The latest motorcycle in the Royal Enfield line-up to get dual-channel ABS is the Thunderbird 350X. The bike has been priced at Rs 1.63 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) – Rs 7,000 more than the standard bike (Rs 1.56 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi). The ABS-equipped Thunderbird 350X has already reached most dealerships across India.
Back in August 2018, Royal Enfield had told us that that it would equip all of its bikes with ABS, possibly by the end of the year. Other models that have already received this safety tech are the Classic Signals 350, the Himalayan and the Classic 500. A Royal Enfield dealer we spoke to also told us that the 500X will get ABS by the end of the month.
Royal Enfield launched the 350X along with the 500X back in February 2018. Setting the bike apart is the new handlebar, seat and riding position. The X models were also the first Royal Enfields to feature tubeless tyres, that were wrapped around new 9-spoke black-coloured alloy wheels.
The 350X employs the same 346cc motor from the Thunderbird 350, which makes 19.8hp and 28Nm of torque and comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
In other news, prices of all of Royal Enfield’s offerings have gone up owing to a new Supreme Court ruling. See by how much here.