It has come to light that Royal Enfield, the iconic South India-based motorcycle manufacturer, is about to launch a new variant of the 350cc Thunderbird. Dubbed as the new 2018 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X, the new motorcycle has been spied at a dealership recently. There’s a good chance of this model being present at the fast-approaching Auto Expo 2018, where it would share the floor space with the upcoming Thunderbird 500X. As you can see in the images here, the motorcycle looks many styling updates that make it look fresher and arguably more attractive. There won’t be any change in the specifications. The new Thunderbird 350X is expected to have an ex-showroom price of Rs 1.70 lakh.
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X Launch Date
|Launch Date (expected)||February 2018|
While the company is yet to let out an official word on the launch date of its new motorcycle, there are good chances that the new 2018 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X launch would take place at the Auto Expo 2018. The new motorcycle will make its debut alongside the Thunderbird 500X, which will boast same features.
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X Price in India
|Ex-showroom Price (expected)||Rs 1.70 Lakh|
The regular Thunderbird 350 costs roughly Rs 1.57 lakh. The new 350X offers more features and looks fresher. Hence, we feel that it will command a significant price premium over the regular model. Expect the price to be roughly Rs 1.70 lakh. While the new bike would cost more, we are pretty sure that it will be able to justify the price premium through the fresher styling and more features.
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X Features
- Vibrant Paint Shades
- Tubeless Tyres
- Single-seat arrangement
- New Multi-spoke Alloys
- Front and Rear Disc Brakes
- Projector Headlight
- LED Daytime Running Lights
- Black-painted alloys and cycle parts
- Flatter Handlebar
- Electric Start
- Front Disc Brake
- Rear Disc Brake
- Engine Kill Switch
- Gas-charged Rear Shock Absorbers
- DC Electricals
- Pass Beam Switch
- Maintenance Free Battery
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X Specifications
|Maximum Power||19.8 BHP @ 5,250 RPM|
|Peak Torque||28 Nm @ 4,000 RPM|
|Suspension||Telescopic Forks (Front), Twin Shock Absorbers (Rear)|
|Brakes||Disc (Front), Disc (Rear)|
Powering the new Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X is the same 346cc single-cylinder engine that powers the regular model. This single-cylinder is BSIV-compliant and comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission. This engine outputs a maximum power of 19.8 BHP along with a peak torque of 28 Nm. Akin to the standard T’Bird 350, the new model gets telescopic forks up front and gas-charged shock absorbers at the rear. Both the wheels get a disc brake each.
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X and 500X Images
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X Mileage
As the engine is the same as the one on the regular motorcycle, there won’t be any difference in the mileage. We are pretty sure that the new 2018 RE Thunderbird 350X will be able to deliver as much as 35 KMPL on the highway and around 30 KMPL in the city.
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X Top Speed
|True Top Speed||120 KMPH|
As the tech specs of the 2018 RE Thunderbird 350X remain the same as those of the regular model, there won’t be any change in the top speed. Hence, akin to the standard version, the 2017 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X should have a true top speed of 120 KMPH
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X Design & Colours
The new Thunderbird 350 X looks fresher and arguably more stylish than the regular cruiser motorcycle from Royal Enfield. The new bike is available in as many as four new colours – Red, Yellow, Blue, and White. The 350X gets a dual-tone colour treatment. The new multi-spoke alloy wheels and all the cycle parts come painted in matte-black. The twin-seat arrangement has been replaced with a single seat. The side fenders get the new ‘350X’ badges. The tall handlebars of the regular T’bird 350 have been replaced with a flatter unit. Overall, the new bike impresses due to the several styling updates it carries.
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X – Other Details
|Front Brake||280mm Disc, 2-Piston caliper|
|Rear Brake||240mm Disc, Single piston caliper|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic, 41mm forks, 130mm travel|
|Rear Suspension||Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload, 80mm travel|
|WHEELS & TYRES|
|Front Tyre||90/90-19, 52P MRF Zapper FM|
|Rear Tyre||120/80-18, 62P MRF Zapper C|
|Battery Type||Maintenance Free|
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