The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 – REVIEW , PRICE , MILEAGE

The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 India
The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 India

BRIEFS

PRICE       : 1.45 Lakhs (ex showroom)
MILEAGE :  35 kmpl
COLORS  :  TWILIGHT 
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ENGINE

Type Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Twinspark, Air cooled
Displacement 346cc
Bore x stroke 70 mm X 90 mm
Compression Ratio 8.5:1
Maximum Power 19.8 bhp @ 5250 rpm
Maximum Torque 28Nm @ 4000 rpm
Ignition System Transistorized Coil Ignition (TCI)
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 5 Speed Constant Mesh
Lubrication Wet sump
Engine Oil 15 W 50 API, SL Grade JASO MA
Fuel Supply UCAL, BS29
Air Cleaner Paper Element
Engine Start Electric/Kick



REVIEW

The Thunderbird came in to the Royal Enfield Stable in the beginning of the Century , But at the Time many core RE Rider’s where  disappointed and skeptical with it’s Design and Felt that the Bike Lacked the same pedigree that the other CI Royal Enfield’s had . But what the RE benefited from the Bike is that , It brought a new generation of customer’s who were looking for something new and different ,from the existing Royal Enfield stable . But Sure enough Initially the Thunderbird sale’s, Like most RE’s of the time were a bit Lagging , but later own the sale’s began to take up speed and Now with the introduction of the New Thunderbird 350 , the sales of the TB are at a new peak

The New- Gen Thunderbird is available in two option’s , The 500cc fuel injected one which we have already Tested and Review will be coming out soon , and the 350cc Carburated one .On the Design side , Both the RE Thunderbird’s look almost the same .  

The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 India
The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 India

The Thunderbird 350 is sculptured to perfection .The projection headlamps and the Led tail lamps, look’s great on the bike , and is made ideal for cruising . The bike weighs almost 192 kg , but we don’t feel the weight at all . The TB 350 moves like a feather, smooth and light . The seat position is  ideal and doesn’t give you any pain,even on longer ride’s. We have seen rider’s go 1000+ km on the bike , and said no complaint’s about the seating whatsoever and were only in need of more . Yes, the power and Torque is lesser than the TB 500 , but that doesn’t mean it is any less a pleasure to cruise . It get’s to the 80kmph mark rather comfortably . From what we have see the TB 350 is the most stable bike in the Enfield stable , and also the most pleasing bike in longer ride’s . And if you are still skeptical about it’s cruising ability , It has a fuel Tank capacity of 20 ltrs and is the first Indian motorcycle to feature Hazard light’s .

The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 Instrument console
The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 Instrument console

The instrument console is also really informative . It comes with a permanent blue back-light and a LCD display. The Twin circular pod design is lifted from the old gen TB , and it look’s great .The left pod houses the analog speedometer , showing speed both in mile’s and kilometer’s. The LCD display comprises of the digital odometer , the tripmeter , average fuel economy, clock , service due warning etc .The right pod consist’s of the Tachometer.

The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 Instrument colors blue ,black
The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 Instrument colors blue ,black

VERDICT

The best Budget Cruiser currently in India Road . It may Lack the same Pedigree as the other Royal Enfield’s , But If you are here purely for the best cruiser below the 1.5 Lakhs , This is the one .

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