The new Royal Enfield Thunderbird X models created quite a stir in the motorcycle market when it was unveiled in the Auto-Expo 2018. Two variants, the Thunderbird 350X and 500X were released. There have been several requests to compare the new Thunderbird X models with the original base Thunderbird models, after all both the new and old model are still in production. So basically what’s changed and what’s new in the X models, continue reading to find out.
Astonishing Paint Job
The new Thunderbird X models showcase bold colours. The vibrant colours such as red, blue and yellow perfectly blend in with the boldness of black. When you drive one on the roads the people are sure to turn their head to look at your new Thunderbird X, that’s for sure.
Change in Stance
The new Thunderbird X have improved the basic stance of the motorcycle, now it feels more aggressive. Handling is now better than ever, it wouldn’t be much of an hassle to drive even in heavy traffic conditions. On the highways too, the handling is a bliss, the new handlebar also contributes a great deal of effort to ease the handling also the vibrations on handlebars are significantly reduced.
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Alloy wheels (Duh)
The second thing you would notice after the paint job is the alloy wheels. This is the first motorcycle by Royal Enfield which officially comes with an alloy wheel set. So now, you don’t have to go to a custom shop to get them changed. Also it blends in perfectly with the colour scheme of the motorcycle.
The Royal Enfield Thunderbird X series is a really good looking motorcycle. With just a small price increase of Rs 5000/- for the 300X and Rs 10000/- for the 500X, Royal Enfield is offering you a great deal. Apart from the cosmetic and ergonomic changes, there are no changes in the heart of the motorcycle i.e. the engine. It is the same unit as used in the old Thunderbird model. So basically you are paying the extra money for a custom job 😀
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