2018 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X, Thunderbird 500X India launch LIVE Updates:

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X, Thunderbird 500X India launch LIVE Updates: Chennai-based motorcycle manufacturer Royal Enfield is set to launch its two new motorcycles that go by the names Thunderbird 350X and Thunderbird 500X in India at an event in New Delhi today, following a long period of speculation and anticipation. The Thunderbird X will be based on the two cruisers – Thunderbird 350 and Thunderbird 500. This will be the first time Royal Enfield motorcycles will be seen in peppy bright colours with the Thunderbird 350X and Thunderbird 500X. While in terms of mechanical components, the Thunderbird 350X and 500X will share the same engines with their standard versions, there will some parts and features that will set them apart, justifying the ‘X’. Royal Enfield Thunderbird has been one of the most preferred cruisers in India and now with the launch of the Thunderbird X, the brand has something more sporty on offer. We are at the launch event of the newest Royal Enfield so stay tuned for live updates right from ground zero.

Follow Instant LIVE Updates From The New 2018 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X And Thunderbird 500X India Launch Including Price In India Right Here:

10:32 AM: The new 2018 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X and Thunderbird 500X will be launched at an event in New Delhi in the next few minutes. Our colleague has reached the launch venue and the proceedings will kick start shortly.

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10:27 AM: The new 2018 Royal Enfield Thunderbird  X will come with four candy colours that are one of their prime USPs. We believe many people will buy these motorcycles just because of the way they look. More details on the two motorcycles to be unwrapped in the next few minutes.

10:23 AM: The new 2018 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X and Thunderbird 500X will come with new seating that will have the same colour stitching on it as the body colour. This makes for a decent change and will surely attract more buyers. More details on the new Royal Enfield Thunderbird models to be revealed shortly.

10:20 AM: The new 2018 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X and Thunderbird 500X launch event will start in another few minutes. Keep refreshing this page if you do not want to miss any action. Our colleague will be sending instant updates from the launch event and we will update them here quickly.

10:15 AM: The new Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X and Thunderbird 500X will source power from the same engines that run the existing models. The power and torque outputs as well remain identical, which show that the new Thunderbird models are purely a cosmetic job done.

10:10 AM: The new 2018 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X and Thunderbird 500X will demand Rs 10,000 more than the existing models. All this additional price is thanks to the new elements that give the motorcycles a sporty makeover.

10:07 AM: The new Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X and Thunderbird 500X will be launched in India in four colour options namely Yellow, Blue, White and Red. These candy colours will be no doubt one of the prime visual attractions of the new Thunderbird 350X and Thunderbird 500X. More details on the motorcycles to follow soon.

10:01 AM: The new Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X and 500X will be launched in India in the next few minutes. The two bikes will be launched at respective prices of Rs 1.56 lakh and Rs 1.98 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), as told to us by a source close to the development.

09:55 AM: The new 2018 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X and Thunderbird 500X will also receive a modified rear fender and it is a part of the sporty upgrade. The motorcycles will come drenched in an all-black theme and the dark shade finds its place in front forks, headlamp cover, side covers and silencer.

09:50 AM: The new Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X and Thunderbird 500X will get a flatter handlebar as against the upright unit that comes on the present day models. This will offer a forward-leaning riding position to the rider and hence, the comfort on long distance journeys may take a back seat.

09:44 AM: And our little birdie has just sent us one brochure image of the new 2018 Royal Enfield Thunderbird X. The image lists all changes that have been done to the Thunderbirds and it clearly shows that the company intends to offer the motorcycle a sporty cosmetic surgery.

09:41 AM: The new 2018 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X and Thunderbird 500X will get tubeless tyres so that the rider does not get into worries in case of a puncture. The tyres come mounted over stylish black alloy wheels that also get pinstripe to step up the sporty character.

09:38 AM: The new 2018 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X and Thunderbird 500X will come with a new rear body grab rail and the motorcycles ditch the pillion backrest from the existing model. There also seems some revisions to the tail lamp design and it looks sportier than before. More details in the next few minutes.

09:35 AM: The launch event of the new Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X and 500X will start in the next few minutes. Stay tuned with us as we will be bringing all the updates straight from the launch event.

09:30 AM: The new Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X and Thunderbird 500X will have multiple sporty elements that have not been seen in any RE motorcycle will date. For instance, the new two Thunderbirds will get black alloy wheels and this is the first time that the said feature has been employed in a Royal Enfield bike.

09:23 AM: As the launch of the new 2018 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X and Thunderbird 500X is still one hour away and we can understand that you can’t hold your breath, you can watch our Royal Enfield Himalayan video review in the meanwhile.

09:18 AM: With the new Royal Enfield Thunderbird X edition, the Chennai-based manufacturer intends to give a sporty makeover to the motorcycles instead of the laidback character for which the two motorcycles are originally known for. Now what remains to be seen is whether the new Thunderbird 350X and Thunderbird 500X will replace the existing models or will they will be sold alongside.

09:11 AM: Express Drives had reported a few days back about the price of the new Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X and Thunderbird 500X. According to our little birdie, the two motorcycles will be launched in India at respective prices of Rs 1.56 lakh and Rs 1.98 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). If you want to read in detail, here is the link to the story.

09:07 AM: The launch of the new Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X and 500X will take place in another one hour. Our colleague will reach the launch venue in the next few minutes. We will keep updating all the action happening at the venue in this LIVE blog. So, sit back and enjoy the proceedings.

08:30 AM: This will be the first time Royal Enfield motorcycles will feature alloy wheels, ever since we first saw them on the DX175 in the 1980s. The brightly coloured fuel tanks of the Thunderbird 500X and 350X will be highlighted even further as the engine and rest of the components will be blackened out.

08:19 AM: Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X and 350X will carry a different personality compared to their standard versions. While the bright new colours will add a sporty appeal, the new handlebar will make for a slightly less relaxed riding style in comparison to a typical cruiser, moving towards a sporty ride style.

08:10 AM: Royal Enfield Thunderbird X range will come with a new handlebar, black alloy wheels, tubeless tyres and a single-piece seat; the features besides the bright colour options that will differentiate the Thunderbird X motorcycle from the standard Thunderbird 350 and 500.

07:45 AM: Sharing its powertrain with the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500, the Thunderbird 500X will come with a 499cc, air-cooled, single cylinder engine that produces 26.8 hp and 41.3 Nm, paired with a five-speed transmission.

07:22 AM: Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X will be powered by a 346cc single-cylinder engine that makes 20.7 hp and 20 Nm. The engine will be paired with a five-speed gearbox. This is the same engine that comes mounted on the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350.

Source by:-financialexpress

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