Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 vs Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 Price starts at Rs. 1.56 Lakh which is Rs. 13,285 costlier than base model of Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 priced at Rs. 1.43 Lakh. The claimed mileage of Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 is 40 kmpl whereas the mileage of Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 is 40 kmpl. In technical specifications, Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 is powered by 220 cc engine , while Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 is powered by 346 cc cc engine. Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 is available in 2 different colours while Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 comes with 3 colours. The Comparison Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 vs Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 can be described on the basis of price and specifications.

Avenger Cruise 220 vs Thunderbird 350

Key Highlights Avenger Cruise 220 BS6Thunderbird 350 ABS
Engine Type Single cylinder, Oil cooled, Twin Spark DTS-i , Fuel Injected, 4 stroke, SOHC, 2 valve Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Twinspark, Air cooled
Max Power 19.03 PS @ 8500 rpm 20.07 PS @ 5250 rpm
Mileage (ARAI) ... 40 kmpl

Avenger Cruise 220 vs Thunderbird 350 Key Highlights

Basic Info Avenger Cruise 220 BS6Thunderbird 350 ABS
512 reviews
402 reviews
Brand Name Bajaj Royal Enfield
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 1.43 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. To Be Announced
Engine Type Single cylinder, Oil cooled, Twin Spark DTS-i , Fuel Injected, 4 stroke, SOHC, 2 valve Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Twinspark, Air cooled
Max Power 19.03 PS @ 8500 rpm 20.07 PS @ 5250 rpm
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Avenger Cruise 220 Colors
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Drum Disc
Mileage (ARAI) ... 40 kmpl
Wheel Size Front :-431.8 mm, Rear :-381 mm Front :-482.6 mm,Rear :-457.2 mm
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Spoke Spoke
ABS Single Channel Dual Channel
Starting Self Start Only Kick and Self Start
Speedometer Digital Digital
Insurance Rs. 11,997 Avenger Cruise 220 Insurance ...
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Engine Type
Single cylinder, Oil cooled, Twin Spark DTS-i , Fuel Injected, 4 stroke, SOHC, 2 valve
Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Twinspark, Air cooled
Engine Displacement
220 cc
346 cc
Max Power
19.03 PS @ 8500 rpm
20.07 PS @ 5250 rpm
Max Torque
17.55 Nm @ 7000 rpm
28 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Emission Type
70 mm
90 mm
No Of Cylinders
Drive Type
Chain Drive
Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder
Fuel Type
Digital Twin Spark Ignition
Transistorized Coil Ignition
Compression Ratio

Brakes Front
Brakes Rear

Mileage (Overall)
40 kmpl
Mileage (ARAI)
40 kmpl

Telescopic Forks
Single Downtube, Using Engine As Stressed Member
Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload

Tyre Size
Front :-90/90-17, Rear :- 130/90-15
Front :-90/90-19 Rear :-120/80-18
Wheel Size
Front :-431.8 mm, Rear :-381 mm
Front :-482.6 mm,Rear :-457.2 mm
Tyre Type
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy)
Optimum Tyre pressure (Rider)
20 psi

Seat height
737 mm
2210*806*1321 mm3
1490 mm
1350 mm
2210 mm
2060 mm
Ground Clearance
169 mm
135 mm
1321 mm
1205 mm
806 mm
790 mm
Fuel Capacity
13 Liters
20 L
Kerb Weight
163 Kg
Tail Light
Front Brake Diameter
280 mm
280 mm
Rear Brake Diameter
130 mm
240 mm

LED tail lights
Turn Signal Lamp

Single Channel
Dual Channel
Body Type
Cruiser Bikes
Cruiser Bikes, Tourer Bikes
Body Graphics
Self Start Only
Kick and Self Start
Seat Type
Pass Switch
Handle Type
Highway Comfort
Trip Meter
Low Fuel Warning Lamp
Stepup Seat
With Low Slung Seating
Low Oil Indicator
Passenger Footrest
Projector Headlights
Passenger Backrest
Cooling System
Oil Cooled
Air Cooled
Analogue and Digital

Standard Warranty (Years)
Standard Warranty (kilometers)

Pros and Cons

  • Positives
  • Negatives

Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220

  • Gets a comfortable riding position; Engine and gearbox feel smooth; Colour schemes and chrome styling are visually appealing; Very fuel efficient motor

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350

  • Features
  • Laidback riding stance
  • Handling
  • Silent exhaust note

Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220

  • The brakes could have been better; Not-so-great at corners; Big turning radius

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350

  • Weight makes the engine feel lethargic
  • No ABS
  • Suspension on the firmer side
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Q. Which is better when you compare cruise 220 vs thunder bird 350?
  • I am an owner of avenger cruise 220 too and I also had some experience with RE. To be frank comparing avenger and RE doesn't make any sense. People with very little to absolutely no knowledge say that you should have bought RE. Don't listen to them, but think and be clear what really you want… Let me break down some points for you1. RE are OLD SCHOOL thumper. Since in every machine the product of SPEED and TORQUE remains constant. RE have a Huge amount of torque and thus they are not fast even with 350cc. On the other hand Avenger have same pulser 220 engine and yes they calibrated that to some extent to produce a decent amount of torque for avenger.We all know RE are slow. They have huge torque and that's why it feels more powerful but that's not true.. You know while riding on road some times people start racing just to show…. whatever… Well I had several these experiences when a RE rider tried to overtake And each n everytime, all I have to do is pull the throttle down just a lil and boom….. They NEVER had been able to overtake me…avenger may not be as fast as a pulser or Duke or any other sports bike but don't forget it's Soul is from one of the fastest bike in India(pulser 220)…its soul is sports and body a cruiser…so it's a quiet an interesting bike.2. Harley Davidson ,indian,etc are different class of bike and the true cruisers having all the physical features of what a cruiser is including high low end torque. On the other hand RE are NOT AT All a cruiser(I am talking about classic 350 and bullet standard,i don't even consider Thunderbird to be a bike… )Thunderbird is an experiment by RE, in my point of view , coz Thunderbird has blunders. Yes, Thunderbird looks AWESOME..I love that bike just for the look. Infact her looks counterbalance every other major or minor drawbacks of her.3. Our mind follow the facts but heart don't…my heart have a secret love for RE. Even though the vibrations are a hassle and it's a fact that they don't feels good to ride even at speed like 55 kmph , people still love it.So the overall conclusion it that you wanted a cruiser type bike and you got 40% genetic cruiser. That's happy with that… Avenger is only cruiser available in such a low price… For a real cruiser , one must go to Harley , Indian, Intruder Suzuki,.4. So do not worry when people say that you sound have bought RE. Think that they are ignorant people who just blindly preach the name of RE without knowing the fact that Avenger is a far better cruiser than RE Thunderbird and much faster than any RE bikes(excluding 500cc).On the other hand RE classic and bullet standard are beautiful classic bikes which are legendary…and that doesn't make avenger inferior.
  • Even though the CC is more on Thunderbird, Cruise 220 wins the Drag. Both the bikes are cruisers and choose the one you like. I personally prefer the Cruise because i save almost 80K and both serves the purpose of being Cruise bikes. Maintenance is cheaper on the Cruise. Choosing one is upto you if you are a fanboy of one of these brands.
  • Well,the avenger churns out 19.5 hp so does the REthunerbird, but the RE has more torque than avenger. average of avenger is 40 and thunderbird below 30. braking of new RE is dual disc while in avenger the back is drum,so RE has an advantage there. the RE has a lot of vibrations and the avenger has negligible, price difference is about 60,000 between the two, and bajaj servicing is very cheap and the spare parts are also very cheap, so the BAJAJ AVENGER is a much more practical in my opinion,,. by the way i have ridden both these bikes a lot, and avenger best in terms of handling too.
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Q. Sir, which one bike is better between Bajaj Avenger 180 Street and Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise in terms of mileage, looks, performance and comfort?
  • There’s no difference in terms of performance and fuel efficiency if you compare Street 180 and Cruise 220. Both bike fuel efficiency of 40 at the cost of performance.Major difference in Cruise 220 and Street 180 is in their looks. Street, having flat handlebar, has better handling experience in city traffic. On the other hand, Cruise gives better ‘cruiser like’ feel.
  • Sir mileage is better in 180 street because it have a less cc engine then cruise. Cruise have around 30-35 mileage.Looks make you royal in cruise and make you sporty tourer in street avenger.Performance wise avenger cruise is winner.Comfort wise no doubt blindly avenger cruise is best
  • On looks and comfort, 220 cruise is anyday a hands-on winner for me. On mileage, 180 cruise is reportedly better, naturally because of a lighter, newer fuel efficient engine.
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Q. Which is better Avenger cruise or street 220?
  • Cruise 220 is best for city & Long Driving. I'm using this bike for the past one year. Its comfort is awesome. Its a better option for daily use & Long Drives. For the past one year I have traveled 6 long drives. Comfort and suspension is excellent.
  • Both cruise 220 and street are having same heart ,that is 220cc engine but 220 cruise is looking more classic with its lots of chrome inserts and additionally a wind shield but you should wait till 2019 for new govt. Norms for ABS mandatory for theses bike because I am riding 220 cruise and I am little disappointed with its braking . So as per me u should wait till 2019 for ABS version of avenger range.
  • If you're looking out for the 220cc engine, then its up to you w.r.t the looks. If you're more of that street rider, then look for the Street. Its got the handle bars designed for the streets. Cruise is got more of that highway riding posture. Its more comfortable on the highways and if you're from a place where you got good roads, less traffic, then go for the Avenger Cruise 220.
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Avenger Cruise 220 Vs Thunderbird 350 Comparison FAQs

Which bike offers better performance Avenger Cruise 220 vs Thunderbird 350?

For the BS6 version, 220 cc Petrol engine of Avenger Cruise 220 produces 19.03 PS @ 8500 rpm of power and 17.55 Nm @ 7000 rpm of torque. Whereas for the ABS version, 346 cc Petrol engine of Thunderbird 350 produces 20.07 PS @ 5250 rpm of power and 28 Nm @ 4000 rpm of torque

User Reviews of Comparison

  • Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220
  • Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350
  • It's a motorcycle for the city and for doing short/half long trips.Its engine is powerful and you can always be sure of gripping high level slope.It's not a vehicle for running hard but it's too speed is fine to start when we are a beginner.It's comfortable but at the end of long trip the back pain is inevitable.Although, Is a wonderful vehicle.

    Juan Pablo few weeks ago
  • I guess this is the best bike in its class. Its a low maintenance decent performance bike. A very comfortable bike for long rides and the pillions love it trust me.I have clocked over 1L kilometers on mine and its still new. The only issue is the chain and sprocket meed to be changed often and that is a bajaj trademark

    Deven Jaggi few weeks ago
  • I bet you'll not get a better cruiser in this price range. It is very comfortable for long rides. I have done Bangalore- Bhubaneswar and Delhi- Bhubaneswar in this bike. Not a single problem I have faced. Awesome bikes, thanks to Bajaj.

    Mr few weeks ago
  • The body of my avenger cruise 220 made with a cheap material.When i saw rust in the body especially in fuel tank with in a month of purchase.I complained about it to the show room named pioneer in trivandrum.But they did not rectify it.

    Kavitha Bhama few weeks ago
  • In the long run in the high way i got 48 ltrs average.Recently i went to gurudongmar lake(18600ft heigjt) sikkim from kolkata.I am not facing any problem at minus two degree temperature.I am very satisfied with bajaj avenger 220cc bike.

    Tapas Das few weeks ago
Avenger Cruise 220 User Reviews
  • FloksI had been riding this bike since I purchased and it"s good for longer trip especially to the hills, I always enjoy going on this for longer trips and main advantage of this bike is its sitting posture which will reduce your back pain comparing other bikes.It"s extra large fuel tank will give you 650 to 700 kms continuous ride without refueling. Its weight of 190 kgs will give you firm grip even if you will exceed above 100 speed only thing is you have to modify your handle bar a little bit to reduce the vibration but I am ok with it I want to feel like I am riding on a wild bull and make sure your bike is maintained well every 3 months interval. Always know this every bike has pros & cons ,my suggestions to TB 350 Lovers please don"t get carried away by few negative feeds.It"s totally upon you how you will deal with this machine and see how it will respond.Every bike is made for their own purposes and TB-350 is Cruising Bike and definitely it"s not made for sporting.

    Subash Rai few weeks ago
  • Its very cool .amazing performance. Long drive is relaxing without any pain.Its very cool .amazing performance. Long drive is relaxing without any painIts very cool .amazing performance. Long drive is relaxing without any painIts very cool .amazing performance. Long drive is relaxing without any pain

    Amar Nath few weeks ago
  • Excellent bike with premium quality, Single hand use, Selling it because moving to another country, Regular service and only shell petroleum is used in its 4 years of usage, Regularly covered to reduce the amount of dust and scratches with a uv protection cover.

    Yash Pandya few weeks ago
  • Very nice bike value for money.But service is very poor i have zero dp insurance but that don't have parts service point of view in madhubani (bihar) location is horriblethey don't have good quality technical team.

    Rajiv Jha few weeks ago
  • So far so good, I have ridden 30k+ km, changed wiring, chain sprocket and rear tyre that"s all, no grave complaint so far, my point of view it is a complete highway cruiser. I even did some off roading too.

    Ayan Chakraborty few weeks ago
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