Royal Enfield Classic 500 vs Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 Comparison

Royal Enfield Classic 500 vs Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Price starts at Rs. 2.02 lakh which is Rs. 45,388 costlier than Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 priced at Rs. 1.57 lakh. The claimed mileage for the Royal Enfield Classic 500 is 32 kmpl where as the claimed mileage for Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 is 40 kmpl. In technical specifications, Royal Enfield Classic 500 is powered by 499 cc engine where as Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 is powered by 346 cc engine. Royal Enfield Classic 500 is available in 6 different colours while Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 comes with 6 colours. 53% users have chosen Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 over Royal Enfield Classic 500 in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com. Compare Royal Enfield Classic 500 vs Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 on the basis of price, specifications & other features.

Engine Type Single cylinder, 4 stroke, Twin spark, Air cooled Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Twinspark, Air cooled
Engine Displacement (CC) 499 cc 346 cc
Power (PS@rpm) 27.57 PS @ 5250 rpm 20.07 PS @ 5250 rpm
Torque (Nm@rpm)
Bore 84 mm 70 mm
Stroke 90 mm 90 mm
No Of Cylinders 1 1
Drive Type Chain Drive Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder 2 2
Fuel System
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Ignition Digital Electronic Ignition Transistorized Coil Ignition
Compression Ratio 8.5:1 8.5:1
Engine Immobilizer
Transmission Type Manual Manual
No Of Gears 5 Speed 5 Speed
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc
Braking Type
0-60 kmph (sec) 3s
Quarter Mile
Braking (60-0 kmph)
20-80 kmph (kickdown)
30-70 kmph (3rd gear)
40-80 kmph (4th gear)
Braking (80-0 kmph)
Braking (100-0 kmph)
Mileage (City)
Mileage (Highway)
Mileage (Overall) 32 kmpl
Mileage (ARAI) kmpl 32 kmpl 40 kmpl
0-100 kmph (sec)
Top Speed (Km/h)
0-160 kmph
Braking 60-0 km/h
Chassis Type
Suspension-Front Telescopic Forks Telescopic Forks
Chassis Single down tube, Using engine as stressed member Single Downtube, Using Engine As Stressed Member
Suspension-Rear Twin Gas Charged Shock Absorbers With 5-step Adjustable Preload Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload
Tyre Size Front :-90/90-19, Rear :-110/90-18 Front :-90/90-19 Rear :-120/80-18
Wheel Size Front :-19 inch, Rear :-18 inch Front :-19 inch Rear :-18 inch
Tyre Make
Tyre Type Tube Tube
Radial Tyre Yes
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Spoke Spoke
Optimum Tyre pressure (Rider) 22 psi 20 psi
Optimum Tyre Pressure (Rider and Pillion)
Dry Weight
Length*Width*Height 2140*790*1090 2060*790*1205
Wheelbase(mm) 1380 mm 1350 mm
Length 2140 mm 2060 mm
Ground Clearance (mm) 135 mm 135 mm
Height 1090 mm 1205 mm
Seat Height
Width 790 mm 790 mm
Fuel Capacity (Litres) 13.5 L 20 L
Kerb Weight
Total Weight
Tail Light Bulb LED
Front Brake Diameter 280 mm 280 mm
Rear Brake Diameter 240 mm 240 mm
Battery Type
Charging Time
Motor Type
Motor Power
Fast Charging
Head Lamp
Projector head light
Pilot Lamps
LED tail lights
Seat Opening Switch
Boot Light
Turn Signal Lamp Bulb Bulb
Power Modes
Cruise Control
ABS Dual Channel Dual Channel
Body Type Cruiser Bikes Cruiser Bikes, Tourer Bikes
Body Graphics
Starting Kick and Self Start Kick and Self Start
Seat Type Single Split
Pass Switch Yes Yes
Speedometer Analogue Digital
Handle Type
Tachometer Analogue
Trip Meter Digital
Charging point
Average Fuel economy
Digital Fuel Indicator
Distance to Empty
Low Fuel Warning Lamp Yes Yes
External Fuel Filling
Stand Alarm
Low Battery Indicator Yes
Stepup Seat
Low Oil Indicator Yes Yes
Passenger Footrest
Projector Headlights
Passenger Backrest
Carry hook
Underseat storage
Cooling System Air Cooled Air Cooled
Console Analogue Analogue and Digital
Anti Theft Alarm
Shutter Lock
Odometer Analogue Analogue
Central Locking
Mobile Connectivity No
Service Due Indicator
Switchable ABS
Keyless Ignition
Standard Warranty (Years)
Standard Warranty (kilometers) 10000 10000

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Recently Asked User Questions

Q. Which bike would be better to go for 100 km daily?
  • Both Classic and Thunderbird are perfect for long long rides daily
  • If your ride is in traffic go for Avenger,or go for tb 350
  • Go for avenger or Jawa 42. but never go for RE .
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Q. I am planning to buy Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350. What are the major differences between 350 and 500?
  • Dear Yashwant, I also decided to buy Thunderbird 500. As you said, I can wait until they launch in BS6 version. But, what I heard is \\\'RE will stopped their 500CC varients of bikes in BS6 version\\\'. Really is that true? Because I would like to buy 500 not 350 or 650. So could you say anything up to this?
  • There is no cosmetic difference between 500 and 350 the difference you feel is all about the milage and power but if you wait for a while Thunderbird is going to come in bs6 version and with abs so you will have more value for money. please wait for a month in October it's going to come.
  • My opinion is don’t buy RE bikes . Nowadays RE is making only profit out the ppl money and there isn’t any improvement on the vibrations and better pick up. It’s gonna cost more and more on servicing and spares . Look for something Jawa or similar one . But No RE . My experience.They jus wanna manufacture in mass quantities and not a better bikes .
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Q. What is the difference between Classic 350cc and Classic 500cc
  • The major difference is of Engine. Royal Enfield Classic 350 comes with a 346cc air-cooled and carburetted single-cylinder motor. On the other hand, Royal Enfield Classic 350 gets a 499cc, air-cooled, fuel-injected, single-cylinder engine. Apart from it, Classic 150 gets 10mm longer wheelbase and it overall 30mm longer than Classic 500.Check out the comparison
  • Well its your prospective of looking at the vehicle difference is nothing more than it is of 350 cc and another one is of 500 cc.
  • It is the capacity of the engine. It is the cubic capacity of the engine. You can check it out on youtube also.
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