Sunday, 24 December 2017

New Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 X

From the starting of the year, 2017 Royal Enfield is giving continuous surprise to its lover and current users and for those also who are planning to get one. First, a disappointing news came that Himalayan has discontinued but then without any news, it suddenly came with the good news of Himalayan relaunched and then Redditch series for its classic series a new color option and then last but not the least dark collection i.e stealth black in 500cc and gunmetal grey in 350cc for classic series. Many of us were looking for any updates for its Thunderbird series and here it comes. As the end of 2017 is at its peak probably a last good news of 2017 a surprise for 2018  yes, a surprise by this time you all must be updated with this surprise that Royal Enfield is going to launch its new Thunderbird series named THUNDERBIRD 500 X loaded with all the features taken from all its updates which the company does in its classic series but these new updates are more amazing as compared to the classic series as a classic lover I felt jealous after seeing these amazing updates. Basically Thunderbird X has taken the color updates from the Redditch series red blue yellow and white i.e the only tank will be colored in different colors but the whole body will be black in color and the silencers wheels indicators and the handle bars are taken from the Dark series which means they are totally black in color powdered coated a new update given by the company is the amazing alloy wheels 10 spokes engine specifications are same as the current Thunderbird series but the seats are not split it is loaded with the single joined seat and has both rear and front disc brakes the expected launch of this bike is by the January 2018.

Specification :-


Type :- Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Spark ignition, Air cooled, Fuel injection
Displacement :- 499cc
Bore x stroke :- 84mm X 90 mm
Compression Ratio :- 8.5 : 1
Maximum Power :- 27.2 bhp @ 5250 rpm
Maximum Torque :- 41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Ignition System :- Digital electronic ignition
Clutch :-Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox :- 5 Speed Constant Mesh
Lubrication :- Wet sump
Engine Oil :- 15 W 50 API, SL Grade & above
Fuel Supply :- Electronic fuel injection
Air Cleaner :- Paper Element
Engine Start :- Electric/Kick

Chassis & Suspensions

Type :- Single downtube, using engine as stressed member
Front suspension :- Telescopic, 41mm forks, 130mm travel
Rear suspension :- Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload, 80mm travel


Wheelbase :- 1350 mm
Ground Clearance :- 135 mm
Length :- 2060 mm
Width :- 790 mm (Without Mirrors)
Height :- 1205 mm (Without Mirrors)
Kerb Weight :- 197 Kgs (with 90% Fuel & Oil)
Fuel Capacity :- 20 Liters

Brakes & Tyre

Tyres Fr.ont (black) :- 90/90 - 19
Tyres Rear(black)  :- 120/80 - 18
Brakes Front :- 280mm Disc, 2-Piston caliper
Brakes Rear :- 240mm Disc, Single piston caliper


Electrical System :- 12 volt - DC
Battery :- 12 volt, 14Ah
Head Lamp :- Projection type headlamp, H7 55 / 55 W
Tail Lamp :- LED lamp 
Turn Signal Lamp (black) :- 12V

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