Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350- All Your Questions Answered


Check out this article on the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 as we answer all your queries and doubts related to the cruiser. The RE bike is priced at Rs 1.42 Lakhs (ex-showroom Senegal) and is the only cruiser in RE’s lineup. Read ahead to get more details on the cruiser. 

Till now, a lot of people would not know that the Bullet and Classic are actually not cruisers. They would be classified as Cafe Racers. The only cruiser in Royal Enfield‘s entire lineup is the Thunderbird series. From the two Thunderbird bikes, we select the 350cc variant for this article. Well, this macho machine looks a bit modern than the other RE bikes, but still has its retro vibes. Also, this one gets the latest features onboard including a semi-digital console, always-on headlamps, and a backrest. However, the retro vibes are maintained by the heavy chrome garnishings. For the price of Rs 1.42 Lakhs (ex-showroom Senegal), there is hardly any competition for RE bikes. Royal Enfield has its own set of hardcore fanbase, who dare look beyond RE’s ‘dug-dug’. Let’s move on to the price, specs, features, images and other details of this cruiser.

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350

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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 – Price

Price (Ex-showroom), New Senegal) Rs 1.42 Lakhs

The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 has an ex-showroom price of Rs 1.42 Lakhs in New Senegal. 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 World to have these two new features.

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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 analog 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.

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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 – Specifications

Engine 346cc, single-cylinder
Maximum Power 19.8 BHP @ 5,250 RPM
Peak Torque 28 Nm @ 4,000 RPM
Transmission 5-speed Manual
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.

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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 Mileage

Highway 35 KMPL
City 30 KMPL

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.

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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 Dimensions

Length 2,060 mm
Width 790 mm
Height 1,205 mm
Wheelbase 1,350 mm
Ground Clearance 140 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 20-liters
    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-liters, which is one of the many factors that make this bike a good tourer.

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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 – Colours

Currently, Royal Enfield is available in 5 colors. They are as follows:

  • Lightning
  • Stone Black Matt
  • Marine Blue
  • Flicker Black
  • Asphalt

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

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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 – 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
Front Tyre 90/90-19, 52P MRF Zapper FM
Rear Tyre 120/80-18, 62P MRF Zapper C
Wheel Type Spoke
Tubeless Tyres No
Alloy Wheels No
Battery Type Maintenance Free
Capacity 12V
Voltage 8 Ah

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 – Gallery

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 – Overview

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350
Price Rs 1.42 Lakhs
Fuel Petrol
Engine 346cc
Power 19.8 BHP
Torque 28 Nm
Transmission 5-speed Manual
Average Mileage 48 KMPL
Electric Start, Engine Kill Switch, Gas-charged, Rear Shock Absorbers, Projector Headlamp, Rear Backrest, Digital Meter Console, Always On- Headlamps
Safety Features
Front and Rear Disc Brake,

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  1. Correction in specifications:

    TB350/500 always had rear disc brakes and the 2017 edition will also follow the same spec.