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In a country like India where bikes are considered to be a necessity, the Royal Enfield has set a mark for being a best seller. It is immensely loved by a lot of people and there seems to be a great demand for them. The Royal Enfield Thunderbird includes two models, i.e., Thunderbird 350 and its elder sibling 500. The only thing differentiating the two is the engine displacement and fuel supply system. The bike is a power packed, stunning model with superb features. The Royal Enfield Thunderbird comes with a number of colour options including flicker, lightning, marine, and stone that cover up the body. Rest of the detailing is done in chrome for a more sophisticated effect. It has a better handling when compared to the classic. It has upgraded itself from the previous models and is considered to be a competition to Bajaj Dominar 400, Royal Enfield Classic 350 and the UM Renegade Commando. So far the company does not have any plans for the Royal Enfield 2018 but the ones already existing are doing pretty well in terms of sales.
Finally, let’s go in-depth about the model in this Royal Enfield Thunderbird review.
Exteriors: The bike sports round headlamps on the front along with a tear-drop shaped tank and high handlebars for a better rear view. The bike has double saddle seats that are comfortable and the pillion has a backrest that makes it look stylish as well as offers more ease for long distance journeys. The instrument cluster has digital and analogue gauges that display fuel level indicator, dual trip meter and other such things. The LED taillights and rear blinkers are placed on the rear fender along with the number plate and light reflectors. The motorcycle weighs 192 kgs which increases the stability of the bike and ensures a good traction control.
Specifications: The Royal Enfield Thunderbird has a Single Cylinder, 4 Stroke, Twinspark, Air Cooled engine with a displacement of 346 cc (Thunderbird 500 has a displacement of 499 cc). It has a maximum speed of 107 kmph. It also gives a mileage of 40 kmpl (Thunderbird 500 gives a mileage of 30 kmpl). The fuel type is petrol with 20 litres fuel tank capacity. The front and rear brake type is disc and a spoke wheel type. The kick and self-start function continues to be in this model too.
Price: The Royal Enfield Thunderbird price is INR 1.45 lakhs ex-showroom (including GST). The Royal Enfield on road price is INR 1.62 lakhs.