The Thunderbird series is Royal Enfield’s cruiser range of motorcycles. It was completely overhauled in 2012 when the styling and mechanicals of the bike were tweaked. The round headlamp, curvy fuel tank and large saddle endow the Thunderbird with the quintessential cruiser stance. The bike is offered with a 500cc and 350cc engine and the Thunderbird 350 is the popular of the two offerings. The new Thunderbird 350 is the first RE motorcycle to feature projector headlamps, semi-digital console, LED tail lamp and rear disc brake.
It doesn’t get fuel-injection as seen on the Thunderbird 500. The 350cc, twinspark engine produces 20PS and 28Nm of peak that is offered at just 4,000rpm. The comfortable riding dynamics, supple ride quality and the large fuel tank make the Thunderbird 350 a great option for someone looking at a mile muncher. But the engine vibes and poor build quality are few of the shortcomings in the cruiser bike from Royal Enfield.
Vibrations, seat design
RE made some bold moves with the new Thunderbird; things it hadn't done in the past. It changed the styling dramatically; got new front forks and a new rear swingarm; and also put in a rear disc. Wish it had designed the seat better, especially for long distance touring.
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