An entire fleet of the 2020 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X production-ready version has been spotted and images are now available on the internet reveals how much the motorcycle has changed from its current version.
With a glossed-black colour scheme, the upcoming motorcycle seems to be rather premium. The mechanical parts of the bike, like the alloy wheels, motor, and the front fork, gets a matte black treatment. The petrol tank, however, seems to be a bit longer than the vehicle’s current model and is likely to have a larger capacity. The new Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X has a split seat instead of the single-piece unit on its predecessor. The foot pegs are flatter to offer more surface area.
The switchgear of the 2020 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X is a retro-styled unit which is smaller to those seen on the current Classic 350. The upcoming motorcycle will also have a single-pod, semi-digital instrument cluster and adjustable levers.
The 2020 Thunderbird 350X is mounted on a dual-cradle frame, while its current version has a single downtube chassis. The new bike’s powertrain seems to be based on the Royal Enfield J platform. The Chennai-headquartered company, in all probability, is likely to equip the 2020 Thunderbird 350X with a BS-VI engine. It may even ditch the existing 350cc motor for a more powerful 400cc unit.
The current Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X commands an ex-showroom price of INR1.63 lakh in Delhi. Industry reports suggest that the upgraded version may be pegged between INR1.8 lakh to INR1.85 lakh. The motorcycle is expected to be unveiled at the 2020 Auto Expo, with the rollout happening soon after. As and when the 2020 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X hits the streets, it will face competition from the Bajaj Dominar 400. The latter has a 373.cc motor and is priced at INR1.80 lakh.