Royal Enfield appears to be on the rise to renew its portfolio that updates models. This time, a Royal Enfield Thunderbird X has been seen on the Bangalore-Chennai highway in India. The test mule has a silhouette similar to that of the current generation Royal Enfield Thunderbird X but gets styling elements of updates.
The single down tube chassis is finished and the new model will get a double down tube. However, it will be too early to tell if the engine will be a stressed member or not. The engine still remains air-cooled, but we expect it to meet the strictest emission standards (BSVI). As previously reported in the Royal Enfield Classis espionage taps, we believe that the displacement of the motorcycle has increased and that the company can not sell similar motorcycles with two different motor sizes on offer.
Exterior changes include redesigned panels, redesigned headlight units. Another notable change includes that the disc brake unit in the front is mounted on the right side. The exhaust carries a new design too. Similar changes can be expected in the Royal Enfield Thunderbird.
Expect the company to announce the new model range for the year and it could go on sale in early 2020. Expect a price increase of Rs 10,000 and the updated BSVI model will cost between Rs 1.70-1.75 lakh in the showroom.