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Royal Enfield is set to present a new optional based on its popular Thunderbird range. The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X is another iteration of the Thunderbird 500, and as the looks suggest, the 500X is the sporty avatar. This new model line will be called the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X and is likely to hit showrooms next month. A first set of spy pics have surfaced online showing this new model in its production guise. First up, the Thunderbird 500X, as the same suggests, is likely to continue with the same 500-cc gearbox and engine that powers the standard Thunderbird range. However, there are multiple changes that set it apart from the regular model. First up, the handlebar is new and so are the seats. The bikes are shod with black alloy wheels and tubeless tyres and the engine gets a matte black finish as a replacement for silver. The exhaust and suspension will also get a similar matte black-look. Expect the motorcycle to carry over the same engine that powers the existing Thunderbird 500. The 499cc, air-cooled, single cylinder engine that produces 27.2PS and 41.3Nm. It is mated to a five-speed gearbox. The projector headlamps, with LED DRLs, and LED tail light is similar to the existing Thunderbird.

The alloy wheels are ten-spoke units with 19-inch diameter in the front and 18-inch at the back. The model features disc brakes at the front and rear. The 500X’s tail and head-lamp are the matching units as the standard model, replete with an LED daytime running light and LED tech for the tail-lamp as well. The overall look of the bike is more like a Triumph Bonneville than a typical Royal Enfield. Also, note the new grab rail that’s also done in black. Overall the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X looks sporty and is certainly aimed at the younger audience. With the new Thunderbird 500X, Royal Enfield seems to be targeting a younger set of customers, which can be identified by the bright paint-shade choices like red, blue, yellow and white. Expect more facts on the model to surface once launch nears. Royal Enfield is also readying its new 650cc range, which is slated to hit showrooms in the second half of 2018.