The Royal Enfield Thunderbird has a classic cruiser style and is one of the most viable options in the cruiser segment in India. Royal Enfield launched the Thunderbird in 2000 and in 2009 the company facelifted the Thunderbird extensively by powering it with the new 346cc unit construction engine (UCE).
The new Royal Enfield Thunderbird features a teardrop-shaped fuel tank, round headlamp, spoked wheels, cruiser handlebars and forward set foot controls which offers excellent comfort and riding position. The Thunderbird features double saddle seat along with a backrest for the pillion which makes it attractive and comfortable.
The Royal Enfield Thunderbird weighs 192kg which makes it easy to manage as well as improving the stability of the ride. With a ground clearance of 140mm, the Thunderbird provides stability when taking corners.
The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 is powered by an air-cooled, twin-spark 346cc single-cylinder, four-stroke engine which produces 19.8bhp and 28Nm of torque. The unit of the Thunderbird 350 is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
The Royal Enfield Thunderbird is one of the best cruiser bikes in India offering adequate power at the low and mid-range. Along with the comfortable seating position and the handlebar, the Thunderbird provides excellent ride and handling.
Be it weekend rides or long rides; the Royal Enfield Thunderbird can be regarded as one of the best cruisers in India.
The Royal Enfield Thunderbird offers a mileage of approximately 30kmpl, and with the 20-litre petrol tank, the bike can travel up to 600km; however, this depends on the road and riding conditions.
The Royal Enfiled Thunderbird features projector headlamps, hazard lamps, and an LED taillight. The Thunderbird also comes equipped with a twin-pod instrument cluster with an analog speedometer and tachometer on the left pod, while the right is a small LCD for the fuel gauge, odometer, trip meter, service indicator, and clock.
The Royal Enfield Thunderbird is a traditional cruiser styled bike along with modern technology. The Thunderbird has been designed to ride long distances with comfort and convenience. That said, the Royal Enfield Thunderbird is an excellent bike for your regular city commute as well.
|Calliper Type||Front- 2 Piston caliper, Rear - Single Piston|
|Front Brake Size||280 mm|
|Front Brake Type||Disc|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic, 41mm forks, 130mm travel|
|Front Tyre Size||90/90-19, 52P MRF Zapper|
|Front Wheel Size||19 inch|
|Rear Brake Size||240 mm|
|Rear Brake Type||Disc|
|Rear Suspension||Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload|
|Rear Tyre Size||120/80-18, 62P MRF|
|Rear Wheel Size||18 inch|
|Chassis Type||Single downtube, using engine as stressed member|
|Ground Clearance||135 mm|
|Kerb Weight||197 kg|
|Overall Height||1,205 mm|
|Overall Length||2,060 mm|
|Overall Width||790 mm|
|Seat Height||775 mm|
|Compression Ratio||8.5 : 1|
|Cooling System||Air Cooled|
|Fuel Delivery System||Carburettor|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||20 litres|
|Ignition||Transistorized Coil Ignition (TCI)|
|Max Power||19.8 bhp @ 5,250 rpm|
|Max Torque||28 Nm @ 4,000 rpm|
|Mileage - ARAI||--|
|Mileage - Owner Reported||30 kmpl|
|Reserve Fuel Capacity||2.5 litres|
|Spark Plugs||2 Per Cylinder|
|Transmission||5 Speed Manual|
|Transmission Type||Chain Drive|
|Valves Per Cylinder||2|
|AHO (Automatic Headlight On)||No|
|Battery||12 volt, 8Ah|
|Brake/Tail Light||LED lamp with position light guides|
|Braking System||Dual Channel ABS|
|Digital Fuel Guage||Yes|
|DRLs (Daytime running lights)||--|
|Electric System||12 volt - DC|
|Front storage box||--|
|GPS & Navigation||--|
|Headlight Bulb Type||H7 55 / 55 W|
|Headlight Type||Projection type headlamp|
|Low Battery Indicator||Yes|
|Low Fuel Indicator||Yes|
|Low Oil Indicator||Yes|
|Mobile App Connectivity||--|
|No. of Tripmeters||2|
|Start Type||Electric Start|
|Turn Signal||12V, 10W* 4 Nos|
|Under seat storage||--|
|USB charging port||--|