Modified Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X gets naked roadster styling

09/07/2019 - 17:11 | ,  ,   | Suvil Susvirkar

Haldankar Customs took a regular Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X and gave it a complete makeover to redesign it as a naked roadster, the X-350. The changes are more than just revised body panels as the modified Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X gets a revised cockpit, suspension setup and lighting among other changes.

Modified Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350x Right Fron
The Modified Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X, christened as X-350 in its new avatar, gets hardware upgrade in the form of upside-down front forks, new brakes and revised ergonomics.

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The stock headlight at the front has been traded for a full LED illuminator. However, the aftermarket headlamp features a round shape to retain some of the retro stylings, while giving the visuals a modern touch. The front blinkers are mounted on either side of the number plate under the headlight. Giving the motorcycle a muscular look from the front are the pair of KTM-sourced upside-down forks that replace the conventional shock absorbers at the front.

The cockpit has received a revision too and the ride related data is displayed on a single-pod, semi-digital meter. The asymmetrically mounted instrument cluster features an analogue tachometer while the rest of the information is available on the LCD screen. An auxiliary light sits next to the console.

Steering duties are performed by a KTM-sourced flatter, brushed aluminium handlebar that replaces the stock units to offer sportier ergonomics. The switchgear, however, has been retained from the standard motorcycle. The aftermarket rear view mirrors look modern and appealing.

The bodywork is all new and the modified Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X uses a chiselled fuel tank with recesses to lock the knees. The saddle, too, has been tweaked while the revised rear section features aftermarket tail light and blinkers. A custom rear fender covers the back wheel while the number plate sits next to the left side of the motorcycle.

The braking department has also undergone a change and the stock rotors have been replaced. The front uses a KTM sourced disc while the stopping power at the back comes from a petal-type rotor. The tyre profile has also been updated and the X-350 uses a 120-section front and 180-section rear rubber.

The mechanical specifications remain unaltered and the motorcycle continues to use the stock 346 cc air-cooled engine that uses a carburettor system. The single-cylinder motor churns out 20.07 PS of peak power at 5,250 rpm and 28 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm.

Modified Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350x Instrument
The new handlebar comes from KTM Duke range to give it a sportier riding position.

The customisation process cost INR 1.60 lakh and took three months to complete.


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