With the Thunderbird 500 being launched, Royal Enfield have taken the opportunity to breathe some life back into the standard Thunderbird 350 that has been with us for a long long time. The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 gets a lot of features carried over from the elder brother except for the FI system and now is a more appealing package than its previous version.

The TB350 tank is now a 20 litre one, the rear section that includes the split seats, the LED tail lights and the pillion back rest is similar to that on the TB500 and it also gets the updated front forks, 18 inch tyres and the rear disc setup. The projectors from the TB500 also make it on to the Thunderbird 350 and so does a similar paint job. The new Thunderbird 350 roughly costs about 13,000INR more than the previous one whose bookings had stopped some while back. The on-road price in Mumbai is at 1,43,346 INR.

Thunderbird 350 specifications

Type Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Twinspark, Air cooled
Displacement 346cc
Bore x stroke 70 mm X 90 mm
Compression Ratio 8.5:1
Maximum Power 19.8 bhp @ 5250 rpm
Maximum Torque 28Nm @ 4000 rpm
Ignition System Transistorized Coil Ignition (TCI)
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 5 Speed Constant Mesh
Lubrication Wet sump
Engine Oil 15 W 50 API, SL Grade JASO MA
Fuel Supply UCAL, BS29
Air Cleaner Paper Element
Engine Start Electric/Kick

Type Single downtube, using engine as stressed member
Front suspension Telescopic, 41mm forks, 130mm travel
Rear suspension Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload, 80mm travel

Tyres Fr. 90/90-19, 52P MRF Zapper FM
Tyres Rr. 120/80-18, 62P MRF Zapper C
Brakes Front 280mm Disc, 2-Piston caliper
Brakes Rear 240mm Disc, Single piston caliper

Electrical System 12 volt – DC
Battery 12 volt, 14 Ah
Head Lamp Projection type headlamp, H7 55 / 55 W
Tail Lamp LED lamp with position light guides
Turn Signal Lamp Hazard Light featured for the first time on an Indian motorcycle