March 1, 2016: The renowned cruiser bike maker and a subsidiary of Eicher Motors Pvt. Ltd., Royal Enfield has introduced its first of a kind motorcycle last month called as Royal Enfield Himalayan and now the reached the dealerships for booking. It is also expected that the company will soon launch the bike with fuel injection system in the North America market. The bike is propelled by an all new LS410 single cylinder SOHC carbureted engine that generates around 24.5PS of power and 32Nm of torque.
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|Variants||Mileage||Top Speed||Engine Description||Power|
|Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350||40 Kmpl||107 Kmph||Single Cylinder, 4 Stroke, Twinspark, Air Cooled||19.8 bhp @ 5250 rpm|
The Pros: Retro style cruiser houses with advanced features, reliable & efficient engine, comfortable and superb handling. The Cons: Plastic rear view mirror on the handlebars, braking power is nice but fails to provide that bite of a performance braking action. The Crux: This bike is good package, for those who like to travel on motorcycle. Moreover it has classy looks, decent performance and fuel efficiency.RatingRoyal Enfield, the name associated with two wheelers for more than a century, is the oldest motorcycle brand in continuous production. The company manufact... [ Read More ]
The British motorcycle manufacturer, Royal Enfield is well known for its high-class machines that please the rider. The manufacturer offers 4 kinds of a machine that are Cafe racer, Retro street, Standard street and Cruiser. The cruiser range of the machine includes two models, i.e., Thunderbird 350 and its elder sibling 500. Both bikes are same in appearance, but there is only one thing that can differentiate them easily that is engine displacement and fuel supply system. Both bikes are available in same colors namely Flicker, Lightning, Marine, and Stone.
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 is provided with a 346cc, air-cooled, single cylinder, 4-stroke, twin spark engine that comes mated to a 5-speed constant mesh gearbox. The mill is tuned to generate 19.8 bhp of power at 5250 rpm along with 28 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm. It uses a wet, multiplate clutch that transmits the power to the rear wheel. The bike runs on 90/90 - 19, 52P front and 120/80 - 18, 62P rear tyres that are fitted over spoke wheels. The braking system of the bike is comprises of a reliable 280mm disc, 2-piston caliper brake at front and a 240mm disc, single piston caliper brake at the rear end. Furthermore, its suspension system includes 41mm telescopic forks, 130mm travel up front and Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload, 80mm travel at the rear end.
The bike is one of the most popular cruiser bikes in the country due to its powerful engine and dynamic design. The motorcycle sports a unique projector lamp, well-crafted instrument panel, electric start, LED tail lights and a backrest for the pillion rider. It comes with overall body dimensions of 2060 mm in length, 790 mm in width, 1205 mm in height along with 1350 mm of wheelbase. It has a minimum ground clearance of 140mm that offers a good stability while cornering. Besides this, it has a neatly designed fuel tank that can hold 20 liters that is good enough for long distance riding.
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 is designed to serve the young generation of the country that would love to use the technology of their time yet feel enticed to the cult of Royal Enfield. The front profile of the bike features a round shaped headlight with a projector lamp along with bullet shaped turn blinkers that are mounted around it and unique position light guide. Its instrument cluster is comprises of digital and analogue gauges that are easy to read and display about fuel level indicator, dual trip meter and other tell tales. Furthermore, the machine sports a teardrop shaped fuel tank with amazing paint work that adds some shine to the bike. Besides this, it also features a high handlebar and forward set foot controls that offer an optimum comfort and good riding posture.
The bike equipped with a double saddle seat along with a backrest for pillion that looks both comfortable and attractive. Apart from this, the bike also features an elegant petite LED tail light with rear blinkers that finds their place on rear fender that carries a light reflector and a number plate. It has overall body measurement of 2060 mm in length, 790 mm in width, 1205 mm in height along with 1350 mm of wheelbase. The kerb weight of the machine is 192 kg that makes it easy to manage and also improves the stability of the ride. It has the minimum ground clearance of 140mm, that provides a smooth stability around the corners.
Thunderbird 350 is propelled by a 346cc, single cylinder, 4-stroke, twin spark, air-cooled engine that comes coupled to a 5-speed constant mesh gearbox, that works with a wet, multiplate clutch. The mill churns out a maximum power of 19.8bhp at 5250 rpm and a peak torque of 28 Nm at 4000 rpm. It is fitted with a 20 liters huge fuel tank that offers a decent amount of mileage of 53.4kmpl. The bike can hit a top speed of 130 kmph. It has a compression ration of 8.5:1 and a power oriented bore x stroke ratio of 70 mm x 90 mm.
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 rides on 90/90 - 19, 52P front and 120/80 - 18, 62P rear tyres that give a smooth grip on the terrains. Furthermore, the braking duties are carried out by a 280mm disc brake with 2-piston caliper at the front and 240mm disc brake with single piston caliper at the rear. Besides this, the bike also features a suspension system that is consists of 41mm telescopic forks, 130mm travel up front and Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload, 80mm travel at the rear and offers a comfortable and stress-free ride.
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 comes with an H7 55 / 55 W projector headlamp that provides a clear view at night. A hazard function makes the side indicators glow simultaneously, which keeps the motorcycle visible while riding on highways.
Vast service network
Value for money
Absence of 6-speed gearbox
Braking can be improved
I own a thunder bird 350cc which is made like a gun and runs like a bullet, I own a bullet because really boys ride toys but men ride bullet, and the oil leakage part ofcourse bullets wont leak oil it marks its teritorry where i have a 2009 model which is 50th year edition and that dug dug sound makes me feel my bullet, mine is a self start optional bike where i can ride it very conviently and even my elder...
With my heart pumping, I made my way to the service and delivery area. There it was. It was indeed a beautiful beast in black. I was waiting for my turn for the service person to explain the features and hand over the keys. There was a Standard being delivered before mine. So I used all the time to complete my PDI as per the RE PDI sheet. There was a person waiting for his turn for delivery of a Classic 350...
I own a Thunderbird 350 and I have clocked around 14000 kms in 6months and still cruising with no problems so far. Following were the pros and cons I experienced as a TB owner.Pros:1. Thunderbird is very comfortable and I'd recommend it if you do a lot of cruising.Thanks to the Large seat and the great suspension. Bikes like duke aren't actually meant for cruising and hence their seats are ver...
The most affordable one with a history in India has to be the Royal Enfield. I had a liking for bikes from school days.Things and features i like most are1.Very comfortable seats for rider and pillion.Riding position is also great with stretched arms.The Thunder bird 350, the ride quality is exceptionally good for the rider .Thanks to exceptionally good ergonomics in Royal Enfield .2. Includes an inbuilt ...
1. Huge fuel tank, 19 liters, will make any Duke owner jealous.2.Projector headlight provides very good illumination at night.3. Very nicely sprung suspension, makes even the worst roads feel like an airport tarmac.4. get trip meters, time and odo are digital.5. Rear tire is much fatter than old Thunderbirds, makes the bike look better and should help a lot with the grip too....
The oldest motorcycle brand in the world still in production- Royal Enfield is developing three new motorcycles and 2 new engines to add to its 2016 line-up. The new models will be based on all new platforms and will include a scrambler style adventure motorcycle. Reports are say...
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Continuing its strong sales momentum in 2014, Royal Enfield recorded sales of 27,542 units in combined domestic wholesale and exports in November 2014 recording a growth of 52% over same period last year. In November 2013, overall sales of the company was 18,131 units.  ...