The upcoming Royal Enfield lineup is becoming more interesting day by day. The new bikes, Sherpa and Hunter have been the talking point of every new portal. Whilst this has been the trend, the new spy images of a Royal Enfield ThunderbirdX BS6 have been seen. The spy shots tell us a lot of things about the upcoming bike and we think that it will be an affordable version of the current bike. Read ahead to find out what the Royal Enfield has in find with the BS6 ThunderbirdX.
Royal Enfield ThunderbirdX BS6 Spyshots
The bike that was spied continues to make us of the split grab rail. It also has the same single-piece seat along with indicators placed near the tail lamp. Also, the right side of the bike has a new upswept exhaust with a smaller canister. The bike was instantly not recognisable as the analogue dual pod instrument cluster has been changed to a single pod digital unit.
The bike now also replaces the single cradle chassis. The double-cradle setup seems like it is from the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650. This might reduce the vibration and make the bike feel more confident on high speeds. The alloy wheels and the body panels on the bike remain the same despite the change of the chassis.
Royal Enfield ThunderbirdX BS6 Engine
The Royal Enfield ThunderbirdX BS6 has a completely matte black finish. This is similar to the current generation of the ThunderbirdX. The engine currently is a 346cc air-cooled engine with a carburettor. With BS6 only the fuel-injected version will be sold. The engine currently produces a power of 20 bhp and has a good healthy torque of 28 Nm. We also expect the bike to do away with the pushrod setup and replace it with overhead cams. This will result in better and linear performance.
The suspension setup of the Royal Enfield ThunderbirdX includes a conventional telescopic fork at the front. The rear gets twin springs. Also, the front forks on the ThuderbirdX will get rubber gaiters. The breaking of the vehicle will be managed by disc brakes from ByBre. This will also have single-channel ABS for safety but a dual-channel is not what we can expect to see on the ThunderbirdX BS6. We are expecting this bike to launch right before the BS6 deadline.