- The spotted model sports reworked rear-end, side-panels and tank.
- It also gets shorter rear fender opposed to Thunderbird X.
- It is reported that the 2020 Royal Enfield Thunderbird will get cruiser-style riding position.
A new video of the upcoming 2020 Royal Enfield Thunderbird has surfaced online, featuring minimal camouflage. The Thunderbird seen in the video has a strong resemblance to the test mule spotted recently. However, the bike is seen sporting an all-new styling at the rear, reworked side panels and tank. It also seems to get a shorter rear fender as opposed to the one seen on the Thunderbird X and the indicator/brake lamp seem to be repositioned. While the tank looks reminiscent of the 20-litre unit from the current models, the fuel-cap has been placed to the middle.
It is reported that the 2020 Royal Enfield Thunderbird will get cruiser-style riding position as the footpegs on the bike to seem to be repositioned two to three inches ahead. Save for the aforementioned changes, the other styling bits seem to match with the test mule spied a few days back.
The 2020 Royal Enfield Thunderbird is built on the double-cradle chassis and gets a more compact exhaust. Also, expect the new-gen Thunderbird to borrow the chrome exhaust covering from the new-gen Classic. This unit hides the catalytic converter in front of the rear wheel and has been spotted several times in the previous spy shots of new-gen Classic.
The spy image leaked recently seems to carry a host of different elements compared to the previous spy-shots of the next-generation Thunderbird. As can be seen, this image features a differently styled rear end, while the tail-lamp assembly has been carried over from the current model. Another difference is in the colour of the engine casing and end-can on the exhaust. While there is yet no clue as to what this could mean, albeit, reports are rife that Royal Enfield could either be testing multiple engine variants of the bike or it could be two different models.