2018 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X Vs 500X: What’s The Difference?

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We compare the 2018 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X Vs 500X to see what is the basic difference between these two cruisers.

Royal Enfield today launched the 2018 iterations of the Thunderbird 350X and the 500X in India. These cruiser bikes are aimed at attracting young buyers and fall under the Thunderbird X brand name. For this, they get radical colour schemes which make these bikes look modern and sporty. Both the Thunderbird 350X and the 500X are based on the same frame as the Thunderbird 350 and 500. Hence, they also share their engine specification with these bikes. The major point of differentiation is their styling and other mechanical attributes which give these cruisers their own unique identity. But is there a major difference between the 2018 350X and the 500X? In this specification based comparison, we pitch the 2018 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X vs the 500X to find the same, read along!

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2018 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X Vs 500X: Price Comparison

The 2018 Thunderbird 350X costs INR 1.56 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The 2018 Thunderbird 500X retails at INR 1.98 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

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2018 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X Vs 500X: Engine Specification Comparison

The engine line-up of the 2018 Thunderbird X series is the same as before. The 2018 350X gets a single cylinder 346 cc engine. It produces 19.8 BHP along with 28 NM of peak torque. The 2018 500X gets a single cylinder 499 cc engine. This motor produces 27.2 BHP along with 41.3 NM. A 5-speed manual transmission is offered. Both the bikes get dual disk-brakes. However, both are devoid of ABS.

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2018 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X vs 500X side profile

2018 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X Vs 500X: Mileage Comparison

The 346 cc engine in the Thunderbird 350X promises a mileage of 30 to 35 km/l. The 499 cc engine in the 500X promises a mileage of 25 to 28 km/l.

2018 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X vs 500X side instrument profile

2018 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X Vs 500X: Features Comparison

Both the bikes offer a similar level of specifications. The styling of both the 350X and the 500X are identical to each other. The only difference is the 350X and the 500X nametag printed on the side of each cruiser. The Thunderbird X series comes with new-wider handlebars. Also on offer are new alloy wheels with tubeless tyres and fuel tank coloured rim highlights. Both the bikes get black colour on the engine and other components. This gives the cruiser a sporty appeal. The front and rear wheels of both the bikes come with disk brakes. Other features include LED daytime running lights along with LEd tail-lamps.

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2018 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X vs 500X seat profile

2018 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X and 500X: Colours

The 2018 Thunderbird 350X and the 500X are available in four different colours. These include Whimsical White, Drifter Blue, Gateway Orange and Roving Red.

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