The 2020 new Royal Enfield Thunderbird X has been spied testing again. The new spy shots reveal the styling and mechanical changes of the cruiser.
Royal Enfield has commenced the testing of its Bullet, Classic and Thunderbird series. All of them have been spied testing, indicating many changes to make it adhere to the upcoming emission norms as well as the changing trends.
The latest spy shots of the Royal Enfield Thunderbird X indicate that the riding posture will be completely different now. Looks like the seat is taken a bit behind, to offer a more comfortable position.
The footpegs have also been shifted a bit ahead and the fuel tank is slightly bigger now. Thunderbird is actually, the only cruiser in the RE lineup. While the spotted test mule looks more like a cruiser now.
You get the same split-seat with a raised single-piece handlebar setup. Other new bits include new chrome-plated exhaust muffler, new halogen headlamps and a revised tail section. The speedometer is now a single-pod cluster with a small LCD display in between. The new speedometer will show information such as riding range, gear indicator and real-time fuel efficiency.
Mechanical changes will include a new BS-6 compliant engine, which will get some other revisions as well. The updated engines will offer more power and quicker acceleration. The Royal Enfield Thunderbird X comes with 350cc and 500cc engines.
The Thunderbird will continue with the same twin shock absorbers at the back but will be tuned to offer a more comfortable ride. The positions of the sprocket and the rear disc have also been interchanged.
The same engines power the Bullet, Classic and Regular Thunderbird series and all of them will get the updated engine. Meanwhile, RE has now launched the more-affordable Bullet 350S, which goes for Rs 1.12 Lakhs (ex-showroom).
The same updates are likely to come on the Bullet and Classic range as well. There is no word on the 650 Twins yet, but the Himalayan is speculated to get a bigger 650cc engine, from the Twins. If launched, it will be the most affordable parallel-twin cylinder ADV.