The traditional ‘dug-dug’ has now got more refined and tuned. The only cruiser in its line up, Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 is quite popular. This is one bike which has minimum features but still captures many hearts. Can Macho looks combine perfectly with subtlety? Read on to know that with details about the bike.
Earlier, known for Retro Street and Cafe racers, Royal Enfield has expanded its lineups with cruisers and adventure bike designs. The Thunderbird 350 gets a unique styling with some elegant colours, combining off-roading with riding with style. It is placed above the Classic, Bullet and Electra models. Unlike these three bikes, Thunderbird is more modern as compared to others. It gets a digital meter console and an Always-on headlamp. For comfort, it offers a backrest, which the other three do not get. Most of the Royal Enfield bikes are priced modestly, under Rs 2 Lakhs. The Thunderbird is priced at Rs 1.42 Lakhs (Ex-showroom Delhi). As such, RE has no competitors, because it has its own sweet fan base who idolize Royal Enfield bikes. Read on for the price, mileage, features, specifications and more of the cruiser.
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 – Price
|Price (Ex-showroom), New Delhi)||Rs 1.42 Lakhs|
The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 has an ex-showroom price of Rs 1.42 Lakhs in New Delhi. The updated one gets a BS-IV compliant engine and Always-On Headlamps. It’s worth a mention here that it will be soon made mandatory for all two-wheelers on sale in India to have these two new features.
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 – Design Review
Unlike its other Retro Street and Cafe Racer designs, Royal Enfield has made this a modern looking cruiser. In the front, it gets a large round Projector headlamp with disc brakes in the front and ape-hanger type handlebars. It gets a beefy 20 Litres fuel tank with a ‘Royal Enfield’ logo on the tank. It gets a twin-pod digital cluster with an analogue speedometer and tachometer. In the rear, it gets disc brakes with its silver-plated old-school exhaust flanked on one side. The cruiser comes with spoked wheels, but the alloy wheels come in the latest RE 350X and 500X. A lot of people put a copper or brass finish on its spoke wheels.
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 – Specifications
|Maximum Power||19.8 BHP @ 5,250 RPM|
|Peak Torque||28 Nm @ 4,000 RPM|
|Suspension||Telescopic Forks (Front), Twin Shock Absorbers (Rear)|
|Brakes||Disc (Front), Disc (Rear)|
Powering the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 is the same 346cc single-cylinder engine that powered the outgoing bike. This engine has a max. power-torque of 19.8 BHP-28 Nm. It comes mated to a 5-speed Manual Transmission.
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 Mileage
The RE Thunderbird 350 can offer as much as 35 KMPL on the highway. In the city, however, it delivers roughly 30 KMPL.
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 Top Speed
|True Top Speed||120 KMPH|
As the tech specs of the cruiser remain same as earlier, there’s no change in the top speed. Akin to the outgoing model, the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 has a true top speed of 120 KMPH. It is seen that, even if it goes above 100 KMPH, the bike does not shake much and cruises easily.
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 Dimensions
|Ground Clearance||140 mm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||20-litres|
- The cruiser measures 2060 mm in length, 790 mm in width and 1205 mm in height. It comes with a wheelbase of 12350 mm and a ground clearance of 140 mm. The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 gets a high fuel tank capacity of 20-litres, which is one of the many factors that make this bike a good tourer.
Also Read: Best Cruiser Bikes In India under INR 2 Lakh
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 – Colours
Currently, Royal Enfield is available in 5 colours. They are as follows:
- Stone Black Matt
- Marine Blue
- Flicker Black
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 Features
- Electric Start
- Front and Rear Disc Brake
- Engine Kill Switch
- Gas-charged Rear Shock Absorbers
- Projector Headlamp
- Rear Backrest
- Spoke Wheels
- DC Electricals
- Pass Beam Switch
- Maintenance Free Battery
- Digital Meter Console
- Always On- Headlamps
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 – Competition
Royal Enfield, faces no direct competition as such. It has its own set of loyalists, who would not look beyond Enfield bikes. However, if someone is not a Royal Enfield loyalist and is willing to look at other cruisers, then he can consider the Bajaj Dominar 400 and the Bajaj Avenger Cruise or Street. If seen, Thunderbird 350 also competes with the RE Classic, Bullet and Electra series. In terms of price, it is decently priced along with its competitors.
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 – Overview
|Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350||Rs 1.42 Lakhs (ex-showroom)||30-35 KMPL||
350cc single cylinder engine
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 – Other Details
|Front Brake||280mm Disc, 2-Piston caliper|
|Rear Brake||240mm Disc, Single piston caliper|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic, 41mm forks, 130mm travel|
|Rear Suspension||Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload, 80mm travel|
|WHEELS & TYRES|
|Front Tyre||90/90-19, 52P MRF Zapper FM|
|Rear Tyre||120/80-18, 62P MRF Zapper C|
|Battery Type||Maintenance Free|
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