|Engine Displ. :||346 cc|
|Power :||20.07PS @ 5250 rpm|
|Mileage :||40 Kmpl|
|Gear Box :||NA|
|Fuel System :||NA|
|Head Lamp :||Projection type headlamp, H7 55 / 55 W|
|Alloy Wheels :||NA|
|Tyre Type :||Tube|
|Standard Warranty (Years) :||Y|
Royal Enfield has decided to pass on the GST tax benefits to its customers. As part of the new GST tax structure, prices for the bike has reduced between Rs 2,000 to Rs 2,300 depending on the state of purchase.
The new Thunderbird comes with all the bells and whistles one could possibly ask from Royal Enfield. The shapely 20-litre fuel tank, the information-loaded twin pod cluster, the mini ape-hanger handlebar- not only look cool, but are also purposeful. Another useful feature is the hazard lamp function. The bike also comes with both front and rear discs as standard. When it comes to value for money and features, the Thunderbird is hard to beat.
UM Renegade Commando: The UM Renegade Commando is the closest competitor to the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350. While it might not have the brand recognition that RE has, it does offer a refined and powerful engine. The large dimensions and modern cruiser styling is something that will grab a lot of eyeballs.
Bajaj Dominar: The Bajaj Dominar kick-starts the affordable power cruiser segment in the Indian market. Powered by the KTM 390 Duke sourced motor which has been tuned to suit the demands of cruiser bike, it offers the best performance for any bike in its segment. Being a Bajaj offering, it has been priced aggressively while being equipped with an all-LED headlight and optional dual channel ABS.
Hyosung Aquila 250: Although it is not exactly a direct rival to the Thunderbird 350 given its pricing, the Aquila 250 does hold the distinction of being the most affordable cruiser bike with a V-twin engine on sale. It has the quintessential cruiser styling with lots of chrome, but the premium pricing of above Rs 2.5 lakh works against its favour.
Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise: Among the most popular cruiser bikes on sale in India, the Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise offers a fantastic value for money proposition. The Pulsar 220-sourced engine delivers a fine balance of power and frugality, but it doesn’t have the oomph or the presence that the Royal Enfield Thunderbird commands.
Features, Laidback riding stance, Handling, Silent exhaust note
Weight makes the engine feel lethargic, No ABS, Suspension on the firmer side
The Thunderbird ticks all the boxes for a budget-conscious person looking to buy a cool-looking but practical highway cruiser. It’s all the Thunderbird 500 is, minus the bigger engine and fuel injection.