Good news for all ‘Thunderbird’ lovers! “Royal Enfield” the brand name under The Enfield Cycle Company Limited, renowned cruiser bike maker in India has launched two new motorcycles in India today. It has launched the Thunderbird 350X at a price of Rs 1.56 lacs and the Thunderbird 500X at a price of Rs.1.98 lacs approximately INR 8000 more as compared to the respective Thunderbird 350 and Thunderbird 500 models.
In terms of mechanical components, the Thunderbird 350X and 500X share the same engines with their standard versions (Thunderbird 350 and Thunderbird 500) but in order to build the interest in the bike the company introduced a host of cosmetic updates justifying the 'X' suffix. The model is updated in the form of flat wide handlebars, a single piece seat instead of the earlier split seats, new 9-spoke alloy wheels, tubeless tyres, matte black detailing and a blacked out headlamp housing as well, keeping in mind the target younger buyers. The alloy wheels are draped in color coded rim stickers to introduce a sporty character to the bikes.
The new models have been launched in four new colors. Thunderbird 500X has been released in eye-popping colors like Getaway Orange and Drifter Blue while Thunderbird 350X has been released in Whimsical White and Roving Red shades. Both the motorcycles get an LED tail lamp and LED daytime running lamp embedded into the headlamp. To aid comfort levels of the riders while cruising on highways or commuting through traffic, the bikes also feature advanced gunslinger-style single-piece seat.
The deliveries for the new 2018 Thunderbird 350X and Thunderbird 500X will start next month according to a latest update from the Royal Enfield. Bookings for the bike opened today and 321 dealers are launching the bikes simultaneously today all over India.