The Thunderbird 350 gets updated along with the newly launched Thunderbird 500..
Along with the new Thunderbird 500, Royal Enfield has also updated the Thunderbird 350. Visually the Thunderbird 350 looks identical to the newly launched Thunderbird 500. Royal Enfield is obviously taking advantage of the newly developed platform for the Thunderbird 500 and thus saving on production costs here by giving the Thunderbird 350 gets similar looks and features as it's bigger sibling.
Difference between the Thunder 500 and new Thunderbird 350
The difference with the Thunder 500 and the Thunderbird 350 is that the 350 gets a smaller bore 350 cc engine and carburetor instead of fuel injection. Accordingly there is also a difference in the pricing. The new Thunderbird 350 is priced at Rs. 1.43 lakh on-the-road, Mumbai. Thus making it about Rs. 40K cheaper than the bigger 500 cc variant.
The Thunderbird 350 will be available only in Flicker Black and Twilight Black Colors. Thus keeping the Stone (Matt) Black Color exclusive for the Thunderbird 500.
The other visual differentiation between the two variants is the 500/350 branding (accordingly) on the side covers on the bikes. The bike also seems to be 3 Kgs lighter in Kerb weight compared to the Thunderbird 500.
Considering the price difference of around Rs. 40K, the new Thunderbird 350 looks like good value.
Thunderbird 350: Technical Specifications
Type: Single Cylinder, 4 Stroke, Twinspark, OHV, Air cooled
Displacement: 346 cc
More x Stroke: 70 mm x 90 mm
Compression ratio: 8.5:1
Max. Power: 19.8 bhp @ 5250 rpm
Max. Torque: 28 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Ignition system: Transistorized Coil Ignition (TCI)
Gearbox: 5 Speed Constant Mesh
Fuel Supply: Carburetor (UCAL, BS29)
Air Cleaner: Paper Element
Front: 41 mm forks, 130 mm travel
Rear: Gas charged absorbers, 80 mm travel
TYRES & BRAKES
Front Tyre: 90/90-19
Rear tyre: 120/90-18
Front Brake: 280 mm Disc, two piston caliper
Rear Brake: 240 mm Disc, single piston caliper
Electrical system: 12V DC
Headlamp: 55W/55W, projector type low beam
Tail lamp: LED
Instrument cluster: LCD (Digital Display)
Wheelbase: 1350 mm
Length x Breadth x Height: (2060 x 790 x 1205)mm
Ground Clearance: 140 mm
Kerb Weight: 192 Kgs
Fuel Capacity: 20 Ltrs
- Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 launched [Oct 2012]
- Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500. A missed opportunity..?? [Jul 2012]
- Auto Expo 2012: Royal Enfield Continental GT "Cafe Racer" [Jan 2012]
- Royal Enfield Classic 500 upgraded. Desert Storm & Classic Chrome launched in India [Sep 2011]
- Is Royal Enfield the world's oldest surviving motorcycle brand? [Jun 2010]
- Royal Enfield India once also made scooters and mopeds [Nov 2011]
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