top speed of 119. Back then, I was fresh out of high school and studying to be a designer in a different part of the country. New Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X and Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X are priced from Rs 1. Split seat Single Seat with new design Chrome exhaust Matte Black exhaust Spoke Rims Alloy Wheels Tube Type Tyres Tubeless Tyres Chrome coloured wheels Black wheel with body paint highlight line Price Comparison — Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 vs Thunderbird 500X At this moment, several units have been spotted at certain dealerships and service centers. New color options like Blue, Orange, Yellow etc.
The fuel tank meanwhile gets a shade of bright yellow and blue options with matching rim tapes on the new alloy wheels that replace the spoked units. It has been more than 16 years that Royal Enfield Thunderbird is riding on Indian roads and nothing to comment about its performance, its really Bingo, for riders. But speed comes a great cost. The changes may be functional, but they do significantly alter how the bike looks — along with the slightly chopped rear fender, they give the Thunderbird X a completely different stance. Braking is via a 280 mm single disc in the front and 240 mm single disc at the rear.
Royal Enfield has brought a funky variant of its Thunderbird motorcycle under brand name- Thunderbird 500X. Thunderbird 500 Thunderbird 500X High Handlebar Straight Handlebar Black engine with silver fins All Matte-black engine Old color options including Black, Olive green etc. Even, they upgrade their business model over the past few years. The handlebar is a flatter, wider one, which should help with manoeuverability in the city. The new X model has been priced at Rs 1. Royal Enfield saw a need in the market for an urban cruiser, and this is the result: the Thunderbird 350X.
It was shocking to see that the entire silencer came off and it was 9:30pm where there were no garage which were open and the only option I was left with is to search for a cable which luckily I found in the roadside garbage accelerator cable and tie the silencer as it is for time being. So is the Thunderbird an evolution or a revolution? Royal Enfield Thunderbird X Design Review : Both, Thunderbird X 350cc and Thunderbird X 500cc look more linear and sleeker than their predecessor. What needs an upgrade is the brakes. Including a new headlamp, taillight, fuel-tank, seats, and other alterations. Royal Enfield is going to launch its latest Thunderbird 500 series this month. Royal Enfield even has its own take on my favourite light blue, which it calls Drifter Blue.
Royal Enfield saw a need in the market for an urban cruiser, and this is the result: the Thunderbird 350X. The Thunderbird X gets the blacked out theme to give it fresh appeal What's new? Always check oil every 750 kms. The Thunderbird X range gets new flat handlebar, single piece seat, and integrated grab-rail for pillion and blacked out twin-pod instrument cluster with a chrome garnish around the dials. This also resulted in assured handling with a responsive feel. For that money, you're getting a factory custom with a whole lot of attitude.
. The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 X looks good and will appeal to the quintessential Royal Enfield fan Who's this bike for then? At that price, you have the , and even the Royal Enfield Classic series as options. The Thunderbird 500X is available in two colour options - Getaway Orange and Drifter Blue. But let's be honest, the Thunderbird is a rather sombre looking motorcycle. Read More - Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X First Ride Review:. Now, buyers can personalize their Thunderbird X models with the new that cost between Rs 900 — Rs 9,500. For better viewings, you can check the table below.
Chain will get rust when not lubed every 500 kms. Do take a test ride in order to judge your riding comfort. Riding impressions The 500X has no mechanical changes from the standard Thunderbird. There are black colored grab rails present on the bike nicely tucked in between the rear fender and seat. Rusting on every chrome surface. The uneven crimp on the bottom of the fuel tank reflects poorly on build quality Our test bike is in the Getaway Orange shade, and it's striking to look at, from a distance. What we are riding today is the 500 X, and you can tell because the 350 isn't available in this Drifter Blue paint scheme.