Royal Enfield is a brand known for making low powered cruisers which double up as everyday commuters. The company sells around 70,000 units each month because these motorcycles look retro and have a classic bike charm to them. Moreover, these bikes project themselves as big and tough but they ride slower than a 125 cc TVS Victor. That’s exactly what makes them sell so much, Royal Enfields are those bikes which are easy and safe to ride and they give you the appearance of a seasoned rider by overshadowing your riding speed with it’s classic and retro look.
After so many years, Royal Enfield has finally launched a new variant of their existing Thunderbird model, the Thunderbird X. The “X” stands for the Urban street factor and the hint of individuality which the bike offers. Royal Enfield took design cues from its users and created a bike which its customers were already making in the first place, by customizing motorcycles from their existing lineup. The bike looks fresh, light and suited for the urban environment, exactly what the Company intended it to be. So let’s take a closer look at what has changed from the previous model and what is still the same.
One of my friends bought a new Royal Enfield Classic 350 BS4 recently. I was also there with him as he had urged me to take care to not let anyone rip him off in the name of accessories or “extra charges”. After waiting for 2 hours, let me repeat, after waiting for 2 gruesome hours we got our bike delivered. Apparently, it wasn’t the preparation of bike which took so much time; it was all the confusion in the showroom. Anyways, showroom services are a talk of another time; let’s get back to the bike.
Situations like crawling traffic, one has to often ride much slower than usual, almost at walking speeds. At such speeds, to prevent the engine from stalling and still not drag your foot or duck walk no matter how heavy your motorcycle is, you need to know some simple techniques.