RE Thunderbird 350X vs Thunderbird 350 – What’s changed?

Thunderbird 350X vs Thunderbird 350

Royal Enfield has just launched two new Thunderbird variants- Thunderbird 350X and 500X. They are sportier than the standard models but command a moderate premium.

More details of the: RE Thunderbird 500X

Like the Thunderbird 350 and Thunderbird 500, their ‘X’ versions also have similar design. When compared to the former though, they get cosmetic upgrades as well as flashy new colour schemes.

Here’s a comparison of the standard TB 350 with the new TB 350X:

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Launch date March, 2018
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Top speed 110 kmph
Mileage 38 kmpl*
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Bike segment Cruiser
Colours available Red, White
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RE Thunderbird 350X vs Thunderbird 350- Design & specs

White Thunderbird 350X

The Thunderbird has long been seen as the mature one in Royal Enfield’s line-up. In order to please a wider audience its X version takes up a sportier, youth-focussed design direction. We feel that the 350X is good, better even than the existing model.

The Thunderbird 350X ditches the traditionally bland colour schemes for flashy ones like red and white on its fuel tank. Gloss and matte shades are provided almost everywhere else. These give the bike a youthful appearance and is, arguably, its main attraction.

Black colours replace brushed silver on the 350X’s forks, headlight, exhaust cannister, handlebar and engine.

Another interesting change of the TB350X is its new single, stepped seat. A straight handlebar is provided instead of ape-hanger type handlebar. Though this looks good, it could slightly reduce comfort in longer rides. Also, in a first for Royal Enfield, alloy wheels are provided. They get body-coloured highlights and comes shod with tubeless tires.

The Thunderbird 350 and 350X are almost identical in specs and come powered by a 346 cc single-cylinder engine producing 19.8 bhp of power and 28 Nm of torque. Braking, suspension and wheel dimensions are all similar.

RE Thunderbird 350X vs Thunderbird 350 price

The Thunderbird 350 is priced starting from Rs. 1.46 lakhs (Ex-showroom, Delhi) and the 350X command a premium of nearly Rs. 10,000/-.

Thunderbird 350 price Rs. 1.46 lakhs
Thunderbird 350X price Rs. 1.56 lakhs

The Thunderbird range has always trailed the ‘Classic’ in terms of sales and the manufacturer will be hoping to reduce this number with their new bikes. Seeing as to how popular Royal Enfield is in this segment, they might just achieve this as well.

Engine 346cc, Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Twinspark
Power 19.8 Bhp @ 5250 rpm
Torque 28 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Transmission 5-Speed
Emission standard BS-IV
Cooling Air-cooled
Brakes Front:  280mm Disc
Rear:  240mm Disc
Wheel & Tire Front: 90/90-19, 52P MRF Zapper FM
Rear:  120/80-18, 62P MRF Zapper C
Wheel type Alloy
Suspension Front: Telescopic
Rear: Twin gas charged shock absorbers


Length-2040 mm

Width- 830 mm

Height- 1140 mm

Ground Clearance- 135 mm

Seat Height- 775 mm

Wheelbase – 1350 mm

Fuel Tank Capacity- 20 litres

Instrument console: Analog- Digital

Headlight- single projector

Taillight- LED


Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X red
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