Pune: The global leader in mid-size motorcycles, Royal Enfield on Wednesday, launched the Thunderbird X in two variants.
The Thunderbird 500X priced at Rs 1,98,878 and the Thunderbird 350X at Rs 1,56,849 are aimed at continuing the legacy of Thunderbird.
These variants bring in a custom-inspired urban expression with an all blacked out theme and vibrant colours. The Thunderbird X is bolder, and will sport four new colours - Getaway Orange and Drifter Blue for the Thunderbird 500X and Whimsical White and Roving Red for the Thunderbird 350X.
The Thunderbird X will be powered by Royal Enfield’s Unit Construction Engine. The Thunderbird 500X is powered by a single cylinder, air cooled, 499cc engine fed by an electronic fuel injection system which produces maximum power of 27.2 bhp @ 5250 rpm and generates 41.3 Nm torque @ 4000 rpm.
Thunderbird 350X comes with a single cylinder, air cooled, twin-spark, 346cc engine which produces a maximum power of 19.8 bhp @ 5250 rpm and generates a maximum Torque of 28 Nm @ 4000 rpm.
The Thunderbird X comes with alloy wheels and tubeless tyres, a first for Royal Enfield, which give the motorcycle an attitude that sets it apart. The ‘gunslinger’ styled seat coupled with the new grab-rail and shortened rear mudguard creates custom style statement and gives a cleaner, less cluttered look.
The blacked-out theme is uniformly carried over to components like the silencer, front forks, side covers, headlamp cover, indicators and grab-rail. In high contrast, the vibrant colours of the tank are coordinated with other elements on the motorcycle, such as the stitching on the seat and rim-tapes on the wheels.
The new flat handlebar has been dropped to give a more aggressive, and leant-in riding attitude, and makes for a more committed riding stance. Disc brakes, both in front and rear, ensure adequate stopping power for safety and stability.
“The Thunderbird X is a custom inspired Royal Enfield that takes inspiration from our Thunderbird community. We have created an evocative, engaging, yet fun to ride factory-built custom-look motorcycle that will offer great scope for further customization and will appeal to new-age urban explorers,” said Rudratej (Rudy) Singh, President, Royal Enfield, while introducing the new machines.
“The two interpretations of Thunderbird and Thunderbird X will continue to strengthen our city and highway cruising proposition, and of nudging the youth to express themselves. Those who seek to make a bold, defining statement will certainly connect with the TBx,” Singh said.