Indian premium motorcycle maker Royal Enfield has launched its Thunderbird 500X with ABS at a price of Rs 2.13 lakh. Thunderbird 500X is factory made custom version Thunderbird cruiser and it features dual-channel unit. Compared to the cruise model the 500X looks different. The most prominent features of the bike are the bright colour fuel tank, 9-spoke alloy wheels with tubeless tyres, body-colour wheel stripes, flatter handlebar and black theme bodywork.
Apart from the ABS, technical specifications of the bike remain unchanged. It is equipped with 499cc, air-cooled, single cylinder engine that delivers 27Ps power and 41Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
Royal Enfield is slowly updating all its product portfolio with ABS option which has been made a mandate for all the above 125cc motorcycles in India that comes into effect from April 1, 2019. Almost all the other models like Classic Signals 350, Himalayan, Classic 500 and Thunderbird 350X have already upgraded with ABS feature.