For those looking for the ultimate cruiser without having to spend too much, the Thunderbird 350 makes perfect sense, for it retains its typical cruiser lines and comes with a comfortable saddle. It gets kicked-out forks and an extended single-downtube frame. It has been renowned for being a perfect highway motorcycle, thanks to its 19-inch rims.
Packed neatly within the frame is a 346cc, single-cylinder engine that produces 19.80bhp and 28Nm of torque. The motor is air-cooled and comes paired to a 5-speed manual transmission. The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 is BSIV-compliant.
The Thunderbird 350 retains its classic design cues, but also gets a few fresh details. It gets a circular headlamp at the front, a huge rounded tank, a shapely seat, a high-set handle bar, circular turn indicators and a tubular tail light cluster. It also features a straight exhaust pipe and wire-spoked wheels. The instrument cluster includes two pods; the quality, fit and finish could’ve been better. In terms of dimensions, the Thunderbird 350 is 2060mm in length, 790mm in width and 1205mm in height. Fire up the engine and settles into a smooth idle. Not much of vibrations can be felt. As you pick up pace though, the engine does feel strained. There is sufficient power for the city and it likes being ridden at a relaxed pace. There is also lots of torque on offer and acceleration is strong. At 192kgs, the bike’s weight is quite manageable. The ground clearance, on the other hand, is 140mm, while the bike has a wheelbase of 1350mm and a seat height of 775mm.
The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 has a fuel tank capacity of 20 litres. In terms of mileage, the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 is capable of returning 25kmpl by ARAI, in BSIV guise.
You sit in a pretty relaxed position on the Thunderbird 350. The handlebar is high-set, the foot pegs are more towards the front and the saddle is well cushioned and shaped too. Even the pillion is seated in a relaxed state with the seat back being very supportive. This isn’t a bike built to tackle corners; it’s more of a dedicated highway cruiser. Ride quality is on the soft side, with bumps and other road imperfections being soaked in effortlessly. The grip from the tyres is decent, while the brakes offer good bite. At the front, the bike rides on telescopic fork suspension, while the rear gets twin gas-charged suspension. As far as the chassis is concerned, it is built around a single down tube-type frame. The Thunderbird 350 runs on 90/90-19 tyres at the front and 120/80-18 tyres at the rear. Retardation duties are taken care of by disc brakes at the front and at the rear.
The bike comes loaded with a slew of features like dual channel ABS, digital odometer and trip meter, analogue and digital instrument console, pillion grab handle, pass switch and passenger footrest.
The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 is available in a variety of shades like Marine, Flicker and Stone. Marine is certainly a colour that is bound to be a favourite among young riders.
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Prices and Variants
The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 is available in one variant: Thunderbird 350 ABS for ₹ 1.56 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). For further details and the on-road price of the motorcycle, you can head to autox.
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