Royal Enfield has been testing its updated and upcoming Thunderbird X for a few months now. We first reported about some of its spy shots in early July. Now, some more spy pics have surfaced which reveal new details of the bike.
The biggest change that we could identify from the new spy images was the new instrument cluster. Royal Enfield is going to ditch the dual-pod instrument cluster from the current model and will adapt the new single-pod unit. It will be a combination of both analogue and digital tech. It looks nice for a change and would enhance the bike’s front look; might even make it look beefier.
The new Thunderbird X will also get updated side panels, handlebar, alloy wheels, revised seat, redesigned exhaust and footpegs. We already saw the bike from the rear. It looks more classy and retro. All this would give it a fresh look and thus lure in more new (non-RE) buyers.
The engine of the upcoming Royal Enfield Thunderbird X will be reworked to meet BS6 emission norms. Most probably, the new models will continue to be offered in 350 and 500 variants. We are expecting them to be launched sometime early next year as BS6 will come into effect from 1st April 2020.