2020 Thunderbird BSVI launch expected in the coming few months – it is coming with comprehensive updates to the engine as well as styling…
The last spotting of the new Thunderbird revealed that Royal Enfield is finally lending the motorcycle a more comprehensive cruiser look. In a latest update, four test mules of the next-gen motorcycle have been spotted in near-production forms, revealing new changes.
As we said, Thunderbird is set to get a more cruiser-like seating posture with forward set front footpegs. It also gets fresh rear styling, new tank and different side panels. There is no kick-starter and the braking hardware and drive chain have interchanged positions. These are direct hints the engine has gone through a big makeover.
Apart from the Bharat Stage VI compliance that it has to achieve, the new Thunderbird is expected to offer a technically better motor. That exhaust pipe has also been shortened (finally sense prevailed!) and the motorcycle is running on a new double-cradle frame.
Instead of a dual-pod design, there is a big, single-pod instrument cluster which looks like an analogue-digital console. Royal Enfield may choose to display more information in this new unit.
Though the rear side blinkers and the tail lamp appear to be conventional bulbs, the motorcycle may get LED headlamps. The alloy wheels are also new.
All in all, these are the best-yet pics of the upcoming Thunderbird. You don’t have to wait for long to ride it across town since this has to be introduced before the BSVI norms kick in (from April 2020); so it is a wait of not more than six months, at max!
Like the current model, the new-gen motorcycle is expected to continue in two variants – the standard as well as the ‘X’ range. Prices are set to increase by a few thousand rupees.
Spy pics source – Autocar