- 2020 Thunderbird X now caught on camera
- Gets revised styling
- Likely to be unveiled at 2020 Auto Expo
Royal Enfield is in the process of bringing in the next generation of motorcycles, and the Thunderbird X series is one of them. An early prototype of the 2020 Thunderbird X was recently spotted testing on the roads of Tamil Nadu.
From the video, it’s clear that the next generation Thunderbird X is likely to get some major aesthetic as well as mechanical changes. While the test mule was seen wearing some bit of camouflage, it couldn’t hide every aspect of the motorcycle. The test mule was equipped with a different tail section. The fuel tank too, has been redesigned, and flows well with the overall styling of the motorcycle.
A close look at the video reveals that there’s a change in frame geometry as well. Plus, the suspension setup looks different as well. The front brake setup has moved from the left side on the current model, to the right side. The prototype is equipped with split seats, lower handlebar and redesigned side panels. The 2020 variant of the Thunderbird X will get a BS6 engine which means there will be a good difference in power and torque figures.
Royal Enfield is likely to unveil its BS6 range at the 2020 Auto Expo. The official launch of its new bikes could happen soon after the India debut. In terms of price increase, expect a decent price hike compared to the current model.