Well points to consider. This bike is very heavy even if you are physically strong your height would be a problem, with stop start riding in traffic I think it would a struggle for you. The best advice I can give you is to go to dealers and sit on one when off stand and see if you think you can handle it.but remember The people at any Enfield showroom want to sell bikes and they MAY not give you honest advice.
No. dude it doesn't suit you.. ofcourse anyone can drive anybike if they really want but problem how much comfortable they will be with it ? that's the question mark .my friend is 5'6 he doesn't feel comfortable in it especially it weighs 192 kg and power delivery is not that good so probably in traffic you will be why did you choose this bike.. so if you like cruiser kind of bike avenger is the perfect cruiser than re bikes .and its so light so it will be so opt for you..or you can even try um bikes.
Riding position of Thunderbird 350 is very good and you enjoyed riding day by day. Thunderbird is superb in terms of balance and comfortable riding, I have Thunderbird 350 and interceptor 650 both but if anyone asked for better riding experience than my answer is Thunderbird only.I covered 550km in single day without tried and much excited while riding.Hight is not a issue as you mentioned but weight of this beast is may be 198kg.Overall prediction for Thunderbird 350 is a very good package.
Dont let height keep you from getting onto a bike, once you get going you get used to it. And with time you can figure out how to use just one foot to get the job done. for instance - while pushing the bike back while sitting on it takes effort. just hop off and push it back. We would suggest you to take a test ride in order to clear your all doubts. Click on the given link to get your nearest dealership: https://bit.ly/2jv2aXQ
I have RE TB350 for since 2011. It's a good bike for city and highway but has les resale value as compared to standard 350 and classic 350 because standard 350 can be driven at low speed i.e. 25kmphr in fifth gear which minimizes gear change in city ride but vibrates a lot above 60kmphr where as classic 350 and TB 350 are meant for cruising at higher speed as compared to standard 350.
I have Thunderbird 350 since April 2015. Since then I am using only this machine. I was comfortable with this in city use easily. but these days I feel I should buy an Activa also. The weight of the bike and specially when u park it on double stand can harm ur back in long go.
To be precise the mileage is somewhat between 40-45 kmpl , talking about comfort You can go for long rides and cruise around in the highway. No problem with the Performance wise. Its pretty good if you are looking for a cruiser. But yes, there is vibration at high rpm U know royal enfield has that thing in their bikes...
The RE Classic is a retro-street bike whereas the Thunderbird is a cruiser machine. The Classic 350 is apt for budget-conscious riders who want a distinct old-school pizzaz in their motorcycle. However, if you crave for more torque and are not worried about the relatively higher fuel bills than the 350, go for the Classic 500 instead. It also offers the advantage of fuel injection, which helps in providing crisper throttle response and easier cold-starts. On the other hand, the Thunderbird family is arguably one of the most feature-laden motorcycles from the British brand. Both the 350cc and 500cc variants feature dual trip meters with average speed readout, digital fuel gauge, a generous 20-litre fuel tank, projector headlamp with LED DRL, and relaxed ergonomics. Though the Thunderbird 350 feels short on power on the highways, it is still a good choice for enthusiasts who love to go on long rides. Click on the link to compare these two siblings: https://bit.ly/2jK42ji Ultimately, it boils down to your requirements. Do take a test ride in order to judge your riding comfort.
If you think for touring purpose definitely Thunderbird 350 or you are daily commuter and covered more than 100km.Classic have their strong existence in market due to old school look. Truly appreciate the Royal Enfield to build classic but if you ride more than 100km on highway, you must have strong spinal system, as after riding you feel back pain due to double spring system on seat as well as bike. when you ride more than at the speed of 80km/hrs, seat continue vibrates and may impact your nervous system. Thunderbird 350 less appearance in the market but truly riding experience much higher than the other Royal Enfield bike. You can enjoy your weekend riding as well as daily commute with this beast, less vibration than classic 350, seating posture also very good that means you never tiered, if you ride more than 100km.Comparison to engine: both having same engine bit change in rpm settings for pickup.
The purpose matters a lot, if you are using for commuting daily in cities along with weekend rides, go for Classic 350. It's a retrofit bike.But if you are only for trips on highways and relaxed less traffic rides, then go for Thunderbird 350. Thunderbird 350 has all the additional features like all other bikes.
Technically the same underneath.. thunderbird is more relaxed ride which makes is beautiful for long rides + 20L fuel tank. classic is a upright posture + 14L fuel..great for the city and well as the high way.due to the handlebar design of the the Thunderbird few find it little difficult to manoeuvre in the city
350 & 350x both are better in their way...if you take 350 its not alloy, not ABS which is in offering from RE for 350x350 has more comfortable seat arrangement, not in 350x, & having some issue with fuel supplies, saw leakage in one of my friends' bikesoo i would rather suggest go for RE Thunderbird 350 with ABS obviously
Now both 350 and 350x comes with dual channel abs. So, with the same engine and same capacity i would recommend to go for 350x because of alloy wheels and tubeless tyres. If you get the alloy wheels and tubeless tyres outside, the ABS warranty would be void. Why take a risk instead go for 350X.
As per my opinion , RE bikes are good in order of their quality and riding comfort. I recent drove my RE TB 350 for 300 KM long drive to Trichy and back to Bangalore . After riding around 150 KMs , my left shoulder started hurting me and due to this , I couldn’t turn my head to right , if turn so , my shoulder hurts more than normal .So I have decided from then . Not to go long ride which is more than 150KMs. It remain hurts for few days after the ride finished . It’s my opinion . It may be due to my height . I am 6 ft tall .
There are ample of options available i.e. Royal Enfield Classic 350, Suzuki Intruder, UM Motorcycles Renegade Commando, Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220, Royal Enfield Himalayan etc. Click on the given link to explore all available options: Choosing one will depend on several factors like budget, brand preference, specific feature requirements etc. Please drop down your requirements so that we can assist you further.
For long drives, get a stable bike. a RE 350 or 500 would be best or the RE Himalayan. if budget allows, try one of the new adventure Triumph bikes , these offer higher performance and stability on long journeys. my own RE Thunderbird performs well too but my back does start hurting after a while when driving on longer routes. Good luck
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.
If u r into riding long distance then the tb 350 but it has no abs on the other hand avenger has got abs single channel both the bikes got same power but tb350 has tubetire,350x has tubeless and avenger tube tire.If your budget is somewhat near 2L then should wait for the tb350 abs or should go for classic signals 350 or 500 abs.TB 350 is a nise looking bulky bike as i own one, but on hard braking the tire gets locked, what i would suggest wait a little more for tb to get abs.
Avenger cruiser is good for shorter height person other side Thunderbird 350 is right for the person who has height 5 feet and above. Also thunder bird is more powerful than avenger and comfortable too.So don't be confused between these two bikes both has the difference like heaven and earth has. And also technically on higher altitude you will need powerful engine ex. for ladakh ride , hilly road and also Thunderbird is very good on off -road also .
It purely depends on what you need. For an exhilarating cross-country ride, Thunderbird 350 is anyday ahead of Avenger Cruise 220 because of its size, weight, height and energy. For a comfortable city ride or a leisurely hill ride up, Avenger is better because of its long wheelbase and rider posture.
Hi, I owned Himalayan from more than a year and I use it for my long ride as well as daily commute. I ride it almost 70 km daily from my house to office and I feel great experience about my bike. I also rode my friend's Thunderbird, but I take my decision in one test ride of Himalayan. It just looks big and hard to ride but believe me it's very much comfortable and easy to handle on highway or in heavy city traffic. It's a beast on off-road track. I never feel exhausted after a full day long ride. There are mainor issues in this bike but I m not sure that these are actually issues or just normal things like Knocking sound in handle bar after every long ride, chain loosen up very frequently and other small things which I have to go to workshop after long rides, only headlamp light is not sufficient. So I suggest you make your decision wisely.
Hi, I dont think anyone will be able to answer this becaus both the bikes are from different genre or class. - Hinalayan being an off roader or, as they say "purpose built" bike has everything different than Thunderbird being a highway or a cruiser bike. I enjoy riding Thunderbird 500 on a highway but, I enjoy exploring smaller towns and new roads on a Hinalayan. So, you ask yourself if you are a highway person or an explorer who might get different roads after every new turn. - Hinalayan, having bit less mileage than thunderbird, may give you more powerful pleasure by pushing the bike gear after gear. But, thunderbird will give you more of a relaxed and a happy ride whole day. I hope you find your answer in my philosophies for both.
My friend, that is like asking which is better, A good single Malt or aged Pinor Noir from south of France :). Both are distinct in looks and their purpose. (Although, the condition of some urban Indian roads is such that the Himalayan is the obvious choice :) The Thunderbird is an entry level cruiser, while the Himalayan is made for high torque at low RPM situations- aka offroad or sticky situations while off the beaten path... both are excellent rides although the Himalayan has polarizing looks (those who cant handle it, hate it:). I ride my sleet grey in a suit to meetings and am fine with it. But then, I also ride the Ducati in slippers to go fetch a liter of milk :).
I wants a suggestion which will be the best bike under 3 lac. MY choice is Apache 310 and himalayan.But have positive and negative point. TVs Apache 310 is good option for touring and daily ride but where you carry language .No tank bag no accessories... While himalyan can be use for touring and daily use but liability is main factor due to which I can't trust this bike which I had in past... Need suggestion.. if someone can help or suggest.. I am wishing to purchase bike in 2019.
The selection of the bike totally depends on one's needs and preference. Talking about the Royal Thunderbird 350 is amongst the best cruisers that one can buy. It is easy to use for your regular city commute, while also being really good on the open highways while touring. Although refinement and quality levels could be better, the Thunderbird 350 remains one of the most popular Royal Enfield machines on sale today. On the other hand, the Royal Thunderbird 500 is among the most appealing cruisers out there. It is easy to use for your regular city commutes, while also being potent on the open highways while touring. However, refinement and quality levels still need improvement. The Thunderbird 500 is one of the better-known cruisers in the Indian market. Having said that, the Thunderbird 500 is worth the premium in our opinion given its better performance advantage.Moreover, do take the test ride for both the bikes in order to pick the best one that matches your needs and requirements.
It depends on your daily use. Fuel efficiency is better in 350. Easy and smooth commuters bike. If you want more power 500.. even higher then interceptor 650...If you plan for long tours and highway cruise then definitely 500..If you plan for resale after a few years, then 350 sales better in second hand than 500. All the best
350is a commuter. But where as 500 for tours and rides. 500is fitted with EFI for better performance and torque at high altitudes. But in BSVI 350 which is having 6speed gear box, double cradle frame, duel channel ABS and digital instrument console and also with EFI is coming soon. Wait until 2020.
Yes, definitely as it has lower seat height, better turning radius, handlebar position is curved towards rider for comfortable rides. Bike is meant for riding purpose not for just moving around, you can start the bike maneuver the way you want. It's quite flickable as well. I'll definitely suggest you to go for it, if you want a good tourer as well as most comfortable commuter
Hi Satish, Your weight doesn't matter when you buy a bike, unless ur weight is more than the bike's.TB350 is a heavy bike. But it all depends on your purpose and your strength. Bike feels heavy initially but gradually u get acquainted with its weight. Its actually the weight of the bike that keeps it steady and stable on road with proper grip.Take a test ride before you buy.
It’s your choice. As per my knowledge, comparing with all these bikes , I feel Thunderbird is the right choice , why ? Because , it is a cruiser bike and has solid construction which means heavier than the rest of all bikes which gives you more comfortable ride on road and looks like manly . Other these bikes have not much riding comfort. The Jawa bikes haven’t proven anything big in those areas as of now . It may give you some good feedback in future , may try it. As of now , you think about TB 350, but TB 350 X which is latest model and you don’t find much difference in that .think about it before buy .
Jawa is yet to prove itself, just a huge launch won't make it a success and company has initially failed to keep up the promise of delivering the bikes on time.Jawa is sold out till September which means even if you book today your bike might be delivered to you next year, better buy thunderbird ABS, else why don't you look for Dominar.in case you are waiting till jan then might RE comeup with the new lineup, refresh models.
Weight and height has nothing to do with this brother.Me and a frnd of mine having same height and weight as you,have done almost all India ride on my bike.if you have got passion for riding,you can go for any of the models,but if you go for long rides,I'd suggest you to opt for Thunderbird 350 because of its comfort,riding pleasure and also 20 litre fuel tank which,at times prove to be very helpful.
It is quite a good bike. Apart from the engine,the bike is a different experience altogether,and has a character of its own.The 350 varient weights as much as the standard 500,but amazing performs better than classic 350. Might be a little demanding in raining conditions,but all together the bike stands very much apart in the RE stable . A very cool bike: exudes manliness in a very classy way.
The Royal Thunderbird 350 is amongst the best cruisers that one can buy. It is easy to use for your regular city commute, while also being really good on the open highways while touring. While, UM Motorcycles is an entirely-new name in the Indian two-wheeler space and is targeting cruiser buyers on a budget with its offerings. Both are cruisers but if you're looking for a bike with better power, you can opt UM Motorcycles Renegade Commando and with an extra gear it performs better on highways. On the other hand, if you are on budget and looking for a better fuel economy, you can go for the badge of Royal Enfield. Click on the given link to compare both the bikes: https://bit.ly/2AV9Lvd Do look out for nearest dealership/service center before making any final decision and take a test ride in order to clear your all doubts. Click on the given link to get your nearest dealership details: https://bit.ly/2jv2aXQ
Obviously, Thunderbird is better. It has 20 litre fuel tank with tank range of 600-700km , projector headlights, easy to setup saddle bags, better handling of two you'll be surprised by the handling of Thunderbird in the twisties, now comes with dual channel ABS. I have done long ride with any issue but if you come across anyone can repair it across India and service network is spread in each and every city.
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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.
Daily commute- Comfortable,Easy to maneuver, good turning radius, All goodies are packed inside even for daily commuteTouring-Tank range is huge as it has 21litres fuel tank.Engine doesn"t heat up,can tour all day long widout any issues.Great provision for saddle just pull out a cable remove pillion seat and you are ready to go.Pillion seat comfort is kind of good.Only issue is the seat which bit hardPerformance-Well it"s a air cooled,long stroke,cruiser. Cruiser has a good midrange and this bike has it. Take a corner and it will surprise you until you are scraping footpegs all over. Vibration will start creeping at speeds over 90 kmph but if you opt for semi synthetic oil or synthetic man it makes a hell lot of difference.Maintenance-Easy on pocket,You have to replace speedometer bracket atleast once.Fuel gauge is just for decorative purpose never depend on it.Suggestions-Try Semi-synthetic, Synthetic oils, never push it for offroading
amazing machine..loved it..large wheel makes all potholes on road unnoticable..long rides are comfortables with less backache..milage is 40 + when driven correctly...electric starter is underpowered. rear break is underpowered..maintanance is kind of ok ok
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