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  • Q. Which one is better between Royal Enfield Classic 350 and Thunderbird 350?

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    Sunil
    Sunil | 11 months ago

    Let's compare few aspects of the two bikes.Pricing considering the prices, tb is costlier then classic at same cc. This gives an idea that RE consider or spend on tb more thn classic. The quality of material used in the tb is costlier then classic.Engine i have been told by everyone that the engine of both the machines are same. They offer same power and they don't have nay difference. Personally, i found tb engine different then classic. Where people have always been complaining about flase neutral gear in tb, never heard a serious problem in classic.Posture considering tb as a cruiser will be wrong. It is also a commuter with high handlebars. People have suggested that the posture of tb is better then as compare to classic. I have found no problem riding both the bikes. People buy classic and change the handle bar to a longer handle bar and get the same comfortable posture as per your requirement. However, i have also heard a lot of people complaining back problem. Personally didn't found any such problem. Rode continuously around for 150-200km (Mumbai to pune with small 2-3 tea breaks) on tb, didn't found such problem.Handling i found classic to be more comfortable in city or on turning thn tb. The tb has smaller radius as per company, so it should not give any trouble in the city as well. Don't take me wrong, but I m not saying that tb has problems in the city, it is just less fun.Weight tb is heavier thn classic by 10kgs. Yea, but i don't think it will make any big difference. Considering classic is 185kg ans tb is 195 kg, both the bikes are heavy. It shouldn't be a deciding factor.The plus points in tb the semi electronic system on tb is very helpful. For eg. The petrol indicator, the rpm indicaor, trip meter etc. The tb has so called projector lights, which are not sufficient but still better thn the one provided in classic. The rear disc breaks are not sufficient but better then classic.So which one to go for? I will give you a very practical advice. Now a days you get the bikes on rent around 1000-1500 per day. Plan a short trips like 100-150kms. Take tb on rent for one weekend and classic on another weekend. Understand the logic for above said things. Check what are you comfortable with. Investing in bike is a big decision .

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    Krishan
    Krishan | 1 year ago

    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.

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    Aditya
    Aditya | 1 year ago

    RE Classic 350. In every terms,it feels much better. It feels royal and feels like yes you arent riding some day to day commuters. Thunderbird 350 is just a styled 350 and don't even have a after sale handsome evaluation. RE Classic though quite retro gets everything you want. And ofcourse, Modification can make it better than RE Thunderbird 350.

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