Wednesday, December 2

India: Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X Comes with ABS

The latest motorcycle to get Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) in Royal Enfield’s product portfolio is the Thunderbird 500X. The company has priced the Thunderbird 500X at Rs 2.13 lakh (ex-showroom) and the on-road price will be around Rs 2.50 lakh.

Royal Enfield has also discontinued the non-ABS version of the Thunderbird 500X and the ABS-equipped model is around Rs 14,000 pricier than the older version. The company launched ABS equipped Thunderbird 350X at the beginning of this month. Now the entire Thunderbird X range is fitted with ABS as standard.

Apart from the addition of ABS, Thunderbird 500X remains unchanged in all aspects. While the Thunderbird range is typical cruiser bikes, the X range adds much-needed bling, ideal for the urban audience.

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