Royal Enfield Thunderbird
- Engine: 346 - 499 Cc
- Mileage: 35 - 53 Kmpl
- Power: 19.8 - 27.2 bhp
- Weight: 192 Kg
- Comfortable And Great For Touring
- Equipped With Electric Start And Disc Brake
- Digital Instrument Console And Projector Headlamp
- NVH (Noise, Vibration & Harshness) Levels Are High
- Gearbox Feels Sluggish
- Fit And Finish Not Upto The Mark
Royal Enfield Thunderbird Overview
Royal Enfield is synonymous with vintage styling, thrilling horsepower and the thumping engine sound. It is one of the most popular and well known bike markers in the world. The Thunderbird range is manufactured exclusively for Indian market and has never been exported. These are cruiser style motorbikes with the classic Royal Enfield exterior styling and high performing engine. The Thunderbird series comes in two variants- 350 and 500. Thunderbird is a conscious effort by Royal Enfield to augment their stature as a manufacturer who in constant pursuit of refinement and progress and isn't exactly shy of offering the golden feel of a heritage motorcycle with the right blend of technology.Royal Enfield Thunderbird models feature a 20 litre tank, digital meter console and LED tail lamps. This two-seating carries split seats with a removable rear seat that can be used as a luggage carrier. The latest models come with rear disc brake, retractable foot pegs and Hazard Light featured for the first time on an Indian motorcycle. They now come in three striking shades of black-matt, glossy and loss and twilight (black with a blue hue).With the distinctive black styling and 3D motifs, this range of motorcycles is all set to make a distinct statement on the roads. The variants have a price difference of around 30,000 rupees.
Royal Enfield Thunderbird Engine & Transmission
Thunderbird 500- Royal Enfield Thunderbird has a powerful 500 cc 4-stroke twin-spark engine which gives more power and thumping sound than its sibling of 350cc capacity. It is an agile and pretty fast roadster that lives up to everything you demand of it. Thunderbird 500 works with electronic fuel injection system. As compared to Thunderbird 500,Thunderbird 350 operates on carburetor. It is a pretty decent performing bike with good stability.
Royal Enfield Thunderbird Mileage
The average mileage of Thunderbird 350 is claimed to be 43 kmpl by the company which is quiet good for a price sensitive market. The average mileage of Thunderbird 500 is around 34 kmpl.
Royal Enfield Thunderbird Performance and Handling
The Royal Enfield Thunderbird range is a mid-premium range for the touring enthusiasts in India. Both the variants are very popular for highway cruising. Packed with more power and 1950s Bullet style exteriors, this range of bikes have garnered appreciation and positive feedback from users who experience a renewed thrill riding this machine. Royal Enfield bikes have a cult following in India and the Thunderbird savour the same popularity. Thunderbird 500 comes with additional features which help during driving like the futuristic instrument console with the digital LCD display with the 2 independent trip meter and the head lamp console with the projector and LED light guide Halo ring. Thunderbird 350 was first launched in 2000 and revamped in 2012. It is regarded as the bread and butter product of Royal Enfield as it is a budget cruiser. It bears the iconic style, modern technologies and a comfortable riding position expected of a bike of this segment.
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