Photos of the next-generation Royal Enfield Thunderbird being examined have surfaced lower than a day after pictures of the all-new Classic did. Just like the Basic, the Thunderbird has obtained a number of beauty and mechanical modifications.
The brand new model of Thunderbird is working its braking on the proper facet, whereas the present mannequin has its discs and calipers situated on the left facet. The chain and sprockets have additionally switched sides and moved over to the left-hand facet. Equally, the Thunderbird additionally seems to be working a extra compact exhaust, which ends nicely earlier than the rear tyre – not like on the present mannequin, the place it’s jutting out. This may very well be both only a styling tweak or it may very well be the all-new BS-VI mannequin, working a reworked engine-and-exhaust set-up.
Whereas it isn’t very clear, Royal Enfield seems to have ditched the kick-starter. The alloy wheels seem to have Y-shaped spokes as a substitute of the common straight ones discovered on the present Thunderbird X variant. The subsequent-gen bikes from the corporate are solely anticipated to characteristic electrical begin, just like the 650 twins – which leads us to consider that this can be a BS-VI-compliant mannequin.
The bike within the picture additionally seems to have styling modifications, the rear fender seems to be shorter and the taillight-housing has been redesigned, as nicely. The dual shock-absorbers seem to have gone by way of a change too. Whereas the tank appears to be like just like the 20-litre unit seen on the present fashions, the gasoline cap now appears to be like prefer it sits within the centre and never in direction of the proper.
This motorbike within the picture might both be the up to date X or an all-new normal Thunderbird. Whereas that is still not sure, we are able to count on these modifications on each the 350 and 500 variants.